Jaisalmeri Chane is a simple, traditional dish from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan which is made by simmering black chick peas with spices and curd.

Jaisalmeri Chana

Course: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Jaisalmeri Chana is a simple, traditional dish from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan which is made by simmering black chickpeas with spices and curd.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Dried Black Chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 tsp Zeera
  • 1/4 tsp Methi seeds Crushed
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 Green chilli Slit into half
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Grated
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 2 tbsp Besan
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander Chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the chana and soak them in water for 5-6 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 they are cooked.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Once the oil is hot, add hing, zeera and methi seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds.
  6. Add onion and green chilli and fry until golden brown.
  7. Add tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Now add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste and fry for 3-4 minutes until oil starts to separate from the sides.

  9. Whisk curd with besan and add it in the pan along with a cup of water and boiled chana.
  10. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Add more water if required.
  12. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  13. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Jaisalmeri Chana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.