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Pindi Channa
By : Saroj Kering
Category : International cuisine, Pakistan
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Pressurecook the chana till soft. (Approx. 4-5 whistles)
  2. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan add seeds, allow to splutter.
  3. Add asafoetida, ginger, garlic, chopped onions, fry till lightly browned.
  4. Add all dry masala, except clove-cinnamon powder.
  5. Stir well, add tomatoes, cook till oil separates.
  6. Drain chana, add to pan, stir well. Add tamarind.
  7. Mix. Cook till fairly dry. Keep aside.
  8. In a small pan, heat ghee, add clove-cinnamon powder, chillies.
  9. Allow to pop a bit, add to chana. Stir gently till well mixed.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander and onion rings.
  11. Serve hot with naan or other rotis.

Making time: 45 minutes
Makes: 3 servings
Shelflife: Best fresh

1 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas) soaked overnight
1 large tomato chopped
1 large onion chopped fine
1 small onion sliced into rings
1 tsp. garlic grated
1 tsp. ginger grated
3 green chillies chopped
1 tbsp. coriander chopped
1/2 tsp.each cumin & mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. dhania (coriander seed) powder
1 tsp. red chilli powder
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon clove powder
3-4 pinches asafoetida
2 tbsp. tamarind extract
2 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. ghee

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