Thursday, April 06, 2006


Posted by Picasa This recipe is very simple and healthy, It can be served with rice as a side dish or with roti, if not have it directly as chat.


1 Pack of frozen kala channa (If not frozen soak the kala channa overnight).
1 onion sliced.
3-4 curry leaves.
Salt to taste.
1tspn red chili powder.
½ tspn jeera (cumin).
2 tblspn oil.
Fresh coriander to garnish.

If u r using fresh kala channa, in telugu we call nalla channagalu, in English its black chick pea, soak the kala channa overnight and pressure cook them by adding some salt to it.

In these busy days of work I mostly prefer to get frozen ones, which save some time for us. It’s available in Indian grocery stores.

First take a sauce pan and heat it up, Later when the pan is hot enough add oil and let the oil warm up, when the oil is ready add jeera to it and fry till the jeera turn its color to liter golden then add curry leaves if u want to make it some spicy u can add whole red chilli at this time and fry. Then add onions sliced and fry till golden brown. When the onions are well fried later add the frozen kala channa or the fresh one u cooked. And mix it well later add red chilli powder and salt and fry for 5 minutes, ur kala channa fry is ready to serve. Remove it in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander.


Vineela said...

HI tanuja,
Yesterday i did this chena with parata.cheers.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Tanuja,
memu illa ne chstamu, sometimes i add green chillies.

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