Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas | How to make Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas

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ByPoonam Bachhav
Created on 23rd Nov 2015
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  • By Poonam Bachhav
    Created on 23rd Nov 2015

About Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas

Pindi chole is a popular Punjabi dish. This dish originates from Rawalpindi in Punjab where Pindi means a small village. This is one of the variation of the versatile chole, coated very lightly with the gravy, so it basically is a dry dish. This dish has no chopping and grinding so you save a lot of time, it is also an onion-garlic free recipe.

Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Poonam Bachhav. Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas by Poonam Bachhav is perfect to serve 4 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas.

  • Prep Time7Hours
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas

Ingredients to make Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas

  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana (White chickpeas / garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup Chana dal (Split Bengal gram)
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
  • 1 tsp Jeera (roast and grind)
  • 1 tsp Pomegranate seeds (roast and grind)
  • 1 tsp Caraway seeds (Shahi jeera)
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry Mango powder (Aamchur powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Pomegranate seeds (Anardana)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 black Cardamom (Badi elaichi)
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves (Tej patta)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp tea powder/tea bags
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

How to make Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas

  1. Soak the kabuli chana and chana dal for 7-8 hours. Pressure cook with 2 tea bags, 1 Bay leaf, Cloves, Black Cardamom, Cinnamon, Star anise Salt, Soda and water for 3 whistles. Allow the pressure to release, discard tea bags and whole spices.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and chana dal, however reserve the water. In a pan, heat oil and ghee gently and add 1 bay leaf, Carom seeds, Caraway seeds, grated ginger and saute till golden brown in colour.
  3. Keep a low flame and add coriander powder, red chili powder, dry mango powder, roasted cumin, pomegranate powder and saute for a minute. Add boiled chickpeas and chana dal with the reserved water.
  4. Add in salt and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, the oil will start floating on top. Now saute for another 3-4 minutes on a low flame by occasionally stirring in between until the chole becomes dry.
  5. Squeeze some lemon and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot.
My Tip: Add more water and serve as a gravy dish. Do not overcook the chole.

Reviews for Pindi Chole/ Tangy Spicy Chick Peas (9)

Soma AGRAWALa year ago
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Disha Chopraa year ago
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Madhu Sikria year ago
yumy and. simple recipe
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Asha Nandi2 years ago
Delicious
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Vaishali Nhalande More2 years ago
Wow! Mast yummy
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Rupashree Hadke2 years ago
Delicious
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Mangala Pagar2 years ago
Superb Recipe
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shweta bhand2 years ago
Wow its very yummie
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Rohini Pagar-Jadhav2 years ago
Simply delicious.
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