BM #85 Week 3 Day 1 - 

This week I shall showcase main course gravy or rice dish. This is a simple and highly nutritious dish traditionally made in the city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The black chickpeas are simmered in a gram flour-yogurt gravy with spices to make it a delightful dish.
This is also referred to as Kala Chana Kadhi.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Kala Chana 1 cup
Yogurt 1 cup
Besan / Gram Flour / Senagapindi 1 Tbsp
Salt and Red Chili Powder as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Asafotida 1/8 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak Kala Chana for 6-8 hours.

Drain and pressure cook the Kala Chana for about 15-20 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix in besan, turmeric, red chili powder, dhania jeera powder and garam masala. Add the water leftover from boiling the kala chana and blend into a thin paste.

In a heated pan, add oil and jeera. After jeera crackles, sprinkle asafotida.

Pour in the beaten yogurt and stir for a few seconds.

Add the besan mixture, kala chana and salt. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and serve warm with Roti/Rice.


Preparation Time 45 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, February 17, 2018


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Such a delicious kala channa gravy, tried this dish long back. Feel like having this dish with some rotis as well, inviting Jaisalmeri Kala channa.

  3. I made this chana once and was so good. Am sure even your version is equally good. Yogurt and chana really go well, I felt.

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. Awesome Harini and I so love your setup, looks so inviting and heavenly!

  6. Mayuri Patel Says:
  7. This delicious curry is also a part of the Gujarati Cuisine. Love it with roti.

  8. I made this a few years ago and it was so delicious - love this creamy thick kala chana

  9. I made this few months back for the first time and absolutely loved it. I love the flavor of kala chana and that mixed with the yogurt gravy was so delicious. Lovely recipe :)

  10. I have never cooked kala chana in yogurt. Bookmarking this Jaislmeri version to try soon.

  11. i have bookmarked this from one of our BM-ers, yet to try! chana looks fabulous, all that yogurt gravy, must taste delicious to dip the roti's, ohh lip-smacking good!!!

  12. code2cook Says:
  13. you have presented this kala chana gravy with rice and here I am craving for this. Looking very yummy.

  14. While making kala chana I too add some curd, but making it in curd based gravy sounds interesting.

  15. Suja Ram Says:
  16. Kala Channa as a Curd based Gravy is interesting. Nicely presented too!

  17. Suma Gandlur Says:
  18. That is one protein packed and tasty kadhi.

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