Pindi Chole

Pindi Chole- Chickpeas cooked in fresh Indian spices

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Pindi Chole Recipe

  • Chickpeas soaked overnight 1 cup
  • Tea leaves 1 tablespoon
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon
  • Pomegranate seeds (anardana) 1 tablespoon
  • Onion finely chopped 1 large
  • Green chilli-ginger paste 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder 1½ tablespoons
  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • Chole masala 1½ tablespoons
  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes quartered 2 medium
  • Green chillies slit 4-5
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

Recipe detail

Step 1: Tie tea leaves in muslin cloth to form a bundle. Drain the chickpeas and transfer into a pressure cooker. Add 6-8 cups water, salt and tea leaves bundle and pressure cook till 6-8 whistles. Reduce heat and simmer till chickpeas are soft and completely cooked. Discard bundle of tea leaves.

Step 2: Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and dried pomegranate seeds and sauté till cumin seeds are browned.

Step 3: Add onion and sauté till it is well browned.

Step 4: Add green chilli-ginger paste and mix. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, chole masala and dried mango powder. Mix well and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 5: Add tomatoes, green chillies and salt. Mix well and cook till tomatoes are pulpy.

Step 6: Add chickpeas alongwith cooking liquor. Mix well and transfer into a pressure cooker and put it on heat.

Step 7: Add garam masala powder, cover and cook till 1 whistle.

Step 8: Serve hot!

Nutrition Info

Calories : 2153 Kcal

Carbohydrates : 199.1 gm

Protein : 68.9 gm

Fat : 120.2 gm

Other : Iron- 19.9mg


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