Punjabi Pindi Chola/ Pindi Chana Recipe in English

Pindi chola-Pindi Chana-Punjabi Pindi Chana, it is a mouth watering dish, very good in taste and easy to make. Try it. You can serve it with Roti, Paratha, Naan or Puri and Matar Pulao. Pindi chola recipe is available in Hindi (हिंदी) and English both.

Ingredients for Pindi Chola:-

  • Chola/ Chickpea – 500 gm
  • Onion – 2 medium size grind it
  • Onion – 1 finely chopped
  • Tomato – 2 big
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Green Chili – 2
  • Tamarind Paste – 2 tablespoon
  • Chai Patti/ Tea Leaves – 2 tablespoon
  • Water – 500 ml
  • Oil – 5 tablespoon
  • Asafetida – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seed – 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 2 teaspoon
  • Laung/ Clove – 6 Cloves
  • Badi Elaichi/ Black Cardamom – 2 piece
  • Choti Elaichi/ Green Cardamom – 6 piece
  • Lohe ki kadahi

How to prepare Pindi chola:-

First step to boil Chola:-
  • Take a Cooker and put it on medium gas.
  • Now put Chola and pour 1.5 Lt Water in it with 1 teaspoon Salt, close lid and leave for whistle.
  • After 10 minutes, simmer gas.

Hot Tip:- By this process you will not need Soda to make Chola soft.

  • After 40 minutes close gas, let it be in steam.
  • Open cooker and check Chola, if it is not soft give 2-3 whistles more.
Second step to prepare Pindi Chola:-

First take all Black cardamom, Green Cardamom and Clove in an Okhli/ Mortar and crush it, remove covering.

लौंग और इलाइची Cloves and Cardamom

लौंग और इलाइची Cloves and Cardamom

ओखली में In Mortar

ओखली में In Mortar

कुटा हुआ Crushed

कुटा हुआ Crushed

  • Take a kadahi and put Oil in it on simmer gas.
  • Put Asafetida in it and Cumin Seeds, when fried put all crushed Masala in it.
हींग तेल में Asafetida in Oil

हींग तेल में Asafetida in Oil

कुटा हुआ मसाला तेल में crushed masala in oil

कुटा हुआ मसाला तेल में crushed masala in oil

  • Now put Onion Paste in it and let it be golden brown.
  • Mix it well in small intervals.

    पीसी हुई प्याज तेल में Onion paste in oil

    पीसी हुई प्याज तेल में Onion paste in oil

Do this Preparation till your Onions are fried:-
  • Meanwhile take Tomatoes, Garlic and Green Chili in a grinder and make puree.
टमाटर मिर्चा लहसुन पीसने के लिएTomato, Garlic and Green Chili to grind

टमाटर मिर्चा लहसुन पीसने के लिएTomato, Garlic and Green Chili to grind

Tomato Puree पिसा हुआ टमाटर

Tomato Puree पिसा हुआ टमाटर

  • Take lohe ki kadahi and put Tamarind Paste in it with Chai Patti and water, mix it and keep it on high flame.
इमली और चाय पत्ती का मिला हुआ पानी उबलते हुए Water mixed with Tamarind and Chai patti boiling

इमली और चाय पत्ती का मिला हुआ पानी उबलते हुए Water mixed with Tamarind and Chai patti boiling

  • Let it boil for few minutes so that colour comes good.
  • Take a strainer and strain boiling water in a cup and keep aside.
छानो Strain it

छानो Strain it

  • Till now your Onions are golden brown, add chopped Onion to it and again wait it to be golden brown.
कटा हुआ प्याज भुने प्याज में मिलाओ mix chopped Onion in Fried Onion

कटा हुआ प्याज भुने प्याज में मिलाओ mix chopped Onion in Fried Onion

  • When Onion is golden brown, put Tomato puree in it and wait till Oil comes out from all sides.
टमाटर प्यूरी को भुने मसाले में मिलाये Mix Tomato Puree in Bhuna masala

टमाटर प्यूरी को भुने मसाले में मिलाये Mix Tomato Puree in Bhuna masala

  • Keep on mixing it in small intervals.
  • When Tomatoes are done, put Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder and Salt in it.
मसाला Masala

मसाला Masala

  • Put boiled Chole in this mixture and add strained boiled water to it with Garam Masala, mix it well and give 1 whistle to it.

    छोले को मसाले में मिलाये Chola mixed with Masala

    छोले को मसाले में मिलाये Chola mixed with Masala

एक सिंटी के बाद after 1 whistle

एक सिंटी के बाद after 1 whistle

पिंडी छोलाPindi chole

पिंडी छोला Pindi chole

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