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.



  • 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


  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*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.