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Channa Pindi

Channa pindi is a Punjabi style preparation of chickpeas. It tastes really wonderful with poori, paratha, naan or even with chapati

Ingredients:

  1. Chickpeas: 1 cup soaked in water for 6 hours
  2. Water: 1cup
  3. Cumin seeds: 1 tbsp
  4. Cardamon: 2
  5. Cinnamon: 1/2 inch stick
  6. Cloves: 4
  7. Coriander powder: 2 tbsp
  8. pepper powder: 2 tbsp
  9. garam masala powder: 2 tsp
  10. Amchur Powder: 1 1/2 tsp
  11. Green chilli: 2-4 slit in between
  12. ginger: 1 inch cut into thin slices
  13. Salt : 1 tbsp
  14. Oil: 2 tbsp
  15. Ghee: 1/2 tbsp
  16. Onion: 1 medium thinly sliced
  17. Lemon: 2 wedges for garnish.

Procedure:
In a pan dry roast the cumin seeds and make a fine powder out of it.
In a pressure cooker add  water, 1/4 tbsp salt, cardamons, cinnamon and cloves. 
Close the cooker and bring it to full pressure on high heat, then reduce the heat and cook for 5 mins
Remve the cooker from and let it cool naturally
Once all the pressure is released, open the cooker and drain off the water and save it for use later in the process.
Add the rest of the salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, pepper, garam masala, and amchur powder. Mix well till the chickpeas are nicely coated with the spices.
Sprinkle green chilli and ginger on top.
In a pan, heat oil and ghee till smoky, poet evenly over the chickpeas.
Add the cooking liquid.
Place the cooker on medium heat and cook till liquid dries up and oil oozes out. Keep stirring in between in order to avoid the spices from sticking to the cooker.
Serve it hot, garnished with sliced onions and lemon wedges.

Enjoy this beautiful Punjabi dish with naan, chapati or paratha.
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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