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II  Black Chana Dish  II

Ingredients: (Serves : 4)

  • 1cup Kale (black) Chane
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 tbsp. Besan (gram flour)
  • 2-3 moti elaichi (black cardamom)
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2-3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt / curd
  • 3-4 finely chopped green chilies
  • 2 tsp. corriander powder
  • 1tsp. turmeric
  • 1tsp. red chili powder or to taste
  • 2tsp.chaat masala
  • 1tsp. garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • chopped fresh corriander


  • Soak chane overnight in plenty of water.
  • Drain and add 5 cups of water and pressure cook till done.
  • Mash the chane's slightly.
  • In a bowl mix yogurt, gram flour, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, salt, garam masala, chaat masala and a cup of water. Keep aside.
  • In a large saucepan heat oil and add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter, add cloves, black cardamom & bay leaf. Fry for a min.
  • Add pinch of asafoetida and green chilies. Now add the yogurt mixture.
  • Keep stirring till it starts to boil. Add cooked chane with the water they were cooked in.
  • Mix well, simmer the heat and cover. Allow to cook for 10-12 min.
  • Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander.
  • Goes well with rice and roti.


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