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Sookhe Kabuli Chane ! (Spicy Black Chickpeas Cooked Dry)

As for the second day of  BM#6,I am presenting you a side dish from Delhi.This is an extremely spicy dry preparation which can very well get along with roti and chapathi.Very easy to prepare and healthy to have,kabuli chana ya nahi black chickpea is something both kids and elders love to have..


To Pressure cook
250 gm chickpeas/kabuli chana,soaked in water overnight
1 tea bag
2 cups of water

For the Final cooking
1 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1.5 tsp anar dana (pomegranate seeds) powder
1.5 tsp amchur powder (mango powder)
1 tsp garam masala*
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 tsp coriander seeds (dhaniya seeds)
1 tbsp ginger juliennes, fried
handful of potato fingers,fried
2 tbsp vegetable oil

For garnishing
Few onion rings
ginger juliennes
Red dry chillies


Pressure cook the chickpeas adding water,salt and the tea bag.After the first whistle,reduce the heat to minimum and cook.It may take 7-8 minutes.Don’t over cook.After cooling,open the lid and throw out the tea bag.The water level should be minimum now.If you have more water just boil it again with an open lid.When the water level reaches to a nearly-dried up stage,reduce the flame and add all the spices,powders,fried potato fingers and ginger .Mix well and slowly make it dry.Now heat oil in another skillet and pour in the chick pea mixture .Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.This process is very important.It is for the spices to get roasted and blend with chick peas.Check salt and garnish with onion rings,red chillies and ginger juliennes.Serve with Roti/Chapathi/Naan.

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*Garam Masala mentioned here in Delhi cuisine contains green cardamom,cinnamon,cloves,black cardamom,cumin seeds,nutmeg,black cumin (shah jeera) and mace.We have to dry roast and powder them.I will come up with a seperate post on this after BM .

**Sending this spicy chickpeas to Cook It Healthy Event hosted by Shobha Shyam.


18 comments on “Sookhe Kabuli Chane ! (Spicy Black Chickpeas Cooked Dry)

  1. rekhas kitchen
    June 17, 2011

    Yummm I am a big fan of spicy food.I think this curry will go with any roti looks yummm.


  2. Sunanda
    June 17, 2011

    Looks so delicious.. gr8 comapanion of hot parathas..


  3. Aarthi
    June 17, 2011

    delicious looking curry


  4. Jayashree
    June 17, 2011

    This sounds like a wonderful accompaniment.


  5. Vardhini
    June 17, 2011

    Love chickpeas and the curry looks delicious.

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  6. Jay
    June 17, 2011

    this looks crazy delicious..:P
    Tasty Appetite


  7. Sin-A-Mon (Monika)
    June 17, 2011

    after seeing this all I can think of is poori and halwa 😀 looks yummy


  8. Priya
    June 17, 2011

    Feel like finishing that delicious channa curry, thanks for sharing..


  9. Usha
    June 17, 2011

    spicy chickpeas look delicious! I can eat it as it is, without any roti or nan, as a snack! 🙂


  10. Malar Gandhi
    June 17, 2011

    I like this sukhe version for snacking along with evening chai, best post-work-out food.

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  11. harini-jaya
    June 17, 2011

    This one is a sure shot hit with everyone!! Good one.


  12. Suja
    June 17, 2011

    Spicy and delicious,great with rotis,sure must have tasted super delicious.


  13. I have to try it out. I have some black chickpeas sprouted in my fridge 🙂


  14. Suman Singh
    June 17, 2011

    Love this combo..looks yummy and delicious!!


  15. Suma Gandlur
    June 17, 2011

    Adding potato fingers is a nice twist, i guess.


  16. Sobha Shyam
    June 17, 2011

    absolutely delicious dear..spicy and yummy chana..plz link to my event which I announced today 🙂



  17. Archana Vivek
    June 17, 2011

    Yummm. Wonderful,nice and spicy


  18. julie
    June 17, 2011

    delicious spicy dry version..
    following your blog since long,hope u'll follow mine too..


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