Chickpeas and Potatoes Flavored with Singed Spices

Pindi Waale Aloo Chana

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Short for Rawalpindi, Pindi was the capital city of Pakistan until the 1960s, when Islamabad was constructed—a modern replacement for this overcrowded and unplanned metropolis. Some of the street foods associated with Pindi are extremely popular, not only in Pakistan, but also in India—especially in the northwest. This style of cooking chickpeas highlights the tart flavors of dried mango powder, pomegranate seeds, and sulfur-based black salt. Note the interesting way the spices are cooked: