Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Have you tried Pahadi food? If not, please do!! It's one of the best kinds of food in India. Subtle flavors and delicious tastes!


1/4 cup Chickpea Flour (besan)
1/4 cup Black Chickpea, soaked for a couple of hours
1 tsp Mustard Oil
1 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
1 tbsp Cumin Powder
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
a pinch of Asoefetida
2-3 tsp Amchur Powder (dry Mango Powder)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt, to taste
1 tsp Sugar

Heat mustard oil till it smoked. Add the fennel, coriander powder, cumin powder, asoefetida and chickpea flour. Fry until it darkens and changes color. Add the soaked chickpeas and the amchur. Add the turmeric, salt and enough water to cook the chickpeas. Cook until it thickens. It should cook for about 10-15 minutes. Add sugar in the last few minutes of cooking.

Serve hot with rice or rotis.


Satya said...

hey arundathi .
kala chana curry looks super delicious the ingredients used in it ...i can feel the flavor of spices used in this curry ...yummy


couchpapaya said...

Hi! Through a strange coincidence i just heard about Pahadi food today (namely a cauliflower/potato subji) and then came across your recipe. Looks delicious, I will try it! Have you done other Pahadi recipes too on this blog? Thanks!!

Happy Cook said...

This is indeed a new cusine to me, the chick pea dish looks really creamy.

Shama Nagarajan said...

superb recipe

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Jayashree said... are back. From your archives it looks like you've been back for a while now, but you haven't shown up on my reader yet. Wonder why.
How have you been?

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

Yum! I have never tried this! Have you tried Chana bateta? its one hell of an awesome street food special in my little town!

I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog!

Arundathi said...

@ Satya - Thanks.

@ Couchpapaya - Just posted another one :)

@ Happy Cook - It is. Quite delicious.

@ Shama - Thanks.

@ Jayashree - Been good. Nice to hear from you.

@ Kulsum - Sounds delicious.