4 December 2016

Channa Kara Kozhambu

This is a chetinad kara kozhambu, I have added boiled channa to make it more flavourful and nutritious. Channa contains complex carbohydrate thus helpful for diabetics patients. It helps in weight loss and good for cardio and lowers cholesterol. It's a good source of iron and protein.

Channa Kara Kozhambu

No. of Servings : 5


Channa dry - 100 gms

Onion - 2 medium

Ginger - 1" piece

Garlic cloves - 10

Tomato - 2 medium

Tamarind paste - 3 tbsp

Coconut - 3 tbsp

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Pepper corns - 1 tsp

Red chilli powder - 2 tsp

Coriander powder - 2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Salt to taste

Oil - 3 tbsp

Preparation Method

1. Soak channa overnight, pressure cook and keep aside.

2. In a kadai, heat oil and fry fennel seeds, pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, onion, coconut  and tomato. Cool and grind into a fine paste.

3. In a kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds, when the seeds crackle add the ground paste, tamarind paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and water and bring to a boil.

4. Boil for 10 minutes till the oil separates on the top of the curry.

5. Now add cooked channa and cook for another 5 minutes.

6. Garnish with curry leaves.


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    Healthy and protein rich...