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Recipe Name: Khatta Channa  
Category: Indian Sub Category: Vegetarian


Prep Time Cook Time Serves



White channas   80 g(160 g soaked channa)
Ginger   1" piece
Garlic   4 cloves
Whole black pepper   4 corns
Black cardamom   2
Bay leaf   2
Tea leaves   1 tsp
Soda   a pinch
Zeera, anardana, amchur   1 tsp each
Salt   1 tsp
Red chilli powder   1/4 tsp
Garam Masala   1/4 tsp
Tomato   100 g
Onion   60 g
Fat   2 tbsp
Coriander leaves   a few


  • Pick, wash and soak channas overnight.
  • Boil the channas in the same water with a pinch of soda and the following spices tied in a muslin bag (whole black pepper, garlic, black cardamom, bay leaf, tea leaves) till they are tender but taking care that the channas do not become very soft and mashy.
  • Take out the muslin bag and squeeze out the water.
  • Separate the stock from channas.
  • Roast jeera and anardana on a hot tawa separately and grind them to a fine powder.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, amchur, garam masala, roasted zeera and anardana to the channas.
  • Cut the tomatoes into quarters and slice green chillies and add to the channas.
  • Heat fat in a pan and add sliced ginger to it, fry to a golden brown and then add the channas to it, mix well.
  • Add the stock and cook for some time over slow fire, till dry.
  • Serve hot garnished with onion rings and coriander leaves.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1 Katori
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  9 20
Saturated Fat  -
Trans Fat  -  
Cholesterol  -
Sodium  836 35
Total Carbohydrate  15 5
Dietary Fiber   1 3
Protein   4
Vitamin A   209   * Vitamin C   9
Calcium   60 * Iron   2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs