Jaisalmeri Channa is a spicy and delicious main course recipe made in Jaisalmer, a place in Rajasthan, India. A very nutritious dish, where black chickpeas are made with curd and gram flour to enhance the taste.  The health quotient of this recipe is very high as black chick pea is a great source of iron.


Black Channa (Black Chick Pea) – 250 gms
Gram Flour (Besan) – ½ cup
Curd – ½ cup
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Chopped Onions – 1 cup
Grated Tomatoes – 1 cup
Salt, Red chilly powder, Turmeric powder – As per taste
Asafoetida (Hing) – a pinch
Cumin seeds (Zeera)  – ½ tsp
Refined oil  - 1 tbsp
Desi ghee – 1 tbsp


1.       Soak the black channa overnight and boil them with salt.
2.       In a kadai, put refined oil and add zeera, ginger garlic and onions. Sauté and add all spices.
3.       Add tomatoes and cook for 5 min. Add boiled channa and pour the mixture of besan and curd to channa. Cook for another 10 min.
4.       For tempering ,  in a separate pan take desi ghee and add asafoetida and  coloured red chilly powder. Add on top of earlier prepared channa and serve hot with Chapati.

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