Channa (Chick Pea) Curry Recipe


100 gms. chick peas (Channa) soaked overnight

1 chopped onion

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

1 tbs. of dhania jeera powder (cumin and coriander)

1 tsp. chilli powder

½ tsp. turmeric

1 red whole chilli

1 tbs. sunflower oil

1 tbs.plain yoghurt

2 hot cups of water

Salt to taste

Coriander to garnish


  1. Heat up the oil in a pan, when it is hot add in the chlli and garlic.
  2. When the garlic is brown, add in the onions and fry till they are soft and brown.
  3. Add in the tin of tomatoes, the cumin and coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric and salt.
  4. Stir and fry till the onions and tomato mixture is perfectly blended and the oil begins to separate.
  5. Add in the yoghurt and stir.
  6. Now add in the chickpeas stir for a bit and then pour in the hot water.
  7. Boil on simmer until the chickpeas are perfectly cooked. You can also use a pressure cooker.

Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice.