Kala Chana Chaat (Black Chickpea Salad)

Ingredients– 1 cup black chickpeas, washed and soaked overnight 1/3 cup chopped tomato, seeds removed 1/3 cup chopped onion 1-2 chopped green chillies 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1-2 tbsp chopped mint leaves 1 tsp chaat masala 1/4 tsp kala namak (rock salt) 1/4 tsp amchur (mango powder) 1/4 tsp red chilli powder Salt to…

Chana Sundal (Chickpeas Stirfry)

Ingredients– 200 gm chickpeas 1 tbsp vegetable oil A pinch of asafoetida powder 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp urad dal 1 dry red chilli 5 curry leaves 1 green chilli, finely chopped 2 tbsp grated coconut 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt to taste Method– Soak the chickpeas overnight Add enough water in a pressure…

Kala Chana Curry (Black Chickpeas Curry)

Ingredients– 1 cup black chickpeas, soaked overnight 2 tbsp oil 1/8 tsp asafoetida powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1” ginger, grated 4-5 cloves garlic, crushed 2 medium tomatoes, pureed 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Method- Grind onions set aside…

Khar Dal (Raw Papaya and Masoor Dal)

Ingredients– 300 gm raw papaya, cut into cubes 100 gm masoor dal (red lentils), washed and soaked for 30 minutes 1 tbsp crushed garlic 2 green chillies, slit 3 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves 1 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 cup Khar (water filtered through smoked banana peels) Method – Pressure cook the dal and papaya…

Pindi Chole

Ingredients– 500 gm chickpeas Tamarind – 2 walnut sized pieces, soaked in 3/4 cup hot water and the pulp extracted 100 gm ginger, julienned 1/2 tsp baking powder Green chillies for garnish 3 tbsp oil Salt to taste Pindi Masala – Roast all the 7 masalas separately on a skillet till fragrant and the colour…

Boiled Masoor Dal

Ingredients– Red masoor dal – 1 cup Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Onion – 1 medium, chopped finely Green chillies – 2, chopped Coriander leaves – chopped finely Salt to taste Mustard oil – 1 tbsp Water – 3 cups Method– Boil the dal with turmeric powder, salt and water in a pressure cooker When…

Kala Chana Masala

Ingredients– 1 cup kala chana, washed and soaked overnight 2 chopped onions 2 chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 dry red chilli 2 bay leaves 3 tbsp…

Dal Makhani

Ingredients – 1 cup whole black urad dal 1/3 cup rajma 4 tsp grated ginger 4 tsp crushed garlic 2 medium sized tomatoes, grated 2 tsp red chilli powder 2-3 tsp salt or to taste 1/4cup unsalted butter (can increase to 1/3 cup) 1/3 cup light cream (can increase to 1/2 cup) 2 tsp garam…

Panchmel Dal (5 Lentil Dal)

Ingredients– 2 tbsp each of moong dal, chana dal, urad dal, masoor dal and toor dal 1.5 tsp salt 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp ghee 1 large onion, finely chopped 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1 tomato, chopped 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Squeeze of lemon juice For the…

Sambhar

Ingredients– 1/2 cup red gram dal (toor dal) A lime sized tamarind ball 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise 1 cup mixed vegetables (radish, potato, okra, carrot, bottle gourd, aubergine, onion) cut into 1/2” pieces 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 3 tsp sambhar powder Salt to taste Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing For Tempering– 2 tbsp…