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