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

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Madra is a thick, yogurt based gravy that is a popular dish in Himachal Pradesh.
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 3 -4 cup Chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled )
  • 2-3 cloves Cardamom
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 2 -3 piece Black Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 kg Curd
  • cashews chopped dry coconut & raisins
  • 6 tsp Desi Ghee
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Instructions
 

  • Heat Desi Ghee in a pan to smoking point on medium heat.
  • Add cloves, cinnamon, black cardamom, cardamom 7 fennel seeds
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (Chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the curd to pan and keep stirring continuously
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (Chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • After 5-10 minutes add the cashew nut & raisins (stir continuously)
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (Chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add dry chopped coconut. Do not stop stirring or the curd will curdle.
    Himachali Channa Madra: A Himachali Recipe (Chickpeas With Yogurt Gravy) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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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