Kala Channa

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 250 g - kala channa
  • To grind :
  • 1 - whole onion
  • 4 to 5 - garlic flakes
  • 1/2" - ginger
  • 2 to 3 - cinnamon sticks
  • 3 to 4 - cloves
  • 2 - star anise
  • 2 - brown cardamom
  • 1 - green/ white cardamom
  • To season :
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Kala Channa

  • Soak the kala channa overnight (optional).
  • Boil it either in a cooker or a microwave cooker.
  • Grind the onion, ginger and the garlic flakes coarsely.
  • Do not make it a paste.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Next, take all the other spices and grind them together into a fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai and add the ground spices.
  • Fry it for a few minutes.
  • Add the turmeric and the chilli powder too.
  • Now add the onion, ginger and garlic mix.
  • Keep frying until you get the pleasant aroma.
  • Finally add the boiled kala channa and cover it with a lid.
  • Allow it to boil for a few minutes.
  • It is now ready to serve.

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