Indian Cuisine India Kitchen Food Recipe

Black Chana

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


Required Ingredients:

Boiled Chick Peas — 2 cups

Set 1

Oil — 1/3 cup

Onion — 1 medium, crushed

Onion — 1/2 cup, chopped

Ginger — 1 inch piece, cut into thin, long pieces

Green Chili — 3, split into halves

Garlic Paste — 1 tsp.

Coriander Leaves — a fist full

Sugar — 1 tsp.

Pomegranate Seeds — 1 tsp.

Salt to Taste

Set 2

Cloves — 4

Cinnamon — 1 inch stick

Cardamom — 2

Coriander Seeds — 1 tsp.

Cumin Seeds — 1/2 tsp.

Black Pepper Corns — 5

Shajeera (Caraway Seeds) — 1/4 tsp.

Nutmeg — a small piece


Heat set 2 in a skillet on medium heat while stirring constantly for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, powder and keep aside.

Heat oil in a skillet and when oil is hot add crushed onion, garlic paste, ginger pieces, green chili and sugar. Fry until onion turns pale brown.

Now add chick peas and powdered set 2 and fry on medium heat for 5 minutes. Next add 1/2 cup of water and pomegranate seeds to the skillet and cook on low heat until all the water evaporates.

Garnish with 1/2 cup of chopped onion pieces and chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Goes well with paratha and naan.


1. In case pomegranate seeds are not available you may use dry mango powder called “aamchur” in Hindi. This is available in most Indian grocery stores. Use 1 tsp. of this powder.

2. Instead of set 2 you may use 1 tsp. of meat masala. SHARE With Your Friends:

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