Tuesday, August 05, 2014


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Today, I am here with a very popular North Indian dish, Pindi Chole. This chole is prepared in a traditional punjabi style cooking. This is a dry dish in which chick peas are cooked with lot of spices. 
This hearty dish is absolutely easy to cook and makes for a ...wholesome meal when served with kulchas, naan, parathas and rotis. 
Try out this healthy, protein packed recipe and you woud just love it..!
  • Chole / chickpeas           - 1 cup
  • Oil                                  - 2 tbsp
  • Tea pwd                         - 1 tsp
  • Onion                             - 1
  • Tomato                          - 1
  • Green chilly                   - 1
  • Ginger                           - small piece
  • Red chilly pwd               - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd              - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Dried mango pwd         - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd                   - 1/2 tsp
  • Chole masala pwd        - 1 tsp
  • Ajwain                           - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd       - 1/2 tsp
  • Anardhana / dried pomegranate pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice                      - few drops
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Wash and soak Chana / chickpeas in water overnight or for minimum 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Take the chickpeas along with the soaked water in pressure cooker. Add a tsp of tea pwd or dried tea leaves in a small white muslin cloth, tie it tight to the edge and add the tea bag to the chickpeas.
  • Pressure cook till 6 to 8 whistles.
  • Simmer the flame for another few minutes till the chickpeas are cooked soft & tender.

  • Once the pressure goes off, drain the water and keep the cooked chickpeas in a bowl.
  • Finely chop onion and tomato.
  • Slit green chilly and ginger lengthwise.
  • To the chickpeas add red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, salt, chole masala and dried mango pwd.

  Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Add ajwain and allow to crackle.
  • Add the chole mixture.
  • Give a quick stir in high flame.
  • Add sliced onion, tomato, green chilly and ginger.
  • Continue sauting for 2 more minutes.
  • Simmer the flame sprinkle garam masala pwd and anardhana pwd.
  • Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn off flame.
  • Add few drops of lemon juice and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • Take the Pindi Chole in serving bowl.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Pindi Chole tastes delicious when served hot with naans or kulchas.
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  1. Literally mouthwatering... Love to taste it right now..

  2. Hmmmmmm Jay I am terribly hungry looking at the chole It looks very delicious.

  3. oh yumm looks delicious, I love chick peas

  4. Such a delicious platter, I have never tried this preparation Jayanthi, after seeing your awesome clicks, planning to follow your recipe and make it this weekend :)

  5. My all time favourite, totally am drooling here.


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