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Friday, November 12, 2010

Kala Chana (Black Chickpeas Gravy)

                                                                              
Serves: 4, Cooking time: 45-50 minutes


Ingredients
While Boiling Chana:
2 cups Kala chana (black chickpeas)
2 Cloves
1" inch Cinnamon 
3-4 Dry amla
2 Black cardamom
1 Bay leaf
Salt to taste
Baking Soda (slight pinch)


For Gravy:
2 Onions
1 tbsp combined of Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 Chilly powder
2 medium sized Tomatoes
1 1/2 Coriander powder
2 tbsp Oil
Chopped coriander


Method:
Wash and soak kala chana in enough water for overnight. Add a pinch of baking soda to it. Drain out the water and transfer the cooked chana to a pressure cooker. Add 3 cups of water, salt, dry amla, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon. Close lid and keep the flame on high till the pressure builds up, after that you can reduce the flame to low and cook for another 20-25 minutes. 
Take a heavy bottom kadhai and heat 2 tbsp oil. Add sugar and when it leaves red color, add onions and fry till they become light brown. Add ginger-garlic-chilly paste. Stir fry for a minute. Add coriander and red chilly powder and stir fry for a second. 
Next add tomatoes and fry till it leaves oil. Add the cooked chana, mix well and close the lid. Pressure cook this for another 5-10 minutes; this will allow the spices to mix well and thicken the gravy. Allow it to cool. Once cooled, open the lid and add chopped coriander leaves. Transfer this gravy to serving bowl and serve hot with naan or chapati.


                                                                            

35 comments:

  1. mouthwatering n delicious chickpea gravy dear..

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  2. i like thisgravey very much.lookingawsomead delicious.r recipe is sameasi make .loveit

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  3. Looks so tempting ! tasty..will use your recipe soon !

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  4. I luv to have this creamy and yummy

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  5. Looks soo delicious and perfect.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  6. These chana look yummy especially the rich gravy.You have made them from scratch I cheat and used precooked.Lovely recipe I will try your version soon.

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  7. Lokks yummy..i love kala chana curries..

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  8. This is my abs favorite with rice.Infact your yummy prep reminded me that I havent made it for long :)

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  9. Protien rich gravy. Looks mouthwatering. Perfect with rice or roti.

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  10. Black chana curry looks delicious Deepa. I am not seeing you much around.

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  11. Mouthwatering dish..creamy and yummy, perfect with rotis

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  12. beautifully made...love this curry.

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  13. Delicious and comforting curry...

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  14. Very fabulous looking gravy, love to have with some rotis..

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  15. looks good...it's not only delicious but very healthy also.....I make it once or twice every week, my family abs. loves it....btw love that karahi paneer.....haven't made it in while, DD is not a big fan of paneer....

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  16. I love this this with roti..nice recipe Deepa!

    US Masala

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  17. Sounds so yummy and healthy dear....

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  18. looks yumm and delicious... love to have right now..

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  19. first time in your lovely blog. wish to follow u. awesome n straight forward recipes. pl do stop by my blog when u find time:)

    cheers:)
    shalini

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  20. Dear Deepa
    How are you? Nana kaj-e feshe achhi...blog jete parina..Tai bhalo lag-e na
    Ki darun dish....Kakima clinic theke asle dekhabo-- ei darun recipe...
    Boiling er somoe , dry amala ar badol-e fresh amla deo - a jab-e ? Of course I can get dry amla ( sab dry amloki khaoa hoe gechhe..ha ha )
    Bhalo theko..God willing tomader sang-e hoeto dekha hoe jab-e, in this trip ...chithi dichhi ....

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  21. Here you have one more burp .... delicious kala chana....this one is slightly different from mine ...I will try out this way next time.

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  22. What a lovely and delicious gravy ya! Would like to have some now! :D

    Hru doing my dear friend?? ;)

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  23. looks delicious and tempting...beautiful and cute presentation

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  24. Looks very very inviting and yummy! Nice recipe!

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  25. I love chickpeas and this curry look so mouthwatering...

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  26. This is my all-time favorite..It looks delicious, love it with chapatis..Great pics!

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  27. hieee....grab ur award frm http://punjabifooddiary.blogspot.com/ :)

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  28. this def look amazing ...i think i shud book mark it

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