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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pindi Chana



Chickpeas 500gms (soaked over night)

For chick peas

Tea bag 1
Soba bicarbonate 1/2 tsp
Salt 2 tsp
Garam masala powder 2 tsp

For the masala

Coriander powder 5 tbsp
Cumin powder 2 tbsp
Amchur powder 2 tsp
Red chilli powder 2 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Black salt 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Ginger 3 inch cut into juliennes
Green chillies 10
Oil 1/4 cup

Pureed in blender

Onion 1
Ginger 1 inch piece
Oil 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 2tsp

Make a smooth paste of the above


Put chickpeas in a pressure cooker with enough water and add tea bag,soda,salt and garam masala powder.Pressure cook for 5-10 minutes until smooth.Once cooked,drain and reserve water.

Mix coriander,cumin,amchur powder,garam masala,red chilli powder,black salt and white salt.

Take chickpeas in a bowl and add masala, toss well so as to evenly coat the chickpeas with the masala.

Heat oil in a pan,when very hot pour on the chickpeas and shake well.Use a ladle very carefully to mix the chickpeas so that chickpeas do not break.

In a another pan heat 2 tbsp oil,add cumin and chillies .When splutter add the pureed paste.Saute till pink.Add 1 tsp of salt.Now add the reserved water.Simmer for 3-4 minutes.Add ginger juliennes and serve hot.

Recipe source:- The Super Indian Cook Book by Rakesh Puri


  1. Superrrr.I like the masala ingredients.

  2. Delicious-looking dish Varunavi...this is very different to me...especially the cooking of channa...cant wait to give this a try :)

  3. looks yum.. I like those grated ginger on the top...

  4. This is my all time favorite....looks super delicious..

  5. Pindi channa looks tempting and delicious..

  6. Can have it right now, please pass on the bowl.

  7. pindi chana looks spicy and yum, perfect choice with naan or bathura naa nice pic saritha.

  8. my favourite..looks delicious..

  9. Thanx shailaja,gita, home cooked,a2z,priya, prathiba,Rekha and sowmya

  10. Love this channa... looks delicious

  11. I love channa in any dish .......and looks delish!

  12. amazing color vanunavi...so tempting.. :)


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