Punjabi Pindi Chole (Bt) Recipe

Looking for an easy Punjabi Pindi Chole (BT) recipe? Learn how to make Punjabi Pindi Chole (BT) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mayflowerbp

Makes 8 servings



A popular variation of the versatile Chole, this is different from the regular preparation in terms of texture and color. Pindi Chole is a dry dish, where the Chole are coated very lightly with the gravy. Tea leaves give this dish its rich color.

Recipe Ingredients for Punjabi Pindi Chole (BT)

1 1/2 cup Dry Chick Peas
1/4 cup. chana dal (split bengal gram), soaked overnight
2 black cardamoms
1 cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
4 g Tea Bags
1 cup grated onions
1 cup Tomato
1 1/2 tsp. pomegranate (anardana) powder
1 tsp. ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp. thinly sliced green chilies
3 g Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
3/4 cup fresh tomato puree
4 tbsp. High Heat Sunflower Oil, Organic, Refined
1 salt to taste

Recipe Directions for Punjabi Pindi Chole (BT)

  1. Ingredients

  2. 1 cup Kabuli Chana

  3. 2 tbsp. chana dal (split bengal gram), soaked overnight

  4. 2 black cardamoms (badi elaichi)

  5. 25 mm. (1") stick of cinnamon (dalchini)

  6. 1/4 tsp. baking soda

  7. 2 tsp. tea leaves

  8. 1/2 cup grated onions

  9. 1 1/2 tsp. pomegranate (anardana) powder

  10. 1 tsp. ginger (adrak) paste

  11. 1 tsp. thinly sliced green chilies

  12. 1 tsp. coriander (dhania) powder

  13. 1 tsp. Punjabi garam masala

  14. 1/2 tsp. chili powder

  15. 3/4 cup fresh tomato puree

  16. 2 tsp. chole masala

  17. 4 tbsp. oil

  18. salt to taste

  19. For the garnish

  20. 2 tbsp. grated paneer (cottage cheese)

  21. Method

  22. Drain and wash the kabuli chana and chana dal. Keep aside.

  23. Make a small potli by tying the cardamom, cinnamon and tea leaves in a 2" x 2" piece of muslin cloth.

  24. Pressure cook the kabuli chana, chana dal, the potli, soda-bi-carb, salt and 2½ cups of water for 2 whistles.

  25. Discard the potli and keep aside.

  26. Heat the oil in a kadhai; add the onions and sauté till they are golden brown.

  27. Add in the pomegranate seed powder, ginger paste, green chilies, coriander powder, Punjabi garam masala and chili powder.

  28. Add the tomato purée and salt and cook till the oil separates from the gravy.

  29. Add the kabuli chana and chana dal along with the water and chole masala.

  30. Cook till the chole is completely dry.

Categories

Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 113.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
184
Calories from Fat
83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.2g
14%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
112mg
5%
Potassium
176mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
33.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
11.9g
48%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
9.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
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