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dry chana recipe



The dry chana recipe refers to a popular Indian dish made from black chickpeas (kala chana). This is a vegetarian, high protein dish typically served as a side dish during lunch or dinner. The dish is flavored with spices like turmeric, cumin, and garam masala giving it a tangy and spicy flavor. It is popular in many parts of India, particularly in North India. This dish is often served with flatbreads like roti or naan, or it can be enjoyed with rice.

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kala chana (black chickpeas)

1 cup

olive oil

1 tablespoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

- 1

green chillies, finely chopped


medium onion, finely chopped


medium tomatoes, finely chopped


turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing



Step 1:

Soak the kala chana overnight and then boil them until they are soft.

Step 2:

Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat and add the cumin seeds and green chillies.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onions and sauté until they are brown.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and salt and cook until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 5:

Add the boiled kala chana to the pan and stir well.

Step 6:

Cover the pan and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7:

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.

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