Thursday, April 4, 2013

PINDI CHOLE


This is a tangy and spicy preparation of Chole / Chickpeas in a Traditional Punjabi village style. .. hence the name, Pindi Chole." Pind " means a " Village " in Punjabi language. This dish is served usually with bhaturas but you can relish it with rotis, naans anything. Raw onion and green chillies are served along with a pickle.  Traditionally the chole were cooked on low flame and simmered until cooked, mostly on charcoal Sigris, but these days we use pressure cookers which make the job easy.


Ingredients:
Chana / chickpeas .....  1cup
Garlic ................ 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp
Anardana powder .... 2 tsps
Oil ................ 3-4 tbsps
Onion rings and  julienned ginger for garnishing.

Dry Roast and grind coarsely:
Coriander seeds .... 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds ....... 1 tsp
Caraway seeds.. 1 tsp
Black pepper corns .. 1 tsp
Cloves ................. 3-4
Cinnamon stick .... 1 small piece
Black cardamom.... 1
Star anise ............ 1

Method:
1. Soak the chana overnight.
2. In a pressure cooker boil the chana with a tea bag and a little salt until done.


3. In a pan heat oil. Add the dry ground spices and saute on low flame.

4. Put the garlic paste and stir fry. Now add the anardana powder, salt and red chiili powder.

5. Drain out water from the chana and add them to the masala.

6. Mix well and add half cup water and simmer again. The quantity of water depends on how you want your dish.. dry or with a little gravy.
Serve with Bhaturas / naans / Rumali Rotis





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40 comments:

  1. My absolute fav recipe.. looks yummy!!

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  2. Love the gravy and chole is my favorite one.

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  3. My mouth is watering here Dear

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    1. You are welcome to have them dear

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  4. Hey wow this is what I have been trying to capture and failing miserable. Thanks will try making pindi cholay again.

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    1. I am glad that you wanted to make this dish.. do share the pics after making

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  5. All time favorite..looks do yummy.

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  6. Perfect Pindi chole ....Love to have them with Bhatura :)
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  7. looks sooo tempting n delicious curry..

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  8. our family fav dish..love it..muh me paani aa gaya :) thnx for linking

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  9. Love this curry
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  11. I love chickpeas.. and this Pindi chole makes me weak in the knees

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  12. Fingerlicking good pindi chole and bhature. Absolutely scrumptious.

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  13. Super like, love this fabulous and famous pindi chole.

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  14. Love the look of chole bature..

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  15. delicious..
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  16. yummmmmmm..yummm....
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