Pindi chole

Chickpea curry

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr 45

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

High in protein, the seeds of the legume Cicer arietinum are variously known as kabuli chana (particularly in northern India), gram, Egyptian pea and garbanzo bean — and to many in the West as the chickpea.

Here they star in pindi chole, a very popular main-course Punjabi dish made with chickpeas cooked in various spices. It is a fairly dry curry, but full of goodness and flavour. The dish has many preparations, and many will disagree with this version. The tea leaves add a l