Monday, July 18, 2011

Punjabi Kala Channa Curry پنجابی کالے چنے کا سالن

Punjabi Kala Channa Curry

Punjabi Kala Channa Curry is a very tasty and low cost dish, easy to cook.


  • Kala Channa (Black Gram)   250g
  • Baking Soda 2 teaspoon
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Garlic crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish  1/4 cup
  • Green Chilli Whole  4
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli powder to taste
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1 teaspoon


  • Thoroughly cleans and wash the kala channa, then soak in water ( add 2 teaspoon of baking soda)  for 5-6 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  • Now take 3-4 glass of water in a pan , add soaked kala channa , onion, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and spices except Garam masala. Cook on medium flame till channa is tender (1-2 hours)
  • When channa is tender evaporate water on high flame, add oil and green chillies and fry for 5-10 minutes.
  • Now add 2 cup water to make gravy and cook for 5 minutes, then sprinkle garam masala and fresh coriander leaves and simmer.
  • Delicious Punjabi Kala Channa Curry is ready .
  • Serve with Roti/Naan

1 teaspoon Baking soda can be added during cooking to enhance flavour.

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