Pindi Chana (a dish of chickpeas)

Posted on October 17, 2020

Pindi Chana (a dish of chickpeas)



  1. Soak Chole in water overnight or for about 6 hours.
  2. Cook chole with salt and enough water in the cooker for about 
    20 minutes or till fully done.
  3. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.
  4. Finely chop the remaining ginger.
  5. Heat oil and sauté onions till golden. 
  6. Then add garlic and chopped ginger and green chilies. 
  7. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes, coriander, cumin, turmeric and chili powder and 
    sauté over low heat until the oil separates.
  9. Add chole, the reserved cooking liquid, salt and half of the coriander leaves.
  10. Simmer, uncovered until the liquid has been absorbed.
  11. Add a pinch of garam masala and serve chole sprinkled with the remaining 
    garam masala, coriander leaves and shredded ginger.
  12. Serve it with hot Puri or Bhutara.

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