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Pindi Chana/Chole (Tangy and Spicy Chickpeas)

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Pindi Chana is a chickpea dish coated with light gravy. This goes really well with Kulcha. I found the recipe at MM’s Kitchen Bites. Eversince I tried this out, this has moved on to my favourite list.

According to MM, this dish tastes the best when prepared in a cast iron wok.

 

 



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Pindi Chana/Chole (Tangy and Spicy Chickpeas)
Pindi Chana is a chickpea dish coated with light gravy. This goes really well with Kulcha. This dish tastes the best when prepared in a cast iron wok.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
4
Ingredients
For the Spice Powder
For Tempering
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
4
Ingredients
For the Spice Powder
For Tempering
Instructions
  1. Soak the chick peas overnight or 8 hours.
  2. Drain the water and pour fresh water.
  3. Add the bayleaf, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon,peppercorns and salt and cook till done. Make sure that the chickpeas are cooked but firm. We do NOT want it to be mushy.
  4. Discard the whole spices once the chick peas is cooked.
  5. Drain and keep the liquid aside for further use.
  6. Dry roast the ingredients of spice powder till brown in colour. The air will be filled with the aroma of the spices. Switch off heat and cool.
  7. Grind to a fine powder and keep aside.
  8. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil to a smoking point.
  9. Immediately pour over the cooked chickpeas.
  10. Tip in the powdered spice and mix well. Keep aside.
  11. Heat 1- 2 tablespoons of oil and fry the ginger and green chillies for a minute.
  12. Remove them and keep aside.
  13. In the same oil, tip in the chickpeas and cook on high heat for 2 minutes. Make sure that the spice powder doesn't get burnt.
  14. Pour the liquid (in which the chickpeas was cooked). Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  15. Once you achieve the consistency to your liking, switch off heat.
  16. Garnish with the fried ginger, green chillies and sliced onion.
  17. Serve hot with Kulchas or any Indian bread of your choice.
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  1. MM's Kitchen Bites says:

    Hi Mareena, Google sent me a notification and I came :-)…love your space here…thanks for trying out my pindi chana and am so glad it has made it to the favorites! Would appreciate if you could post the photograph on my facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/MMKBites) Best, MM

  2. MM's Kitchen Bites says:

    Hi Mareena, Google sent me a notification and I came :-)…love your space here…thanks for trying out my pindi chana and am so glad it has made it to the favorites! Would appreciate if you could post the photograph on my facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/MMKBites) Best, MM

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