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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

black channa in peanut curry (கொண்டை கடலை)

I make black channa dishes often.I am vegeterian and to get more protien in my diet I add dal varieties. I have a special liking to this channa inspite of others dals, I don't know why .This channa is very good for eye health and is very rich in protien than white channa. I regularly grind onions and tomatoes and add it to the curry if I make parathas, rotis . But this time I thought of doing something different and bhawnas recipe got my attention and this is my take on the same.


You can check other curries like Rajma gravy,Vegetable kuruma





Preparation time:12 hrs(soaking the channa)
Cooking time:15 min+15 min
Serves:2-3

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup black channa(soaked overnight)
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1/2 country tomato
  • 1 green chili.
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
  • Oil for tempering.
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • salt as required.

Roast and grind:

  • 10 groundnuts.
  • 1/4 tsp sesame seeds.
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds.
  • 2 red chili.
  • 1/2 tsp methi seeds

To temper:

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds.
  • 1 inch bayleaf
  • 1 cloves.

Method:



  • Soak the channa dal overnight.
  • Cook it in a pressure cooker until it turns soft.
  • Roast and grind the ingredients in roast and grind list to a coarse powder.
  • If the groundnuts are raw you can roast them seperately.
  • Grind the tomatoes in to puree.or chop them .
  • Cut the onions very thin.
  • Temper the hot kadai with oil in items to temper.
  • Add onions,green chili and saute them for a minute.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute it until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the ground tomato paste/tomato and saute it until cook through.
  • Add pinch of turmeric .
  • Cook it for 2-3 min .
  • Add the cooked channa,groundnut mixture to it.
  • Add water if required .
  • Let it come to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • If the gravy is too thin add 1 tsp rice flour to 1 tbsp water and add it to the curry.
  • Serve it with hot rotis,chapathis,parathas of your choice.
  • Serve them with variety rice like coconut rice,lemon rice,plain biriyanis as well.


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15 comments:

  1. wow! delicious protein rich curry.

    On-going event: healthy vegetarian side dishes

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  2. channa in peanut thats really new to me. Looks really yummy and love those props :)

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  3. For me, any kind of legumes are fine. It rotating between them for curries. I like the twist to your channa curry. I am keeping the recipe aside. While I am not a big fan of curries, my other half I bet will be love the wonderful flavors.

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  4. Healthy and flavorful Curry. Looks inviting!

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  5. I like black chana tii. Nice dish.

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  6. Very healthy curry dear and loving the flavors

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  7. Black chana in peanut looks delicious satya love to have with my dosa

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  8. Very tasty love that you have added peanuts very different.

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  9. healthy curry n love the cute leafy bowl :-)

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  10. Healthy and protein rich curry .......! Happy to Follow you,wud glad if you follow me back.

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  11. Introduction of groundnuts makes interesting.

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