Friday, October 30, 2009


Garbanzo Bean Recipe @

I was introduced to  Kadai Chana, a  popular vegetable dish when we went to a vegetarian restaurant for dinner and instantly fall in love with it. It uses chickpeas simmered with onion, tomato, garlic, coriander, dry mango powder and garam masala. . Lucky enough the recipe was aired  on local cookery show. This recipe turns out very well, I cook without the coconut and serve with naan., please adjust the chili powder used according to your taste. My family really loved this spicy chana. Here is how I made them:


1 cup dry chickpeas (garbanzo bean)
2 tomato chopped
2 onion chopped 
1 tsp mango powder (armchor)


1 1/2 T coconut  (optional)
small piece cinnamon
1 inch ginger
3  cloves garlic
3 cloves
2 cardamom
1 tsp fennel
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp turmeric
3 T oil
coriander leave 
lime juice


Soak channa in water overnight and boil with salt until soft.

Heat the oil, fry onion, add the paste and fry until fragrant. If too dry, add little bit more oil.

Add in tomato, chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt, cook until thicken.

Now add the cooked chickpeas and dry mango powder or you can add 1/2 tsp tamarind paste and jaggery. Bring to boil until well mixed.

At the time of serving, garnish with coriander leaves. Add lime juice if required.


* Chickpeas can be replaced with 1 can garbanzo bean. 
* If jaggery is not available you can use brown sugar instead.

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Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

I think I need to cook more chickpeas! Thanks for sharing

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Hi Auntie, I LOVE Chole, especially with Bhattura. YUMMY, and if we don't have bhattura, then we eat it just with rice, and pickle, and yogurt. I like mine spicy!! This looks so yummy, I actually haven't made this in a while, and I usually make mine just a bit different, so I will def try this way out. Probably my family will thank me, lol. THANK YOU, so much for joining again, you should know by now how much I appreciate it! Bella :)

Unknown said...

This looks really yummy. I just bought a bag of mango powder at the local Indian grocer so I think I'm all prepared for this (might need to use brown sugar instead of jaggery).

Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

I love garbanzo beans, I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for linking this to the hearth and soul hop!

Hunger and Thirst said...

Oh boy, I'm ready to try this right this instant. I can almost taste it. Thanks for sharing at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Treat and Trick said...

Melynda...Hope you will try it..

Bella...Thanks dear for your kind words, do try to cook this time using my recipe, definitely your family would love them, happy cooking..

Dan...thanks for visiting my site, since you've bought the mango powder so go ahead try my recipe, let me know the outcome ya..

Christy..Glad to know that you love garbanzo bean, so give it a try, would like to hear your opinion about this recipe. Thanks for hosting dear..

Butterpoweredbike..Thanks for your lovely comment and happy hosting!

Heather S-G said...

Oh this sounds so good! I have my eyes peeled to find some mango powder! I keep hearing about it as an ingredient in Indian cuisine...but haven't yet found any. YUM! Thank you for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop this week =)

Treat and Trick said...

girlichef.. Thanks for hosting and your lovely comment dear....

Unknown said...

wow, I am definitely going to make this, so bookmarked it myself. Thanks for linking it to my event :)

Miz Helen said...

This looks wonderful. I think I may try it very soon.
Thank you for sharing.

Treat and Trick said...

Priya (Yallapantula Mitharwal) Thanks for hosting dear, hope you will try it ya..

Miz Helen...Thanks for dropping by my site and leaving your sweetest comment. Hope you'll try them soon..

Melodie said...

I almost made these tonight but I have no mango powder. Must go and find some. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Yummy and interesting... Unique too