Pindi Chole

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan


The time-tested recipe of India!!

A CELEBRITY among Indians...people have this side with poori (a fried delight/snack - the recipe to be posted soon!)

My husband loves it and whenever I make this for him...well you know, the rest is history ;)

So do try and make your husband and kids and family and friends...everyone, really really happy!! :)

Here's my version of this Indian gem...

Happy cooking...!!

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10 Min
35 Min


2 can(s)
chick peas (organic)
red onion, cut into big thin (semi-circle) slices
tomatoes on the vine, cut into big thin (semi-circle) slices
1 c
milk, low-fat
1 Tbsp
garam masala
1 tsp
turmeric powder, optional
1 Tbsp
channa masala (can be substituted with 1/2 tbsp garam masala)
1 Tbsp
dried methi leaves (can be substituted with finely chopped cilantro)
salt to taste
red chilli powder to taste
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp


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1Cut the tomatoes and onions and keep them aside in separate containers

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2Add the vegetable oil to the sauce pan, heated over medium flame. now add the onion slices and saute them for about 10-12 min till the slices turn golden-brown. Then add the tomato slices and saute them together.

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3Add the cup of milk. Now add all the ingredients except methi leaves, chick peas and butter. Cook on med-high, stirring occasionally, (till the milk starts to bind the mixture, turning the mixture reddish-orange in color) for about 10 min.

4Now stir in the methi leaves and butter. In about 1-2 min add the drained and washed store-bought canned chick peas to the mixture. Mix well.

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5Let all the ingredients cook for about 5-6 min on med-high and then for 4-5 min on medium. Now turn off the heat and serve hot and immediately in a dish. You can garnish it with chopped onion slices and/or finely chopped fresh cilantro!!

Enjoy this Indian delicacy with Rice/Indian Tortillas - But the best marriage would be with Pooris!!

recipe to be posted soon!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy