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)
  • 2
    red onion, cut into big thin (semi-circle) slices
  • 2
    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

How to Make Pindi Chole


  1. Cut the tomatoes and onions and keep them aside in separate containers
  2. Add 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.
  3. Add 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.
  4. Now 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.
  5. Let 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!!

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About Pindi Chole

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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