Introduction: Jaisalmeri Kala Channa (Black Chickpeas Curry) Recipe

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Jaisalmeri Channa is a spicy and delicious main course recipe made in Jaisalmer, a place in Rajasthan, India. A very nutritious dish, where black chickpeas are made with curd and gram flour to enhance the taste. The health quotient of this recipe is very high as black chick pea is a great source of iron.

Step 1: Recipe


Black Channa (Black Chick Pea) – 250 gms

Gram Flour (Besan) – ½ cup

Curd – ½ cup

Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp

Chopped Onions – 1 cup

Grated Tomatoes – 1 cup

Salt, Red chilly powder, Turmeric powder – As per taste

Asafoetida (Hing) – a pinch

Cumin seeds (Zeera) – ½ tsp

Refined oil - 1 tbsp

Desi ghee – 1 tbsp


1. Soak the black channa overnight and boil them with salt. 2. In a kadai, put refined oil and add zeera, ginger garlic and onions. Sauté and add all spices. 3. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 min. Add boiled channa and pour the mixture of besan and curd to channa. Cook for another 10 min. 4. For tempering , in a separate pan take desi ghee and add asafoetida and coloured red chilly powder. Add on top of earlier prepared channa and serve hot with Chapati.