Green Chana

Spicy green chana

Recipe by Karanbir of Santa Clara, US

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 & 1/2 cups green chana soaked overnight
    • 2 medium sized onions (chopped & pureed)
    • 2 tomatoes pureed
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp kasoori methi
    • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
    • 3-4 small chopped green chillies
    • Oil for frying
    • Dry spices (Red chilli, dhaniya, amchoor, garam masala)
    • 1/2 tsp haldi (optional)
    • 1/2 tsp each Spice seeds (Jeera, rai, methi, saunf)
    • Lemon juice n fresh cilantro leaves for garnishing



    1. Pressure cook soaked green chanas with 3 cups water for about 15 mins on medium flame (after done, do not drain water)
    2. In a pan heat oil & add jeera, rai, saunf & methi seeds
    3. When they splutter add onions & fry till they are golden
    4. Add ginger garlic paste & cook for another minute
    5. Add pureed tomatoes & let it cook till oil appears on the sides of the pan
    6. Now add all dry spices & mix well
    7. Now add kasoori methi & let it cook for few more mins
    8. Lastly add green chana & its water & cover the vessel
    9. Allow it to cook till only very little water is left 
    10. Add some lemon juice & garnish with cilantro leaves before serving


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