Chatpata Kala Chana

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Chatpata kala chana prepared with aromatic Indian spice powders , surely will tickle your taste buds.
4.90 from 14 votes
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 01 cup Chana kala
  • tbsp Oil 02
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida th
  • tsp Coriander Powder 02
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder th
  • 01 tsp red chili powder
  • 01 tsp Dry Mango Powder dry
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Water as required for boiling
  • to Water â mix the dry masalas
  • Garnishing for the
  • leaves Coriander finely chopped- â¼ th bunch (optional) fresh
  • tsp Lemon Juice optional 02


  • Wash and soak kala chana in approx. 4 cups of water, for overnight. The kala chana will double in volume after soaking.
  • Add soaked kala chana, and 4 cups of water to the pressure cooker. Close the cooker. As it starts steaming, turn down the heat to medium and cook for approx. 12 minutes. If your pressure cooker whistles then wait for 4-5 whistles.
  • Turn off the heat and wait until all the steam has released before opening the pressure cooker. Once it is cooked drain out the water and keep aside. Let the chana be free from moisture.
  • In a small bowl mix coriander powder, turmeric, chili powder, dry mango powder & salt with ¼ cup of water. Set aside. Heat oil add asafoetida, now add the prepared masala paste.
  • Now add the cooked black chana. Toss it on high flame.
  • For serving: Serve hot with chopped fresh Coriander leaves. You may sprinkle lemon juice , if desired.

Recipe Notes

Chef Tips: 
01.Do not overcook the Black chana or it will mash.
02.You may a little sprinkle chaat masala, if desired.
03.Do not throw away the water in which chana is boiled, it may be used in curries / gravies / soups instead of stock or water.

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Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji
Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji

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  1. Everytime I look at the pic, I can feel the beauty of the creator. Very well clicked pic, traditional and simple recipe can look so exotic, never thought about it.5 stars

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