Black Channa/Bengal Grams with Green Masala

Posted: June 14, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Black Channa Stir Fried with Green Masala 

This is a delicious side dish to go with poori or paratha’s. Usually my mom make this channa at the end of navrathri festival when we were ending 9 days of fasting (yep you heard it right 9 days of fasting). My mom  makes many more dishes including this one for the feast. This dish is my hubby’s favorite, he loves to have it with hot poori’s. 

Kala channa stir fried with green chutney

Kala channa stir fried with green chutney


  • 2 cups black channa/Bengal Grams, soaked, boiled
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil

For Green Masala: 

  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1  teaspoon cumin seeds


  • Soak black channa overnight.
  • Wash and pressure cook the same with salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside.
  • Blend together all the ingredients under green masala and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Lower the heat and slowly add the green chutney masala to the pan, be careful coz while adding this to the pan it gets splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste and cook until the oil separates.
  • Add cooked channa and mix well with the masala.
  • Serve hot with poori’s or paratha’s.
  1. Pearl says:

    Yummy… Tried it… turned out really nice😋

  2. Very beautiful click, am sure it must be very tasty as well…

  3. Padhu says:

    Looks so tempting!!

  4. Muskaan says:

    Hey, channa looks great..never tried it with green masala…cant wait to try it..simply great..

  5. Simply Life says:

    oooh, this looks great!

  6. sweetlife says:

    masala and channa whata great combo, love your pic, it look super tasty and I would devour this,


  7. this is really awesome recipe suman.. i liked the channa with green masala..channa with corianderleaves sure it tatse really with chapathi..what a lovely pic

  8. Sara says:

    Love Kala Channa especially in green masala! yum!

  9. Neha says:

    great recipe Suman…nice picture. I also make this, but the addition on green chutney was new to me

  10. Krishnaveni says:

    interesting combination…looks healthy

  11. Juliana says:

    Wow, nice combination…love the sauce 🙂

  12. Shobha says:

    This looks delicious…I have made chana with palak but never tried with green masala.

  13. Rachana says:

    Now thats a very delicious combo! The Clicks is beautiful!

  14. Priya says:

    Green masala with channa looks awesome and tempting, will try this combo soon..

  15. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with black channas but I LOVE eating them. Thanks for providing clear instructions for channa novices like myself 🙂

  16. I love to eat legumes with greens ; I think it makes for the most satisfying and (healthy) meals!

  17. Wonderful masala with Chana sounds delicious..must try this:)

  18. uma says:

    green masala with chanas would taste so good 🙂

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