pindi chole recipe

Pindi Chole Recipe | How to make Pindi Chole

What is Pindi Chole Recipe?

Flavorful choley prepared by a very interesting method. The recipe has no onion or tomato. It has ginger, garlic and green chilies. I, however, skipped garlic. If you like it, feel free to add it. It has lots of spices. The spices make the chole very flavourful. The recipe has 3 elements adding to the tanginess of this dish. Amchur powder , dried pomegranate seeds and tamarind water. The recipe calls for a “bouquet garni” i.e. a French word for “a bundle of aromatic herbs. Add tamarind water in the end to balance the flavors as per your taste. Tamarind water will cut down the hotness and give an awesome kick to the pindi chole recipe.

If you are fond of tangy and spicy chole, follow the recipe as it is. However, if you don’t like your chole too spicy or you are making it for kids, cut down the red chili powder and ginger as per your liking.

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How to make Pindi Chole

1. Make a potli with the ingredients for bouquet garni i.e. 1 tbsp tea leaves, 1 tbsp cloves, 3 cinnamon sticks, 5 green cardamoms, 3 black cardamoms and 2 bay leaves.

pindi chole recipe

2. In a pressure cooker, add the soaked chholey and the bouquet garni.

pindi chole recipe

3. Add salt to taste.

pindi chole recipe

4. Pressure-cook the chole with the bouquet garni and salt in sufficient water (3-4 cups of water).

pindi chole recipe

5. While the chole boil, prepare the masala mix by mixing together the ingredients for masala mix i.e. 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp red chilli powder, 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp cumin powder, 1 tsp amchur powder and pomegranate powder. Mix the spices.

pindi chole recipe

6. Once chole have boiled, drain the water and keep it aside. Take a pan and put the boiled chole in it.

pindi chole recipe

7. Sprinkle the masala mix on the boiled chole.

pindi chole recipe

8. Make tempering. Heat 3 tbsp oil.

pindi chole recipe

9. Add 3 tbsp chopped ginger. Cook for a minute.

pindi chole recipe

10. Add 2 slit green chilies. Cook for 30 seconds.

pindi chole recipe

11. Pour the tempering on the chole.

pindi chole recipe

12. Switch on the flame of the pan and add the water of boiled chole we had kept aside (approximately 1 cup).

pindi chole recipe

13. Add tamarind water as per taste. Let it simmer for 30 minutes. If you want t

pindi chole recipe

14. To thicken the gravy you can mash some chole and add to the gravy.

pindi chole recipe

15. Garnish with 1 tbsp kasuri methi, handful of chopped coriander and a pinch of black salt.

pindi chole recipe

16. Check the consistency and seasoning and serve.

pindi chole recipe

Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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