Wednesday, July 15, 2009

kaale chane ki ghugni

this kaale chane ki ghugni is a traditional recipe which is made as a prasad on the eighth day of navaratri that is ashtami.....along with this kaale chane , puri and halwa is the usual prasad that day ....these things are served to little girls as they are considered devi or goddess Durga and are called kanjka......i have been doing this ritual for many years and it is a very good feeling to see all those girls and thier little brothers too , enjoying the meal becomes a small picnic for children that time when i make the whole prasad on ashtami i'll post it here as it makes a great combo by itself..

other wise this kaale chane ki ghugni is more like chana masala made with small black chickpeas...without using any garlic or onions in it.....we like it with roti, paratha or even with plain boiled rice accompanied with a bowl of plain curds......

the recipe is simple........

soak 250 gm of chickpeas overnight.

next morning make a paste of an inch piece of ginger, 4-5 whole red chillies , 1tsp each of coriander, cumin and black peppercorns and keep aside.

heat a tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker , throw in a tsp of cumin seeds ...let it splutter and then pour in the above paste and salt to taste ...cover n cook till ghee separates.

now dunk in all the chickpeas into the cooker with about half a cup of water and pressure cook til 3 whistles.

let the pressure release...sprinkle a tsp of amchoor powder , mix well and cook till dry ...if some water is left.

serve hot with parathas for a sunday brunch.....raw onion salad makes a good accompaniment with it...


  1. Looks so spicy and delicious! Healthy snack :)

  2. hi,
    Wow nice write up :) the recipe is wonderful and I love the spiced up ghugni, thanks for the recipe

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a very good collection of recipes. Liked your healthy food blog very much. Definetely should try some of your recipes.

    Kaale channa looks so yummy.

  4. Dear Sangeeta
    Great recipes..I missed it , because I was not following you then! Ready to make now

  5. Am making this Sangeeta; thanks!