Chana (Black Chickpea ) Curry ~ No Onion & Garlic

Today is the last day of Navratri and we have celebrated it by doing Kanya Puja and all the associated rituals. I prepared the Halwa Puri Chana Prashad. From the leftover chana (actually i made them extra on purpose ) we use to prepare chana curry without onion and garlic.
Usually served with rice it gives completely different experience and taste as we did from the curry made with onion and garlic .Now it has become a tradition in the house to make this curry. Sometimes it makes you feel good to have simple food and enjoy the every bite of it. So let’s start the recipe . Yum

Chana curry


2 cup Black Chickpea
4 tomatoes , chopped
4 green chillies , chopped
2 teaspoon ginger , grated
1 pinch asefetida
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves /kasuri methi

Spices & Salt
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon dried mango powder/Amchur
2 teaspoon Chana masala
Salt to taste

4 tablespoon vegetable oil
Few coriander leaves , chopped
4-5 cup water or as required

Wash and soak black chickpea in enough water overnight. Cook for 6-7 whistles with 1 teaspoon salt and 3-4 cup water in a pressure cooker.
Heat oil in a wok , add asefetida , kasuri methi , and cumin seeds. Sauté and add grated ginger . Mix well
Add all spices and salt , stir and add chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Cook till oil comes out from edges.
Pour this tempering over the cooked chickpeas , mix well and let it cook again for 10-15 minutes.

Chana curry
Chana curry

Garnish with coriander leave sand serve hot with Jeera rice or Roti.

Chana curry
Chana curry

Serve-4. Cooking time -1 hour

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

10 comments on “Chana (Black Chickpea ) Curry ~ No Onion & Garlic”

  1. Nice one! Loved the pics too.

  2. Delicious yummy curry that too without onion and garlic Sapana love it. Hope you had a wonderful navaratri.
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  3. Cathleen says:

    Wow, I have never seen black chickpeas before! This looks fantastic!

  4. That mango powder can't be seen over there. I have been trying to look for it in many places yet no way to be found. I suppose I can use other ingredients for the same burst of flavor.

    Its a beautiful vegetarian dish and sure very attractive.

  5. Clearly explained..That was yummy swapna

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