Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chana Pindi / Pindi Chana

Chana Pindi is one of the most popular dish of Punjab.It is basically originated from Rawalpindi and hence the name after that city. It is completely different from other Chickpea dishes both look wise and tast Wise and it is a black colored (Which is due to addition of tea bag)and semi dry tangy dish which goes very well with Roti or Naan. I Came to know about this dish when I tried it once in a restaurant and got truely mesmerized by its taste. I don't know the authentic version of this recipe but I tried the recipe which I got from a friend and believe me it came out very delicious. Here is that one.


Ingredients:


Chickpea (Kabule chana)        250 gms
Tea bag                                1
Onion                                   1 pc (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste                1 tbsp
Cumin seed                           1 tsp
Turmeric powder                   1 tsp
Roasted Coriander powder     1 tsp
Cumin powder                       1 tsp
Dry mango powder                 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes                             1pc (chopped)
Green chili                            3 (slitted)
Garam masala                       1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves

Method:


1. Soak Kabuli chana in water keep it overnight.

2.In a pressure cooker. Add soaked chana,1 cup of water, salt and a teabag and pressure cook it for about 20 minute in low flame. Now discard the tea bag and drain of the water and keep the chana aside.

3. In a large pan heat oil.Add cumin seeds. Now add chopped onion and saute them til become golden yellow. Now add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and roasted coriander powder and saute for about 5 minutes.

4. Add chopped tomatoes and saute again until the oil gets separated from it. Now add boiled chana, dry mango powder and salt and mix it thoroughly. Add garam masala, cover it and let it cook for another 5 minute in low flame. Now stirr continuously in high flame until it gets dried.

5. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves and chopped onion.

6. Serve hot with Naan or Roti.

31 comments:

Kurinji said...

Mouthwatering chana pindi.

Reva said...

Delicious channa.... This dish is new to me... adding a teabag is very interesting...:)
Reva

cook from doha said...

really spicy recipe........

Radhika said...

superb presentation Sunanda.

Ambreen said...

This looks delicious ... very tempting! Never used tea bag while making this ... sounds interesting!

Prathima Rao said...

The gravy looks so so tempting!!! This is my fav dish!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Suja said...

Wow authentic recipe..makes me hungry,perfect side dish.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kabuli Chana dekhte darun hoyeche! Nice accomplishment with parathas.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Very tempting and fabulous chana pindi...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe....nice presentation...

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious and spicy recipe
South Indian Home

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe.. looks awesome dear !!
Indian Cuisine

julie said...

Never imagined adding tea bag to chole..very nice,well presented recipe!thanx for sharing..

aipi said...

Love this dish ~ perfect with hot bhaturas :)
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Sobha Shyam said...

wow..a different chana recipe..adding a teabag is new to me..interesting dish!!

Priya said...

Fabulous channa pindi, love this very much with pooris..

JishasKitchen said...

superb dish...looks very delicious!!

Jay said...

this is looking awesome..

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Sharmilee! :) said...

This is on to my todo list for long and this tempts me more

Vardhini said...

So yummy and healthy. Thx for sharing.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Divya.M said...

looks awesome... using tea bag is new.... lovely presentation

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Pindi chana looks so delicious.

Rinku Naveen said...

Hi Sunanda
Delicious Chana...adding a teabag sounds interesting.
First time to ur space.
Loved the Bengali Recipes.

Suman Singh said...

I've seen one of my friend here adding tea bag to channa while pressure cooking the same..it really gives a beautiful color to the dish..looks delicious!I can finish that whole plate without anything..YUM!

Uma said...

chana curry looks awesome...

An Open Book said...

thanks for visiting my blog sunanda and those lovely words..u have a great space and some interesting recipes as well.

Mary said...

This dish is new to me but your photograph of it makes it look appealing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

createwithmom said...

innovative addition of tea haven't had like this

Authenticoriyafood said...

Very tasty recipe!!!! First time here and i love the Bengali recipes...following you!!!!

Sadhana Valentina said...

Hi sundanda... first time visiting ur blog and i love the recipes very much... Lucky daughters and hubby!!! Keep going... Happy to follow u....

Raksha said...

this must have turned out very tasty

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