Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )

Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )

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Pindi chole, although this classic recipe is an indispensable part of any elaborate menu, making it can be quite tedious! not any more, thanks to the pressure cooker that makes this dish so easy and fast to make.

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Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker ) recipe - How to make Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )

Whistles:  High 3, Low 3   Soaking Time:  8 Hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Wash and soak the kabuli chana and chana dal overnight. Next day, drain and wash again. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the black cardamom, green cardamom and cinnamon and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds or till the flavour releases.
  3. Add the dried fenugreek leaves, onions, green chillies, ginger-green chilli paste, garlic and pomegranate powder, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the onions turn light brown in colour.
  4. Add the tomatoes, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, kitchen king masala, garam masala, chana masala and salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 6 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the kabuli chana, chana dal, teabag and 2 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook on a high flame for 3 whistles.
  6. Lower the flame and pressure cook for another 3 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape using natural release method, (refer handy tip) before opening the lid. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Natural release method: to use this method, remove the pressure cooker from the hot burner and let the pressure drop by cooling down naturally. It works best for grains and for beans that you might use for salads, as quick-releasing the pressure can cause the beans to split apart.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy321 cal
Protein8.5 g
Carbohydrates32.3 g
Fiber13 g
Fat17.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium18.9 mg

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Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 15 Jun 18 05:50 PM

Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 04 Oct 15 09:20 PM

Turned out delicious
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05 Oct 15 10:39 AM
Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 27 Jan 14 02:20 AM

Very tasty recipe, with layers of flavours & spices.