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

  • 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

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

  1. Heat Desi Ghee in a pan to smoking point on medium heat.
  2. Add cloves, cinnamon, black cardamom, cardamom 7 fennel seeds
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  3. Now add coriander powder, garam masala, salt and turmeric powder and stir well (do not let it burn or blacken.)
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  4. Add the curd to pan and keep stirring continuously
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  5. After 5-10 minutes add the cashew nut & raisins (stir continuously)
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  6. Add dry chopped coconut. Do not stop stirring or the curd will curdle.
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  7. 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.
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy)
  8. 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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