Posts Tagged ‘Bengal Grams’

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

Ingredients: 

  • 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

Preparation: 

  • 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.

Sattu ka Paratha

Posted: April 16, 2010 by gigagyaan in Indian Food
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One of my favourite paratha is Sattu ka Paratha or Bhabhari which I used to have a lot during my childhood days. My mom used to serve this with dahi/yogurt, pickles and choka of poatao or egg plant. I will share the recipe for the choka soon. Sattu is the ground form of roasted kala channa(Bengal gram).
Its hard to find sattu in Indian stores, so I got roasted black channa and took out the skin of it which comes out easily and grind it in the  mixer and sieve it so that we have fine smooth powder.
And you can use it as sattu.
Sattu Ka Paratha

Sattu Ka Paratha

Ingredients
For stuffing/filling
  • 2 cups roasted black channa Powder/Sattu
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Ajwain
  • 1 Tablespoon Kalonji
  • 2 Tablespoon mango pickle/mixed pickle mashed
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil/mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
For dough
  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 cups wheat flour for dusting
  • vegetable oil to galze the paratha’s
PREPARATION:
  • Make a dough from Wheat Flour.
  • Mix all the ingredients of the filling with the sattu and add bit of water to the sattu to make it moist and easy to stuff.
  • Divide the dough into ball-sized portions and roll between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.
  • Take this ball sized dough and make a small pouch to fill the stuffing and gently close the pouch by joining all the sides together.
  • Press this stuffed pouch in between your palms to flatten it, so that you can roll it into paratha.
  • Heat the griddle and fry the paratha by glazing the oil on the surface of the paratha. Repeat this for the other side of paratha too.
  • The paratha is done when both the side is golden brown or crispy.
Serve it with curd and pickles of your choice.