Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kala Chana Bhuna

Hi friends this recipe I kept for last month's MFB challenge but couldnt post it.So thought will post it today.
Actually I have a nostalgic feel with this recipe.My dad used to make this during ramadan for iftars.those days we used to enjoy this for iftars as this was my dad's dish.When I was searching for bangladeshi recipes as it was the challenge, saw this and thought will make this.My dad don't use potatoes but in this original one potatoes are used and I cooked with potatoes.I usually cooks this with out potatoes.Very simple and comforting dish.

Now to the recipe:


1c Cooked black chickpeas(Chana dal)
1large Potato
1large Onion
1 Tomato
2 or 3 Green chillies
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tps Garam masala powder
Mustard seeds
2 pc Bay leaf
Few Dried red chillies
Curry Leaves
Coriander leaves for garnishing


1.Soak the chickpeas for few hrs or overnight.
2.Once it is soaked well drain the water and wash well.Now pressure cook it with salt and water.
3.Cook it till it is soft.And once cooked well drain the excess water and keep aside.
4.Now in a pan heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds.Add dried red chillies,bay leaves and curry leaves.
5.Now add the chopped onions and saute well.

6.Add the ginger garlic paste,chopped green chillies and saute till the raw smell goes off.
7.Now add the powder spices and mix well.
8.Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are soft.
9.Now add the diced potatoes.Pour little water and cook till it becomes soft.
10.Once it is soft add the cooked chickpeas and mix well.
11.Heat it till the mixture dries up.
12.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
13.Serve hot.
14.Can have it as it is or as a side dish also.

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