Kala Chana (Black Chickpea) Curry Recipe by Manjula
View full recipe at http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2011/04/18/kala-chana-black-chana/
1 cup kala chana (generally found in Indian stores)
3 tablespoons oil
1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 green chili finely chopped
2 tablespoons coriander powder (dhania)
1/2 tablespoon turmeric (haldi)
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, adjust to taste
2 teaspoons salt, adjust to taste
Approximately 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (hara dhania) to garnish
Learn how to make Kala Chana (Black Chickpea) Curry Recipe by Manjula
|Date Published||2011-04-18 06:20:36Z|
Going to try this soon.
Good for dinner
Why you add salt last?
Is it ok to use Ghee instead of oil? Or are certain recipes better using oil.
I just made this and it was very delicious…rich and hearty. I live in a very high elevation, nearly 6.000 feet and I have to cook everything longer. I used my pressure cooker and ended up cooking them more than 45 minutes total. Any suggestions for getting them softer? I did soak them for about 10 hours.
can I make this oil free? when would I add the hing if I dry roast the spices?
just made it. it's great! thank you!!
great recipe… I tried it today ,came out awesome.. I did add little chhole masala, garam masala and amchoor powder though…never thought the chana and gravy would taste this good without onions and garlic..
Excellent, very simple recipe love it and tried it several times
Great job- wonderful simple recipe.
I am trying it out now !
Could you tell me what is the make and model of your pressure cooker .
Can I had onion and tomato also. Will that change the taste.
Thanx Manjula for the only channa recipe tht does not use tomatoes.
With each new video u seem to teach us so much. I admire ur passion and willingness to share your knowledge of cooking.
My Mum is not home & I just Made This with the Help of your video Along with the Besan Roti:) My Sister and I are loving it! Thank You So Much Aunty 🙂
double the recipe
hi, i have taken 2 cups of chana instead of 1…..so how much besan should i use..double the quantity u mentioned in the video?
can we also add garlic? how mucg garlic should i add
Aunty, What kind of pressure cooker is it?
You're a blessing to students living away from home! Love you!
Thanxxx a lot 4 reply will try soon
Gram flour Besan gives a thickness to gravy and also give nice flavor.
Manjula why u add gram flour ?????
Great receipe.. it is quick too.. thank u aunty 🙂
Hi Aunty. Should we add more besan if we increase the quantity of chana? I added 3 tbsp in 1.5 cups of chana and it spoilt the taste. Earlier I had added 2 tbsp and it came out great. I mixed chana with the spices and besan before adding water. It smelt and tasted of besan
aunty try putting black pepper, and a spoon of garam masala , it would be way better
From Spain thank you for this recipe!
Thank you for posting this recipe! I tried it and it came out amazingly! And I was so surprised that everyday ingredients I already had on hand could turn into something so unique and tasty. I would never have thought to use besan like that. Excellent! Thanks once again!
Helo Aunty jee, i have tried today its very good tasting .. thanks for the recipe ..
amchoor will be good.
hi aunty..i have mad this and it is too good..but can i use aamchur powder rather then lime juice pls advice me..
hello manjula aunti. you are awesome. I like the simplicity of your recipes. I just want to know can I add onion with besan and if I can then when to add. thanks a ton
I just made this. Absolutely brilliant.
@1811 shweta. The first ingredient she put in the pan was zeera, the second was gram flour. I think u misssed it. But I wanna know y she put it LOL.. I'm a new cook ..
I just wanna to know why didnt u used gram flour as u already mention it….
@mohitester looks like a Fagor cooker (I have one – love it! Very safe.) You can get one at Amazon.com for around $60.00 – 80.00 – watch for sales) Get at least the 6 quart one, nothing smaller.
hello from where did you get that cooker ??
Thanks Aunty Ji..!!!!
I just love cooking, I made kadhai paneer last night… It was gr8…
Mmmmm that looks so yummy! Great video thank you for sharing. I subscribed and will plan to make this and hope to make many others soon!
Namaste Auntyji..if we got to use onions and garlic when should we add? thanx aunitji
Best Dhal ever!
@vodka492 Try it sounds good.
Thanks, Manjula! You are a lovely person and I look forward to trying your dish! I will look forward to your future videos!
Lookin great in this video especially manjula..all your recepies are very good thanks for sharing 🙂
you inspire me to buy more different spices 😉
the combinations sound so good,
as always, fantastic video, regards!
I am going to make this tonight. Do you know how to use the asefoetida paste? I tried to use it in oil and it was just a mess. I purchased the powder today because I do not know how to use the paste.
Hail to the pressure cooker! More people should learn to use it. It saves a lot of energy and food is very healthy. Thanks Manjula.