kala chana dry (black chickpeas)

Certainly! Here’s a simple recipe for Kala Chana Dry, a delicious and nutritious dish made with black chickpeas. This dish is commonly prepared in Indian cuisine.


  • 1 cup kala chana (black chickpeas), soaked overnight
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

kala chana dry (black chickpeas)


  1. Prepare the Kala Chana:
    • Rinse the soaked kala chana under running water.
    • In a pressure cooker, cook the kala chana with enough water and a pinch of salt until they are soft. It usually takes about 3-4 whistles.
    • Drain any excess water and set aside.
  2. Cooking the Dry Kala Chana:
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
    • Add chopped onions and sauté until they become golden brown.
  3. Add Aromatics:
    • Add chopped green chili and ginger-garlic paste. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the raw smell disappears.
  4. Spice it Up:
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well and cook for another minute.
  5. Add Tomatoes:
    • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil starts separating from the masala.

kala chana dry (black chickpeas)

  1. Combine with Kala Chana:
    • Add the cooked kala chana to the masala mixture. Mix well, ensuring the chickpeas are coated with the spices.
  2. Adjust Seasoning:
    • Adjust salt and spice levels according to your taste. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  3. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve the dry kala chana hot. It pairs well with rice, roti, or as a side dish.

Enjoy your delicious and protein-packed Kala Chana Dry!

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