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Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)

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Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  • Prep time
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  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeIndian, North Indian
  • Good for Lunch , Dinner
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About this Recipe

Madra is a thick, yogurt based gravy that is a popular dish in Himachal Pradesh.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 3 -4 cups chickpeas, soaked overnight and boiled )
  • 2-3 cloves & Cardamom
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 -3 pieces of black cardamom
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 kg curd
  • Cashew nuts, chopped dry coconut & Raisins
  • Desi Ghee 6-7 tsp
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How to cook?
  1. Heat Desi Ghee in a pan to smoking point on medium heat.
  2. Add cloves, cinnamon, black cardamom, cardamom 7 fennel seeds
  3. Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  4. Now add coriander powder, garam masala, salt and turmeric powder and stir well (do not let it burn or blacken.)
  5. Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  6. Add the curd to pan and keep stirring continuously
  7. Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  8. After 5-10 minutes add the cashew nut & raisins (stir continuously)
  9. Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  10. Add dry chopped coconut. Do not stop stirring or the curd will curdle.
  11. Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  12. Add 1 tsp of sugar turn the heat on low and cook the gravy on a slow fire for about 30 minutes until it leaves the ghee on top.
  13. Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  14. Now add the boiled chickpeas and cover it and cook for 10 minutes mix well. Your Madra is ready. Serve hot
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