Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy) | How to make Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy)

By Tasneem Rajkotwala  |  29th Sep 2015  |  
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Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy)by Tasneem Rajkotwala
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About Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy) Recipe

A popular street food in the lanes of Bohri Mohalla can now be easily prepared at home.

Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy)

Ingredients to make Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy)

  • 2 cups Chana or black gram soaked overnight
  • 3 onion finely chopped plus 1 chopped to garnish
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 6 to 8 curry leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp gram flour or Besan
  • 1 tbsp ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp tamarind soaked in 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • coriander leaves – for garnishing.
  • salt to Taste

How to make Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy)

  1. Wash and soak the chana overnight. Next day pressure cook the chana with 3 cups of water till 2 whistles blow. The chana should be soft but not mushy.
  2. In a cooking pot, heat oil add fenugreek seeds & curry leaves. Add in the 3 chopped onions & ginger garlic paste. Cook till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add in all the dried masala powders. (chilli, turmeric, cumin & coriander) Cook for 2 minutes. Add in the chopped tomatoes & cook till it separates from the oil.
  4. Add in the potatoes. Half cook them for 4-5 minutes. Continue stirring so that the potatoes do not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add gram flour and stir. Add the boiled chana along with it’s water to the pot. Stir continuously. Adjust the consistency.
  6. Add salt to taste. Cook on medium heat, covered. Check continuously and stir in between.
  7. Add in the jaggery and tamarind pulp and give a good stir.
  8. Serve it hot garnished with chopped onion and coriander leaves alongside crusty buttered buns.

Reviews for Chana Bateta (Black gram and potato gravy) (8)

Runa Ganguly2 years ago

Looks good and yummy

Saurabh Makta3 years ago


zainab sayyed3 years ago


Nisreen Rangwala3 years ago

Tasnin turned out v tasty

Kavita Ferwani4 years ago


preethi jain4 years ago

good recipe

puja juneja4 years ago


Ritu Sharma4 years ago

Brilliant click and what a great recipe :)

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