Pindi Channa | How to Make Pindi Channa


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


  • Pressure cook the chana till soft. (Approx. 4-5 whistles) Heat oil in a heavy saucepan add seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Add asafoetida, ginger, garlic, chopped onions, fry till lightly browned.
  • Add all dry masala, except clove-cinnamon powder. Stir well, add tomatoes, cook till oil separates.
  • Drain chana, add to pan, stir well. Add tamarind. Mix. Cook till fairly dry. Keep aside.
  • In a small pan, heat ghee, add clove-cinnamon powder, chillies.
  • Allow to pop a bit, add to chana. Stir gently till well mixed.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and onion rings. Serve hot with naan or other rotis/bread. Pindi Channa | How to Make Pindi Channa
Health Tips:

ll humans have to eat food for growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different nutrition requirements as infants, children (kids), teenagers, young adults, adults, and seniors. For example, infants may require feeding every 4 hours until they gradually age and begin to take in more solid foods. Eventually, they develop into the more normal pattern of eating three times per day as young kids. However, as most parents know, kids, teenagers, and young adults often snack between meals. Snacking is often not limited to these age groups because adults and seniors often do the same.


Eat three healthy meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); it is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal.
The bulk of food consumption should consist of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
Incorporate lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts (with emphasis on beans and nuts) into a healthy diet.
Choose foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars; look at the labels because the first listed items on the labels comprise the highest concentrations of ingredients.
Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that can satisfy hunger and then stop eating.
Healthy snacks are OK in moderation and should consist of items like fruit, whole grains, or nuts to satisfy hunger and not cause excessive weight gain.
Avoid sodas and sugar-enhanced drinks because of the excessive calories in the sodas and sugar drinks; diet drinks may not be a good choice as they make some people hungrier and increase food consumption.

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