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pindi chole

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a recipe by
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...!!

★★★★★ 1
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For pindi chole

  • 2 can
    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!!