Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Chana Curry (Chickpeas Curry)

Cooked chana – 1 1/2 cup(Add salt while cooking)
Onion   - 1(Chopped)
Green chillies –2(Nicely chopped)
Garlic – 1 Tsp(Chopped)
Ginger –1 Tsp(Chopped)
Tomato –  2 (Finely chopped)
Cumin seeds  - 1 Tsp
Chilli powder  - 2 Tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp
Coriander powder  - 2 Tsp
Garam masala  - 1 Tsp
Curry leaves/ Coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds . Once it splutter add onion,green chilies and salt. Saute it well until onion turns light brown.
  • Then add chopped garlic and ginger. Saute it for some time.
  • After that add chilly powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder fry until the raw smell goes.
  • Then add the tomato and stir well until the oil comes out.
  • Add 1 cup cooked chana and mix well.
  • Add some water and cover it.Let it simmer for 10- 15 min.
  • Grind 1/2 cup cooked chana into a smooth paste.
  • Add the paste into the curry for getting thick gravy.
  • Cook for another 2-3 min.
  • Garnish with Curry leaves or coriander leaves.

NB :- You can use 1 tomato and 1/2 Tsp amchur powder(dry mango powder) instead of 2 tomato.

[Recipe courtesy : Lakshmi Nair’s Magic oven ]
Cheers !!!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! very flavorful channa curry looks absolutely delicious :)will try for sure. thankyou for shearing !chowringhee satyaniketan