Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kabuli Chanay ka Salan ( White Chickpeas Curry )


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Kabuli Chanay ka Salan ( White Chickpeas Curry ) ... Chanay ka Salan, Sooji ka halwa & Poori is a very popular Sunday brunch in Pakistan. For making the Channa Masala, the chickpeas are soaked overnight and cooked in a thick spicy curry with onion, tomato & spices. Enjoy this delicious dish with Poori, Naan or Chapati!

Kabuli Chanay ka Salan ( White Chickpeas Curry )
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* Prep. Time : 15 minutes plus for soaking
* Cooking Time : 1 to 1 1/2 hours
* Serves : 12

Ingredients :
  • 250 gm. Channa ( Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 50 gm. Masoor daal ( Red lentils ), washed
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. white cumin seeds
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 4-5 whole black pepper
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. red chilli powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
Method :
  • Soak the chickpeas overnight or at least 5-6 hours in enough water ( Remember that it almost doubles, so add enough water ).  
  • Now drain the water from chickpeas. Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda, mix well. Cover and keep aside for an hour.  
  • After an hour, wash thoroughly with water. 

 
  • Heat oil in a large pan. Add the onions, fry until it turns to golden. 
  • Add cumin seeds, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nigella seeds and ginger garlic paste. Stir-fry the mixture for few seconds.
  • Add turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt and a little water to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Add the tomatoes and ( 1/2 cup ) water. Cover and cook on medium heat until the tomatoes are softened.
  • Keep frying, stirring frequently until the oil begins to separate. 
  • Drain the oil from the curry and keep aside. 
  • Add the chick peas, red lentils and water (1 litre or as required) to the curry. 
  • Mix well, cover and allow to cook on low heat until they are tender but still retain their shape.
  • Mash the chick peas slightly to thicken the sauce. 
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened according to your liking. 
  • Transfer the chickpeas to a serving dish, pour the oil drained from curry. 
  • Sprinkle with garam masala, fresh coriander leaves and chopped green chilies. 
  • Serve hot with hard-boiled eggs, salad & Chapati / Naan / Poori.
Note : 
Chickpeas need a long cooking time ( about 1 to 1 1/2 hours ). This process can be speeded up in a pressure cooker. Use half the quantity of water.


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51 comments :

  1. very well recipe,now i understand well how gravy get more thick :)
    Thanks for the recipe

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  2. Thank you Khadija for your quick comment and hope you will try it someday :)

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  3. perfect gravey and tempting curry

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  4. Kabuli chana looks delicious. loved your garnishing. All i want now is some hot parathas to finish this bowl :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Never combined chickpeas and masoor dhal... very innovative. The addition of white cumin seeds and kalonji is refreshing and different from the usual spice mix:) loved it..
    Reva

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  7. Kabuli chana is my favorite.. loved the wsy you prepared it..nice presentation..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  8. This chickpea curry looks absolutely delicious!

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  9. so innovative and very interesting recipe !!

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  10. yummy chick peas curry..tempting one!!

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  11. Lovely recipe! thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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  12. Chick peas is my fav legume...and combining it with masoor daal sounds great..well made Ambreen.

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  13. Good combination.. Yummy looking recipe...

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  14. Tempting and delicious curry..perfect with rotis..

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  15. This is a delicious dish! I will give it a try soon. I am sure my family will like it very much!

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  16. Ambreen, your chickpea dish looks delicious with all the spices in it...will have to try it soon. Hope you are having a great week :-)

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  18. I love that thick, delicious curry! All the spices in there sound fantastic!

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  19. perfect gravy and tempting curry !! Beautiful clicks....

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  20. YUM! Love kala cholay! this looks fantastic!

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  21. yummy and delicious curry ....... happy to follow u .....

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  22. Yum, love this version, looks superb !!!
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  23. Thank you so much everyone! You are all so kind :)

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  24. lovely gravy..looks yummy!!!!

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  25. This looks amazing. Healthy and delcious.

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  26. Ive never tried masoor dal and channa together... this is an interesting recipe .. will try it the next time i make channa masala

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  27. Delicious curry!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  28. This really looks delicious. I know I would love this dish. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  29. nice chickpeas recipe,
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  30. This looks delicious...I love chick peas and the curry flavor sounds wonderful! :)
    Tammy♥

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  31. Thank you so much to all of you for liking this post :)

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  32. Loved this. Yummy and delicious gravy.

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  34. Chick peas and masoor dhal?! New combination.looks delicious!

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  38. Nice kabli chana recipe...recently I have also tried two recipes....if time permits check them out in my blog

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  39. Thank you so much for liking it. Will check yours soon, hope to see you again :)

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  40. Hey this looks soooo mouthwatering! I'm drooling.... sachi!

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  41. Thank you Nashira as always for your kind comment :)

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  42. Yum i made this today and turned out just perfect. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  43. Yum i made this today and it was so delicious and there were no leftovers lol

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    1. Thank you Maliha for trying it out & for the positive feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much :)

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  44. Recipe looks very good, but I would like some clarification. Would 250 grams of chickpeas be equivilant to 1 can of chickpeas? And does it really serve up to 12 people??

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    1. 250 gm. dried chickpeas = approx. 3 cups of cooked chickpeas

      1 ( 15 oz. ) can of chickpeas = 1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas; drained

      You'll need 2 ( 15 oz. each ) cans of chickpeas. This recipe serves up to 10 - 12, depending on how thick your curry is.

      Hope this helps :)

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    2. Wow just what I was looking for, thank you! Can't wait to try this :)

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