Friday, January 25, 2013

Pindi Chana पिंडी चना پنڈی چنا

Pindi Chana is a Tangy and Tasty Snack of Punjab, North India.  The  Kabuli Chana (Garbanzo beans) is cooked in spices and black tea to give this snack a eye appealing dark brownish colour.

Pindi Chana
Pindi Chana
  • Kabuli Chana/Sufaid chana (Garbanzo Beans)   250g
  • Baking soda  1 teaspoonful
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes chopped 2-3
  • Onion chopped 2-3
  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies chopped 3-4
  • Lemon juice  1 tablespoon
  • Mint Chopped 1/4 cup
  • Fresh Coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
  • Tea bags  2
  • Salt to taste
  • Black salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies powder  1 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ajwain 1/2 teaspoon
  • Khatai powder 1 teaspoon
  • Grama Masala  1/2 teaspoon

  • Soak Kabuli Chana with 1 teaspoon of baking soda in enough water for 5-6 hours, then wash and drain.
  • Now in a cooking pan take 2-3 glass of water, add soaked Kabuli chana, tomatoes , onion , ginger garlic pastes, and all spices.
  • Cook on medium flame till Kabuli chana is tender, add teabags during cooking for 3-5 minutes then remove and discard.
  • At last evaporate excess water, and then add oil and fry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves, Mint leaves,green chillies and lemon juice and simmer.
  • Delicious Pindi Chana is ready.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped tomatoes and onion in serving plate
Note: 2 cup of prepared and sieved  Black Tea can be used instead of tea bags if you have no teabags in your kitchen.