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    Khatta Channa ( a Punjabi Indian Speciality Chickpeas Dish)

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    24 hrs 45 mins

    24 hrs

    45 mins

    Charishma_Ramchandani's Note:

    My mom is addicted to this because of her Punjabi roots. I, in turn, thanks to genetics, follow in line;).

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    1. 1
      Soak the black channa overnight in a large bowl with lots of water.
    2. 2
      The water level should be atleast 3 inches above the level of the black channa{chickpeas}.
    3. 3
      The next morning, drain out the water completely and wash the channa in a bowl of fresh and clean water.
    4. 4
      Now, put the washed channa in a large pot.
    5. 5
      Add water{should be 2-3 inches over the level of the chickpeas}.
    6. 6
      Boil the chickpeas on high heat.
    7. 7
      Heat oil in a pot.
    8. 8
      Add asafoetida, fenugreek, corriander, turmeric and red chilli powders with salt to taste.
    9. 9
      Mix well and stir-fry for a few seconds.
    10. 10
      Prepare tamarind water by dissolving a lemon-sized piece of tamarind in 1/2 cup of HOT water.
    11. 11
      Squeeze the tamarind ball really hard to let its juices flow into the water.
    12. 12
      Pass this through a strainer and into a bowl.
    13. 13
      Your tamarind water is ready.
    14. 14
      In a bowl, dissolve the gramflour in 3 tbsps.
    15. 15
      of water.
    16. 16
      Mix this really well ensuring that no lumps remain.
    17. 17
      Add this mixture and the tamarind water to the pot containing all the spice powders{masalas}.
    18. 18
      Stir well and bring to a boil.
    19. 19
      Lower flame, add the boiled chickpeas, dry mango powder and 2 1/2- 3 cups of water.
    20. 20
      Boil for 10-15 minutes on medium flame.
    21. 21
      Remove from flame.
    22. 22
      Serve hot over a bowl of white long-grain Basmati rice.
    23. 23

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2011


      This was really good. I didn't have black chickpeas, so I just used regular. I was afraid it would be too sour, but once I put it over the rice it was just fine. Instead of soaking the chickpeas overnight, I quick-soaked them for about an hour in boiling water, then cooked them completely before proceeding. For the water added later in the recipe, I used the cooking liquid from the chickpeas. I didn't measure it, but it looked like about 2 cups. I doubled the cayenne to 1 teaspoon and it still came out mildly spicy (for me). I plan to try this again when I get some black chickpeas and also add some vegetables so it's more of a one-dish meal. Thanks so much for sharing, Charishma!

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    Nutritional Facts for Khatta Channa ( a Punjabi Indian Speciality Chickpeas Dish)

    Serving Size: 1 (157 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 70.3
    Calories from Fat 64
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 11.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 0.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    black channa

    asafetida powder

    tamarind juice

    mango powder

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