Chana Bateta

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icon-prep Prep time: 20 mins  –  icon-serves Cook time: 1 hr  –  icon-cook Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black gram or chana
  • 2 boiled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 green chilies, chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Method

  1. Soak black gram or chana overnight.
  2. Next day, boil them until soft. Keep stock aside.
  3. Meanwhile, boil potatoes and cut into small cubes.
  4. In a pan, heat oil on medium and add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  5. Then add the onion, cook until it starts to brown.
  6. Add green chilies, garlic, curry leaves, turmeric, coriander, cumin and red chili powder and most of the chopped cilantro. Fry for 2 mins.
  7. Reduce heat to low and add the gram flour and cook for a minute.
  8. Add black gram or chana and let it fry for a minute.
  9. Then add the tamarind chutney, potatoes and reserved stock and cook till it boils.
  10. Serve hot. Garnished with cilantro and lemon wedges.