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Channa madra

Deepika Chauhan
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Channa madra RECIPE

It is a Himachal Pradesh cuisine dish which is made with spices and yogurt gravy.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Himachal
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 cup soaked boiled chickpeas
  2. 1 stick Cinnamon
  3. 5 cloves
  4. 2 cardamoms
  5. 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  6. 1/2 cumin seeds
  7. 1 tsp coriander powder
  8. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1 tbsp rice
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1 cup curd
  12. 1 tbsp ghee
  13. 1 tbsp chopped coriander


  1. Soak the rice overnight for 4-5 hours and grind into a paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, temper it with cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and asafoetida.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add boiled chickpeas in it. Cook for sometime and combine it well. Add the whisked yogurt in it and keep stirring for 7-8 minutes.
  5. Now add the ground rice paste, ghee, salt and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Serve with a garnish of chopped coriander.

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