Friday, November 15, 2013


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Khatta Chana is a  very popular dish in North Indian Punjabi cuisine, it is  a high protein content, khatta chana is always a sort after dish with the young and can be soured with tamarind amchoor etc.



Chick Peas(Kabuli Chana)soaked overnight 2 cups 
Salt                                                        to taste
Cumin seeds                                        2 tsp
Onions, grated                                     1 cup 
Coriander powder                                1 tbsp
Garam masala                                     1 tsp
Chilli powder                                        1 tsp
Turmeric (Haldi)                                    ½ tsp
Tamarind (Imli) paste, thick                  1 tbsp
Green chillies, slit                                3-4 or to taste
Tomatoes sliced                                 1 no.
Channa  masala                                 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves (Hara Dhania)  for garnish ½ bunch


  • Drain the channa and cook till tender, in fresh water, along with the salt. Drain and keep the water and channa separate.
  • Soak tamarind in water and strain pulp, and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the zeera in a saucepan till they splutter, add oil and then add onions, ginger garlic paste,  stir- fry till they are dark brown, keeping the heat on low flame for stirring. You will have to sprinkle water a few times to avoid scotching.
  • Add the dhaniya powder, garam masala, chilli powder, chana masala and haldi, stir a few minutes then add the green chillies. Mix well and add the channa and turn around for about ½ a minute. measure the liquid of the channa, add enough water to measure up to 2 cups and add to the mixture.
  • Add the chopped mint and bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes, or till well blended.
  • Add the lime, and serve hot, garnished with the hara dhania
  • Having it with bread, Bhatura or kulcha.

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1 comment:

Chandigarh Tour and Travels said...

Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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