Kala Chana (Black Chickpea) Curry Recipe by Manjula

Kala Chana (Black Chickpea) Curry Recipe by Manjula

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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

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Date Published 2011-04-18 06:20:36Z
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  • Going to try this soon.

    onecrowesorrow February 3, 2018 7:58 pm Reply
  • Nice dish
    Good for dinner

    Sivakumar Radha December 3, 2017 6:28 pm Reply
  • Why you add salt last?

    Sarla Jhaveri June 26, 2017 7:34 pm Reply
  • Is it ok to use Ghee instead of oil? Or are certain recipes better using oil.

    William Fenton April 19, 2017 9:24 pm Reply
  • nisha modi


    Naveen Chawla December 10, 2016 5:08 am Reply
  • 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.

    Carolyn Blake July 14, 2016 6:34 am Reply
  • can I make this oil free? when would I add the hing if I dry roast the spices?

    Nellie7777777 July 7, 2016 5:01 pm Reply
  • gud 1

    arvinder singh June 27, 2016 6:38 am Reply
  • just made it. it's great! thank you!!

    erosamuk April 22, 2016 1:21 am Reply
  • 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..

    hu man March 28, 2016 5:57 pm Reply
  • Excellent, very simple recipe love it and tried it several times

    Amit Dalvi February 11, 2016 8:28 am Reply
  • Hi there.
    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 .

    Dr. Sanjib k. Mohanty January 9, 2016 10:53 pm Reply
  • Can I had onion and tomato also. Will that change the taste.

    Suchitra Malvankar August 18, 2014 4:53 am Reply
  • thank you:)

    Gary Skirrow August 6, 2014 2:18 pm Reply
  • 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.

    MrPhotomania May 11, 2014 12:48 pm Reply
  • 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 🙂

    Sakshi Jaiswal September 10, 2013 10:30 am Reply
  • double the recipe

    Manjula's Kitchen August 21, 2013 1:49 am Reply
  • 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?

    phoenix August 20, 2013 6:25 pm Reply
  • can we also add garlic? how mucg garlic should i add

    phoenix August 20, 2013 6:18 pm Reply
  • Aunty, What kind of pressure cooker is it?

    Mansi Amin August 17, 2013 8:37 pm Reply
  • You're a blessing to students living away from home! Love you!

    Queen Victoria July 29, 2013 3:51 pm Reply
  • Thanxxx a lot 4 reply will try soon

    Gull May 1, 2013 11:26 am Reply
  • Gram flour Besan gives a thickness to gravy and also give nice flavor.

    Manjula's Kitchen May 1, 2013 6:24 am Reply
  • Manjula why u add gram flour ?????

    Gull May 1, 2013 6:13 am Reply
  • Great receipe.. it is quick too.. thank u aunty 🙂

    Smiley April 22, 2013 4:09 am Reply
  • 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

    pallavidhar0301 February 14, 2013 10:17 am Reply
  • aunty try putting black pepper, and a spoon of garam masala , it would be way better

    Tatya Tope February 8, 2013 10:45 pm Reply
  • From Spain thank you for this recipe!

    smokegirl7 January 6, 2013 11:42 am Reply
  • 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!

    hbkimommy December 29, 2012 12:02 am Reply
  • Helo Aunty jee, i have tried today its very good tasting .. thanks for the recipe ..

    americanpapa December 12, 2012 4:42 pm Reply
  • amchoor will be good.

    Manjula's Kitchen August 16, 2012 2:39 pm Reply
  • hi aunty..i have mad this and it is too good..but can i use aamchur powder rather then lime juice pls advice me..

    soni pillai August 16, 2012 7:42 am Reply
  • not bad

    Anmol Singh August 5, 2012 2:43 pm Reply
  • 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

    shi May 21, 2012 6:22 pm Reply
  • I just made this. Absolutely brilliant.

    khowhay April 2, 2012 9:51 pm Reply
  • @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 ..

    makeupfreak81 February 29, 2012 6:16 pm Reply
  • I just wanna to know why didnt u used gram flour as u already mention it….

    Shweta Srivastav February 9, 2012 10:31 pm Reply
  • @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.

    mara235 February 8, 2012 7:04 pm Reply
  • hello from where did you get that cooker ??

    Singh IZ King January 22, 2012 2:34 am Reply
  • Thanks Aunty Ji..!!!!
    I just love cooking, I made kadhai paneer last night… It was gr8…
    Love you..:)

    Udit Mahey January 5, 2012 11:08 am Reply
  • 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!

    2prevail December 29, 2011 8:22 pm Reply
  • Namaste Auntyji..if we got to use onions and garlic when should we add? thanx aunitji

    asianlite6 December 22, 2011 2:45 pm Reply
  • Best Dhal ever!

    Lilly Zion Yisrael December 12, 2011 1:55 pm Reply
  • @vodka492 Try it sounds good.

    Manjula's Kitchen September 5, 2011 6:02 pm Reply
  • Thanks, Manjula! You are a lovely person and I look forward to trying your dish! I will look forward to your future videos!

    humawadood July 2, 2011 11:53 pm Reply
  • Lookin great in this video especially manjula..all your recepies are very good thanks for sharing 🙂

    Vinita Sean Rodrigues June 19, 2011 4:36 pm Reply
  • you inspire me to buy more different spices 😉
    the combinations sound so good,
    as always, fantastic video, regards!

    cathy2708 June 5, 2011 1:15 pm Reply
  • 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.

    AlexANDRIA SATTERLUND May 13, 2011 3:09 am Reply
  • 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.

    Friederike42 April 26, 2011 9:12 pm Reply

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