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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pindi Chole Recipe (Pindi Chana Recipe)

Pindi Chole Recipe
I badly wanted to try pindi chana(punjabi chole) as I have tasted it in restaurants and also in ready to eat. I got the ingredients ready and totally forgot about it.Then a sudden urge last month and I finally made this, should I say about the taste...? It was a totally different from the usual chana masala we make, am sure this will add on to my fav sidedishes for roti or even poori.I referred the recipe from a cookbook by MenuRani Chellam.
Pindi Chole Recipe

Pindi Chana Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 8 hrs soaking time | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

White Chana - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Tomato puree - from 2 medium sized tomatoes
Green Chillies- 2 slitted
Tea Bag - 1
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cardamom - 1
Red Chilli Powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder(Dry mango powder) - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To roast and grind:

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Anardana seeds(Pomegranate Seeds) - 2 tsp

Method:

  1. Dry roast cumin and anardana seeds till nice aroma rises, and grind it to a coarse powder, Set aside. Soak chana overnight and pressure cook with enough water along with tea bag,cinnamon and cardamom for 6-7 whistles.Drain water and keep chana aside.Reserve drained water.Heat oil in a pan add onion, ginger garlic paste and green chillies saute till golden brown.
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  2. Add the tomato puree,roasted powder,red chilli powder,garam masala powder and required salt. Saute till raw smell leaves.Then add reserved boiled water.
    How to make pindi chana - Step1
  3. Allow it to boil for few mins.Once it becomes thick like a semi thick gravy add the cooked channa.
    How to make pindi chana - Step2
  4. Add amchur powder , give a quick stir and let chana absorb the gravy well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off.Add lemon juice while serving along with onion rings.
    How to make pindi chana - Step3
Serve hot with phulkas / pooris.
Pindi Chole Recipe

My Notes:

  • Usually pindi channa is semi dry but if you want more gravy then add 1 more tomato for making the puree.
  • Dont skip amchur powder and anardhana seeds they give a great flavour to the curry.
  • If you have big cardamom use it, I dont have, so skipped and used green cardamom itself.The darker color is because of the teabag , it gives a great flavour to the gravy.
  • You will get Pomegranate seeds in Nuts and Spices.
Pindi Chole Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

18 comments:

  1. Delicious and super tempting!!!! very nicely done..
    Sowmya

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  2. These chole look super delicious. Adding the tea bag is new to me - I dint know - thanks for sharing that tip. Nice bright and clear pictures- very beautiful :)
    Shema | LifeScoops

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  3. A fav & popular way of relishing chole..Looks too yummm!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Delicious looking chole! Great clicks!

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  5. This looks super delicious!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogpsot.com

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  6. Who can resist to this wonderful and delicious pindi Chole.

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  7. Very tasty looking dish! Tea bag concept is new for me too! Interesting!

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  8. looks absolutely delicious and tempting..

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  9. i prefer mine with more gravy the husband absolutely loves this!

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  10. yummy can eat it just like that!

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  11. Super perfect and real soft roti too...

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  12. I prepare it with little more gravy.. Looks very perfect...

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  13. Very yummy and delicious one, perfect side for rotis

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  14. Yummy it looks. I recently bought this pindi channa from the ready food by ashirvad and loved it. Happy to see the recipe here.

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