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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.