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Chana Pindi

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Tangy and spicy chickpeas Rawalpindi style

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Preparation Time : 41-50 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Chana Pindi

Main Ingredients

Chickpeas (kabuli chana) ,

Cuisine

Punjabi

Course

Main Course-Veg

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Calories

315

Carbohydrates

31.975

Protein

7.875

Fat

17.175

Fibers

2.455

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight
    1 1/2 cups
  • Tea bags
    2
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Pomegranate seeds (anardana)
    1 tablespoon
  • Coriander seeds
    2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder (amchur)
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee
    4 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Onions chopped
    2 medium
  • Ginger paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Garlic paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Coriander powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Tomatoes quartered
    2 medium
  • Green chillies slit
    4-6
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1


Take soaked chana in a deep pan. Add tea bags and salt and cook till soft. Once cooked remove the tea bags.

Step 2


Dry roast anardana, coriander seeds, half the turmeric powder, half the red chilli powder, amchur and powder. This is the chana masala. Heat three tablespoons ghee in a iron kadai.

Step 3


Add one teaspoon cumin seeds and sauté till it changes colour. Add onions and sauté till golden.

Step 4


Add ginger paste, garlic paste, red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and continue to sauté.

Step 5


Add boiled chana, salt and some cooking liquour and mix. Meanwhile heat one tablespoon ghee in a pan, add the remaining cumin seeds and tomatoes. Add slit green chillies and a little salt and toss.

Step 6


Stir and press the tomatoes lightly. Add a little water and cook for two minutes. Add to the chana along with chole masala and garam masala.

Step 7


Stir to mix well and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes on low heat.

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