Chana Pindi (indian Chickpeas Masala) Recipe

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Chana Pindi  (indian Chickpeas Masala)
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  1. Soak Chickpeas overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  2. Boil them with enough water and teabags till they are soft.
  3. Throw away the teabags (the tea Bags are to give the chick peas a dark colour) Traditionally Chana pindi was cooked in an Iron Kadahi (skillet) That gave the chickpeas a dark colour.
  4. Heat oil in an Iron skillet.
  5. If you do not have one use a non stick pan.
  6. Add the cardomoms.
  7. After a minute add onions and saute.
  8. After about two minutes, add the roasted coriander seeds and the ajwain seeds,and continue to saute the onions.
  9. When the onions turn golden, add the gram flour (Besan).
  10. This is to give body to the curry.
  11. Now add ginger garlic paste and keep frying.
  12. Take care that the ginger garlic paste does not stick to the base.
  13. Saute for about 3 to 4 minutes so that the raw smell of the ginger garlic is gone.
  14. Now add tomatoes and fry Add all the powders and salt and continue to fry till the tomatoes soften and mix properly.
  15. Add the boiled chickpeas and fry.
  16. Mash 3-4 tablespoons of chickpeas and mix it in.
  17. Simmerfor 15- 20 minutes.
  18. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with chapati, naan, Kulcha etc.
  19. Enjoy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 538.51 Kcal (2255 kJ)
Calories from fat 188.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.98g 32%
Sodium 194.53mg 8%
Potassium 1091.31mg 23%
Total Carbs 66.66g 22%
Sugars 15.29g 61%
Dietary Fiber 13.17g 53%
Protein 21.02g 42%
Vitamin C 27.8mg 46%
Iron 5.3mg 30%
Calcium 105mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 166.13 Kcal (696 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.47g 32%
Sodium 60.01mg 8%
Potassium 336.67mg 23%
Total Carbs 20.57g 22%
Sugars 4.72g 61%
Dietary Fiber 4.06g 53%
Protein 6.48g 42%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 46%
Iron 1.6mg 30%
Calcium 32.4mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.7
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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