Pindi Chole

I have made this recipe several times.Its a common dish but the addition of tea water to the normal chickpeas is the twist.My husband prefers this dish over chole masala.Last night when i made this, I wanted to make Bhature too but my very health conscious husband refused to have bhature and hence I landed up making Phulkas.
Kabuli Chana(Chickpeas)-1 cup
Onion Paste-6 Tbsps
Tomato Puree-4 Tbsps
Ginger-garlic paste-1 Tbsp
Red Chilli Whole-1
Mustard Oil-3-4 Tbsps
Chole Masala-1 Tbsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Chilli powder-a-2 Tsps
Dhania powder-1 tsp
Amchur Powder-1 tsp
Chopped Coriander-For garnish
Green Chilli Slit-For garnish
Salt-As per taste
Water-1 Cup

1.Boil the Chana in enough tea decoction or else you can just put 3 tea bags(unflavored) with water.
2.In the heated kadhai add oil and then the whole red chilli and then add the onion paste,ginger-garlic paste and tomato puree.Bhuno these all for couple of minutes in low heat till the oil separates.

3.Add all the dry masalas and fry for less than a minute.

4.Add the boiled chick peas and then add one cup of water.Content of water is  discretionary.I wanted it to be little thick so added just a cup.Let it boil for couple of minutes and finally season with salt.

5.Garnish with coriander and serve with poori,bhature or hot phulkas.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely recipe with a different way of preparation. Going to try. Happy to follow you.
    I would be glad, if you stop by mine too.