Some say she is made of steel, some say she is made of iron….poets sometimes refer her so fragile like glass… sometimes like morning breeze, sometimes dark as night…..she is pure, she is beautiful, she is filled with love, she is unique, she can fight, she can cry, she can multitask, she is a leader, she sacrifices, she is caring, she is forgiving, she can bare the pain in the world to get a new life into this world and smile gently the next minute forgetting the pain….she can run her own business or can take a high paid job or can just leave everything to take care of dear ones…she is polite, she is fierceful at times….She is ‘The Women’…..
Today’s modern women is no different from the old day women….we have come across so many powerful women in our history take it freedom, science, literature, business, etc.…Apart from this we have heard so many stories of brave, courage’s and loving women who lived their life so beautifully that they leave a benchmark on the lives they touched. Our modern woman has got new tasks, new challenges and new responsibilities to face each and every day in this so called modern world. She lives her life….Celebrate the women in you on this ‘International Women’s Day’…..Happy Women’s Day to the wonderful women visiting this space…..
Coming to today’s recipe Kala Chana Curry…This is my tweaked version of much famous ‘Kerala Kadala Curry’. I did not use coconut in the recipe, instead of that I ground the boiled chana and added it to the recipe to get rich and thicker gravy. Kala Chana Curry with Poori’s is my new menu in breakfast during weekends.
I enjoy making poori’s with Lil’M…who loves to help me out by pressing small small poori’s. This protein high breakfast can also be packed in lunch box along with light fruit salad.
Kala Chana Curry/Black Chickpeas Curry
- 1 cup Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas
- 1 big Onion, sliced
- 1 big Tomato, sliced
- 1 Green chili, slit length wise
- 1 tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
- 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. Garam Masala
- ¾ tbsp. roasted Coriander powder
- ½ tbsp. roasted Cumin powder
- 3 tbsp. Oil
- 1 tbsp. minced Coriander leaves
- Thoroughly wash and soak kala chana in enough drinking water for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- Next day morning, drain the water in which kala chana were getting soaked and add kala chana to a pressure cooker.
- Add enough water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until they turn soft but not mushy.
- Once the pressure settles down, drain and collect the water and kala chana separately. From this take ¼ cup of kala chana and grind to smooth paste by adding little water.
- In the meantime, grind and make smooth paste of onion and tomato. Add oil to a heavy bottom cooking vessel and when it heats up add in onion-tomato paste along with ginger-garlic paste. Fry for a minute and add in
green chili, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder and cumin powder.
- Fry on medium flame by stirring continuously until the masala’s are nicely brown and oil starts to leave the sides.
- Add in boiled kala chana and stir to get well coated with masala. Now add in ground kala chana and combine well.
- Stir in ¾ cup of reserved water (step 4) and on medium flame leave this to cook for another 12-15 minutes by covering with a lid.
- Check for salt and sprinkle garam masala. Cook till it reaches desired consistency and turn off the flame by adding minced coriander leaves.
- Serve warm with poori/phulka/roti.
- Add love to make this curry taste ‘Yummy’.
- If you soak one cup of kala chana overnight, they will double in size and you get two cups of them. So adjust accordingly.
- You can even squeeze fresh lime juice of half lime before serving or you can add amchoor powder along with gram masala.
Amrita Roy says
happy women's day to you….lovely side dish for any Indian bread
Blogs by FA says
My mum makes these. I remember the good old days when I used to have these. Never tried making myself but now I think I should.
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Happy women's day! The picture of the dish with the sunlight streaming in is just lovely:-) My husband loves kala chana, and I hope to be trying this recipe very soon!
beena stephen says
Happy womens day. Delicious Chana and pouris
Papatia Feauxzar says
Thx, I hope you kept some for me. Hopping on plane now. Jk :). Thank you for the recipe. The bread looks so crispy!
Yum, this looks delicious and such a classic dish.
Zeinab Amin says
lovely dish, mashallah.
I bought garam masala a while ago never used it ! I think I found what to do with it 🙂 At the beginning I was asking myself "am I on a food blog ?" beautifully written
Umme Hafsa says
This looks soo yummmy!!!! MashaAllah
Your photo's are really good quality too 🙂
Muslim Mummy says
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing
myda tahir says
thanks Rubina for appreciating women, and make our life easy by providing us with the sunday brunch.