Chana Madra is a Himanchali style curry where Chickpeas are cooked in a yogurt Sauce along with spices. Serve it with steamed rice for a perfect meal. 

Chana Madra

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Chana Madra is a Himanchali style curry where Chickpeas are cooked in a yogurt Sauce along with spices. Serve it with steamed rice for a perfect meal. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Cloves Crushed
  • 2 Black Cardamom Crushed
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Crushed
  • 2-3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 2 cups Curd
  • 2 tsp Maida I add it to avoid separation of curd. But it's totally optional.
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 200 g Paneer Cubed
  • 10-12 Cashew Nuts
  • 10-12 Raisins
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the chana and soak in 3-4 cups water for 6-8 hours.

  2. Drain the water and add the chana in a pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water and 2 tsp salt.

  3. Pressure cook until chana are nicely cooked.

  4. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.

  5. Heat ghee in a pan.

  6. Once the oil is hot, add hing and cumin seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  7. Add crushed cloves, black cardamom, peppercorn, cinnamon and dry red chillies and fry for a few seconds.

  8. Whisk curd with Maida, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and add it in the pan.

  9. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

  10. Add cooked chana, paneer, cashew nuts and raisins and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  11. Add salt to taste, sugar and ghee and cook for 5-6 minutes.

  12. Garnish with fresh coriander.

  13. Serve madra with naan or rice.

Nutrition Facts
Chana Madra
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 34.8mg42%
Calcium 408mg41%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.