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pindi cole mainThis recipe is basically originated from Rawalpindi- Pakistan.This is prepared in a different way and you can serve with Pori/ bathora or rice. Elevate the taste of Pindi chole with onion rings and lemon wedges.You will love this spicy and tangy dish. Recipe is adapted from Chef Arif”s cooking show.

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Chickpeas2 cups
Onion2-3 medium
Green chillies4 medium size
Ginger1 inch piece
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Dry mango powder/ amchur powder1/2 tsp
All spice powder1/2 tsp
Tomato paste4tbsp
Oil1/4 cup
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Tea bag (just to give brown color to chickpeas)1-2
Bay leaves1 piece


  • Boil chickpeas with a tea bag, teez path/ bay leaves and salt.If you want dark brown color then add 1 more tea bag. You can make a potli of tea also.

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  • Grind onion, green chillies and ginger and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add onion paste in it , fry for few minutes and then add cumin powder, gram masala/ all spice powder, dry mango powder, salt¬† and mix well.
  • Now add chickpeas in this and mix well.
  • Add tomato puree/paste in it ,add little amount of water ,cover with lid and cook till oil separates.In the end add black pepper and fry chickpea masala.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, curry leaves and green chillies.

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