Chana Kadhi / Kala Chana Kadhi

Kala Chana Kadhi is one of the tastiest kala chana recipes. Kala Chana Recipe is kala chana or desi chana or black chickpeas cooked in spicy yogurt-besan mixture. It is very simple and quick to make.

  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Easy


  • Kala Chana – 1/2 cup
  • Curd (Dahi) – 1 cup
  • Besan Flour – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped Green Chili – 2 nos.
  • Mustard Seed – 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 10-11
  • Oil for frying –
  • A pinch of asafetida –
  • Salt as per taste –
  • Water as needed –


  • Wash and soak kala chana for 6-7 hour or overnight.
  • Cook kala chana in a pressure cook by adding salt and water.
  • Cook on medium flame till chana becomes soft and remove excess water, keep aside.
  • In a bowl, add curd, besan, green chili and turmeric powder, mix well and make sure there are not any lumps.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium flame, add hing, mustard seed and curry leaves, fry for 1-2 min.
  • Add curd mixture and boil it, stir in between.
  • Add  red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt, mix well.
  • Add boiled chana and water and mix properly, cook on low flame till curry become thick.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot chana kadhi with rice.
KALA CHANA KADHI was last modified: March 25th, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes