Friday, December 17, 2010

Pindi Chole... Amritsari

I am a Punjabi, so my blog would be incomplete if i will not post something from my land.. Punjabi cuisines is liked by one and all.. It has an enormous variety of mouth-watering vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes. Punjabi food is rich in spices, calorie content but is really a feast for the taste buds... so today i am posting Amritsari style Pindi Chole....

3 cups chickpeas (safed chole)
2 tea bags
2 medium sized onions
2 medium sized tomato
4 green chillies
8-10 juliennes of ginger
8-10 paneer cubes
salt to taste
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp anardana
1 tsp chole masala
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
2-3 tbsp refined oil

Soak the chickpeas overnight.
Pressure cook the chickpeas in 4-5 cups of water + tea bags + salt.
When the chickpeas gets boiled, remove them from the stove.
Fry the cubes of paneer and keep it aside.
Cut the onions and tomato in round shapes.
Cut the green chillies lengthwise.
Cut the juliennes of ginger
Mix all the masalas in a bowl.
Heat the oil in the pan.
Now a take a kadahi, spread the chickpeas along with water in it evenly.
Add in few pieces of paneer.
Now place the onions along with the tomatoes and the ginger and the green chillies.
Now spread the masalas over them.
Take the heated oil and pour it over the chickpeas mixture.
Cook it on low flame, so that the water is minimised.

Garnish wid coriander leaves and cubes of paneer.

Serve it hot wid stuffed amrisari kulche or bhature


  1. mouth watering...will definitely try ths at home....:)

  2. chole awesum bane....everybdy loved it...!! this way i learnt n new recipe :)

    Thnx for posting ths recipe.....Keep posting more tasty n yummy recipes !!:)