PINDI Chana | How to make PINDI Chana

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BySreemoyee Bhattacharjee
Created on 24th Apr 2017
  • PINDI Chana, How to make PINDI Chana

About PINDI Chana

This lovely blackish channa, very famous in Northern states with bhatura is an absolute delishhhhh on the palate.

PINDI Chana, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. PINDI Chana is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, PINDI Chana has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a PINDI Chana, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect PINDI Chana. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee. The recipe of PINDI Chanais very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing PINDI Chana is 40 minute. This recipe of PINDI Chana is perfect to serve 6. PINDI Chana is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves6People

Ingredients to make PINDI Chana

  • Kabuli chana (soaked) - 1 cup
  • Onion paste - 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes (chopped) - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Anaardana (pomegranate) powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder - 1 tsp
  • Shahi jeera - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tea leaves - 3 tbsp
  • Green cardamom - 2
  • Black cardamom - 1
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ghee/ refined oil
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make PINDI Chana

  1. Make a small potli or a bag with muslin cloth, containing the tea leaves, the green and black cardamom, cinnamon and black. Fasten it tightly.
  2. Now put this potli along with the soaked kabuli chana in a pressure cooker with required amount of water.
  3. Cook till the kabuli chana is boiled. Strain them and keep aside.
  4. To make the masala, heat a kadai with ghee/ oil.
  5. Once heated, add the bay leaf and shahi jeera.
  6. Now add the onion paste and keep stirring and saute till golden brown.
  7. Then add the ginger garlic paste and stir. Cook till the raw smell disappears.
  8. Then add the tomatoes, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, jeera powder and coriander powder along with salt.
  9. Cook on a low flame with occasional stirring till the masala leaves oil.
  10. Then add the strained and boiled kabuli chana.
  11. Give it a stir and add water for the gravy.
  12. Finally add the amchur powder and anaardana powder, stir.
  13. Check for salt and finally finish off with coriander leaves.
  14. Serve it with bhatura or poori .

Reviews for PINDI Chana (2)

Diksha Wahi4 months ago
Delicious dish!

sana Tungekar4 months ago
Gud one