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Chole Pindi Recipe

Chole Pindi is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes


  • 250g - Kabuli chana
  • 1 tbsp - tea leaves
  • 5 tbsp - oil
  • 3 to 4 Green chillies (slit)
  • 2 piece- Ginger (cut into thin strips)
  • 1.5 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • a pinch- Turmeric powder
  • finely chopped Coriander leaves (to garnish)
  • sufficient water to boil the Chana
  • salt to taste
  • Masalas to be ground:
  • 3 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 black Cardamom
  • 6 green Cardamoms
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2.5 tsp - anardana
  • 5 Cloves
  • How to Make Chole Pindi:

    1. Wash and soak the chana for 8 hours in sufficient water.
    2. Tie the tea leaves in a muslin cloth and make a potli.
    3. Pressure cook the chana in sufficient water along with salt and the potli of tea leaves.
    4. Pressure cook on high flame till one whistle.
    5. Reduce the flame and continue cooking for 30 minutes or till the chana is soft.
    6. Roast the masalas to be ground on a low flame on a preheated tawa till aromatic.
    7. Remove from gas and cool.
    8. Dry grind to a fine mixture.
    9. Heat oil in a kadai. Add ginger and green chillies and saute for few seconds.
    10. Add the ground mixture and saute on a low flame for five minutes.
    11. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and a little salt; mix well.
    12. Fry this for another 2 to 3 minutes.
    13. Add the kept aside boiled chana and mix well.
    14. Simmer till the masalas and the chana are well blended.
    15. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    16. Serve hot with bhaturas or purees, mango pickle, and onion rings.


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