Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kala Chana Aur Methi Curry / Black Chickpea with Fenugreek leaves Curry

I personally prefer black chana over white one. Black has more protein compare to white one too. Above all its my daughter's favorite snack too. I boiled the chickpeas and leave a bowl outside for her snack. The smile on her face when I gave her that bowl , its priceless. So I make sure that when ever I boiled black or white chickpeas , I have some extra for her. This dish you can make it dry or with gravy, since I didn't had anything with that, I make it some gravy. And beans has protein so to go along with , I added methi leaves in it too. So it become complete meal. You can add or omit fenugreek leaves or if you don't have fresh one, add dried one too.

Ingredients :

3 cups boiled black chana
1 cup washed and chopped methi leaves / fenugreek leaves
1 onion chopped finely
puree of 2 tomatoes along with ginger,  2 garlic and 2 green chilies
2 tsp. of chana masala powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
1 tsp. Cumin seeds / Jeera
1 tsp. turmeric powder
salt to taste
3 tsp. oil


Heat a pan over the flame.
Add oil in it. Add jeera when its hot.
when its start to change the color , add onion and cook till its brown.
Add tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes or till all water from tomatoes goes.
Add all powder masala along with boiled chana and methi leaves.
Mix it very well and add half a glass of water and put it on a medium to low flame and cover the lid.
Let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
Add salt in it and check the gravy consistency.
If you want thick or thin, decide that time and turn off the gas.
Serve along with rice or any Indian flat breads.

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  1. I like anything with chana, whether black or white doesn't matter. Yet I admire the curry you've shared with black chana and methi leaves.

  2. Super tasty healthy curry. Yummy.

  3. Looks delicious and healthy!! Like your daughter i too love a bowl full of chana with finely cut onions, tomatoes and lemon juice.

  4. super healthy n tasty curry...

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will try chana with methi. Usually make them with chickpea flour or just dry.

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  7. Healthy and tasty, never tried this combo. Thanks for sharing

  8. very unique combo but sure looks like one yummy dish!!

  9. You daughter loves to snack on channa oh she is such a sweetie pie.
    Channa with methi looks really interesting.

  10. kala chana methi curry looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog/

  11. oh dear.. u have bundles of healthy recipes.. loved this too,,

  12. wow very flavorful combo and curry looks absolutely delicious :)

  13. Wow this curry looks so yumm..
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  14. Healthy and delicious curry..

  15. I would like to have this with plain roti right now. Looks very delicious.

  16. My Mom makes one of the best black chanas...and you just made me nostalgic. I don't remember ever eating it with methi though, and that makes me want to make it right away! Awesome!!

  17. This sounds like such a flavourful and delicious dish. Chickpeas are so nutritious! Thank you for sharing this wholesome recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  18. Black chickpeas curry is my brother's favorite, chana and methi combo sounds great.

  19. I can almost feel the lovely smell from the monitor!
    Not sure I can find fresh fenugreek leaves here in Italy, but I do use fenugreek powder and love it, so could start with it.
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