Sunday, 23 September 2012

Kala Chana Gravy (Black Chickpea)

Hi Friends ....
Kala channa is highly rich in protein can use channa to make salads, sprouts, in gravy or you can also use it to make chaat.
If you are vegetarian then you should kala channa it substitutes non veg dishes. 
We punjabis make channa once in a week and love to have it with boiled rice.

2 cups kala chana (black chickpea)
2 tbsp ghee
1 onion (paste)
2 tomatoes (paste)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp chicken masala or kitchen king (for vegetarians)
Salt taste
2 cloves
4 cups of water
Fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)

  1. Wash and clean channa, soak them overnight.
  2. Pressure cook the chana in cooker. After two whistles keep channa on low flame for 30-35 mins.
  3. Now heat ghee in the pan. Add  onion and ginger-garlic paste.
  4. Cook till onions turn golden brown.
  5. Add tomatoes. Mix well. Cook till oil separates. 
  6. Add all the dry masalas. Mix nicely ....Stir for 1-2 mins.
  7. Add boiled kala chana, mix well. Bring it to boil.
  8. Add cloves and cinnamon (coarsely crushed with rolling pin)
  9. Simmer on low flame for 5-7 mins.
  10. Remove from fire.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with boiled white rice .
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Indian Khana said...

One of my fav ...looks yum

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Priti :-)
Its everybody's favorite :-)

Vimitha Durai said...

Love it with puttu. awesome combo

TamilarasiSasikumar said...

My fav too...yummy healthy curry...

Unknown said...

Wowww yummy yummy recipe...thanks for sharing Shruti

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all :-)

kitchen queen said...

my favourite chana curry and looks very delicious. lovely side dish for parathas.

Julie said...

Yummy yummy!!
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meenab said...

I love kala chana. just make it whenever i hv mood

it has bit of funny taste and different from other chana. and in mumbai mostly on beaches boiled kala chana with onion imli and all is served just like that
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Unknown said...

My hubby's fav, we love it with rice

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all for your valuable comments !!!

Divya A said...

Sounds yummy Shruthi :) And am sure this is healthy too :)
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