Friday, January 30, 2009

Chana Sukke (Brown Chickpea masala)

This is a typical Konkani dish usually prepared during festivals and marriages. This humble dish goes well with any kind of saaru/daals. I made this specially for the event CHICKPEAS.

Dry brown chickpeas - 1 cup
suran/yellow cucumber or magge - a small piece
Frozen/fresh grated coconut - 1 cup
dry red chillies - 8
urad daal - 2 tsps
coriander seeds -3 tsps
tamarind - marble sized
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
salt to taste

Soak chickpeas overnight. Pressure cook till done and keep aside.
Chop suran or yellow cucumber into cubes and cook separately till done. Mix the chickpeas and suran and keep aside.
Roast dry red chillies till crisp separately. Now roast urad daal and coriander seeds in ½ tsp oil till brown.

Blend dry red chillies, grated coconut and tamarind to a smooth paste. Finally add roasted seeds and blend further for 30 secs.
Add the blended masala, salt to the chickpea-suran mixture and get to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a small pan/panna kayli add mustard and curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the chana.
Serve hot with rice and daali.

This dish is off to the Event JFI Chickpeas at Sometime foodie


Chitra said...

yummy channa sukhe...will give this a try..regd in my mind:)

Asha said...

Beautiful looking chana dish, I will try this recipe, thanks.

ms said...

hi poonam,
your suke channa looks delicious. Its refreshing to know that something so simple and great still makes an appearance in weddings. Thanks for sending this in to JFI Chickpea!

Smitha said...

Thats is mouth watering...

Adlak's tiny world said...

nice pic of brown chenna... love to have it.

Ashwini said...

We do something similar but without the cucumber..Looks yummy and easy

Rajee said...

Channa with suran looks divine and refreshing