Black Chana in Gravy

Chana is full of proteins and makes for a good substitute for dal once in a while. When made with gravy, chana can be served with chappati / rice.

Preparation Time – 1 hour

Servings – 2 people


200 gms black chana

1 large onion

2 large tomatoes

5 cloves of garlic

2 tblsp oil

1 tblsp cumin seeds (zeera)

A pinch of hing

1 green chilli

1 tblsp haldi

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder to taste

2 tblsp dhaniya powder

1 tblsp garam masala

Soak the chana overnight. Boil it for 15 minutes in pressure cooker. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add zeera and hing. Grind onion, tomatoes, green chilli and garlic in a mixer to make puree. When the zeera starts to splutter, add the puree and cook till it starts leaving the edge of the cooker. Add the chana, haldi, salt, red chilli powder and dhaniya powder. Keep it on high flame till one whistle and then let it simmer for 10-12 mins. Let the steam escape completely. Add garam masala and serve.

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