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Anda Chana | (Chickpeas + Eggs + Delish) | Chickpeas Egg Curry

by Pradeep Mamgain
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About Anda Chana | Anday Cholay Recipe: It is a popular dish of Lahore, Pakistan that is mostly taken in breakfast with hot naan. Mostly, people eat it at restaurants because of the perception that the taste and texture of homemade anday cholay is not at par with that of the restaurant. However, you can easily make it at home with little effort.

Anda Chana | (Chickpeas + Eggs + Delish) | Chickpeas Egg Curry

How to make anda chana

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  1. Soak chickpeas overnight in water. Boil with a little bit of salt.
  2. Take about 50 grams of boiled chickpeas and blend them in a blender or mash them. It will help in thicking the gravy.
  3. Heat a Kadhai on medium heat and then add grated onion and tomato puree. Stir until water dies up.
  4. Add cooking oil and let it heat. Add minced ginger-garlic, chopped green chilies, and whole green chilies. Add dried fenugreek leaves and mace.
  5. Add dry spices.
  6. Add yogurt and then boiled and mashed chickpeas.
  7. Add leftover chickpeas cooking water and eggs.
  8. Add baking soda and garam masala. Mix all the ingredients well. Add coriander greens.

Ingredients

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  • chickpeas (buy good quality branded chickpeas)
  • whole spices (mace)
  • dried spices (ground Kashmiri red chili,  ground coriander, ground turmeric, garam masala, mango powder, and ground black pepper) 
  • dried fenugreek leaves, coriander greens (for flavor)
  • eggs, baking soda, salt, vegetable oil, and plain yogurt
  • and for the veggies:
    • garlic, ginger, green chilies, onion, and tomato

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  • Serving: Serve it hot with naan. You can also enjoy this curry with roti or paranthas.
  • Substitutions: Masoor lentils can be used instead of mashed chickpea to thicken the gravy.
  • If you are vegan, you can enjoy this curry without eggs as well.
Anda Chana | (Chickpeas + Eggs + Delish) | Chickpeas Egg Curry

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Anda Chana | (Chickpeas + Eggs + Delish) | Chickpeas Egg Curry

Pradeep Mamgain
Anda Chana | Lahori Anday Cholay Recipe: Are you looking for the authentic Lahori anda chana recipe? You are at the right place.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Soaking Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 45 mins
Course Dal (Lentils)
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 150 grams onion grated
  • 150 grams tomato puree
  • 150 grams vegetable oil
  • 30 grams ginger-garlic minced
  • 2 grams green chili chopped
  • 4 grams green chili whole
  • 7 grams fenugreek leaves
  • 1 pc mace
  • 3 grams ground kashmiri red chili
  • 2.5 grams ground turmeric
  • 5 grams ground coriander
  • 2 grams mango powder
  • 3 grams ground black pepper
  • 180 grams plain yogurt
  • 200 grams chickpeas boiled
  • 50 grams chickpeas boiled + mashed
  • 4 pcs egg boiled
  • 2 grams baking soda
  • 2 grams garam masala
  • 30 grams coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Soak chickpeas overnight in water. Boil with a little bit of salt.
  • Take about 50 grams of boiled chickpeas and blend them in a blender or mash them.
  • Heat a Kadhai on medium heat and then add grated onion and tomato puree. Stir until water dies up.
  • Add cooking oil and let it heat. Add minced ginger-garlic, chopped green chilies, and whole green chilies. Fry ingredients for 2 minutes.
  • Add dried fenugreek leaves and mace.
  • Add Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, dried mango powder, and black pepper powder.
  • Cook until oil separates from the masala, it would take around 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add plain yogurt and then mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add 200 grams of boiled chickpeas and then mix all the ingredients well. Add 50 grams of mashed chickpeas to thicken the gravy and then mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add 1 cup of leftover chickpeas cooking water and then cook for 5 minutes. Add water if gravy is too thick. Add 4 boiled eggs.
  • Add baking soda and garam masala. Mix all the ingredients well. Add coriander greens.

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Notes

  • Serving: Serve it hot with naan. You can also enjoy this curry with roti or paranthas.
  • Substitutions: Masoor lentils can be used instead of mashed chickpea to thicken the gravy.
  • If you are vegan, you can enjoy this curry without eggs as well.
Keyword anda chana, anday cholay, chickpeas curry, egg chickpeas curry, gluten free, keto

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2 comments

Sakshi February 8, 2020 - 2:56 pm

5 stars
I will definitely try this recipe. I love anything made out of eggs.

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Pradeep Mamgain February 11, 2020 - 6:46 pm

Do let me know, how it came out?

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