Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 7 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people


1 Cup Chickpea  (काला चना)

    1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (हल्दी पाउडर)

      1 tsp Cumin powder (जीरा पाउडर)

        1 tsp coriander powder (धनिया पाउडर)

          1 tsp Red Chilli powder (लाल मिर्च)

            ½ tsp Garam Masala (गरम मसाला)

              1 tbsp Mustard Oil (सरसों का तेल)

                1 tsp Cumin Seeds (जीरा

                  2-3 Green Chillies (हरी मिर्च)

                    1 tbsp Ginger chopped ginger  (अदरक)

                      1/2 tsp Mango powder (आमचूर)

                        1/4 Tsp Asafoetida (हींग)

                          2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped (धनिया



                              • Soak chana in water for 5-6 hours after rinsing with water.
                                Boil it with water and some salt. Pressure cook 3-4 whistles.In a bowl add salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and add 2 tbps water and mix well.Take a pan add mustard oil or any oil of your choice.Add Cumin seeds.Once cumin seeds splutter add asafoetida, green chillies and chopped ginger.Saute on low flame for 2 minutes.Add masala paste and saute for 4-5 minutes on low heat.Add boiled chickpeas(kala chana)Mix well. Add mango powder, chopped cilantro and 2-3 tbps wayter.Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.Serve with rice, roti.


                              Soak Chana for 5-6 hours as this will reduce cooking time. '
                              Soaking lentils and cooking is healthy way to cook lentils. '
                              You can pressure cook chana with salt. 
                              Salt added during cooking will enhance the taste of chana.