Thursday, 18 June 2009

Masala black chana(dry)


8oz preboiled black chana
1 small tomato skinned and diced finely
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon corriander powder
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon fresh coriander for garnish


1.Heat the oil in a pan .
2.When hot add the mustard seeds and wait for them to crackle
3.Add the tomatoes and tomato puree
4.Add salt,chilli powder,turmeric,corriander powder and cumin powder.
5.Cook till tomatoes are soft and a thick sauce forms.
6.Add 3 tablespoons water
7.Add the preboiled chana and simmer till water is reduced.
8.Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander

Serve with hot rotis or parathas.


  1. hmm.. yummy little dish I suppose. I'm just thinking what ur Cookbook's name will be. 'Dishes to be with the Angels' :P. Nice one. Keep it going!


  2. seems like ur little recipe would make a dud like me turn a full time cook!! would try this recipe while my mom is not home.. :P

    and on the comment in my blog, u can click on, '0 got scandalised' which would lead u to the comment page.. comments are enabled in my blogpage..

  3. looks yummmmy......
    will try it 4 sure....thanks..

  4. ya its ayummy dish

  5. Hummm.....Yummy....I read your blog & found it very interesting....Black Masala Chana is one of my favorites....Thanks

    हमसफ़र यादों का.......

  6. well this is one sure looks mom prepares the same..nd i really lov it...well seems ur an expert haan??

  7. my mouth is watering! :P need to buy few ingredients and wait till tommorow to make it :D

    u forgot to garnish it for foreign vistors cause they wont even try it the only thing matters for them should look beautiful :)

  8. it looks yummy
    i liked your blog
    keep it up


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