Chana Madra | How to make Chana Madra

By JOOS Food- Health  |  14th Feb 2018  |  
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About Chana Madra Recipe

Chana Madra is a mouth-watering recipe with the unique combination of chana and yogurt. Madra is a thick, yogurt based gravy that is popular in Pahari or Himachali food.

Chana Madra is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Himachal. Chana Madra is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Chana Madra is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minute and it takes 25 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chana Madra. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chana Madra is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Chana Madra is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Chana Madra. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Chana Madra at your home.

Chana Madra

Ingredients to make Chana Madra

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp whole garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 250 grams chana soaked and boiled
  • 500 grams curd
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cashew and almonds chopped
  • 2 tbsp raisins

How to make Chana Madra

  1. Wash & soak the chana overnight in water.
  2. When the chana are well soaked & nice & plump, put them in the pressure cooker, add salt & boil for half an hour.
  3. In a thick bottomed pan, add ghee and when the ghee heats up add in the cumin ceeds, hing and whole garam masala (cloves, black & green cardamoms and cinnamon)
  4. As soon as the spices start spluttering, add in the turmeric powder and coriander powder and the boiled chana.
  5. Stir for a few seconds then quickly add in the beaten curd.
  6. Mix the curd with the masala, till the mixture leaves the oil (the oil separates).
  7. When the masala is done add salt, sugar & the dry fruits.
  8. Cook for about 15-20 minutes more on slow fire.

My Tip:

You have to make sure that you stir continuously while adding the yogurt and do not allow the yogurt to curdle.

Reviews for Chana Madra (1)

Hema Mallik9 months ago

Deliciously amazing.

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