Channa Madra
A delicious chana preparation with love from Himachal Pradesh.
Channa Madra Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-35 - 40 min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20 min


  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 3 to 4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed
  • 1 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 cups Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp Rice and 2 Green cardamom paste
  • water
  • salt as per test


  1. 1

    In Ghee add Cloves, Cumin seed, Cinnamon sticks, Black Cardamom and let it splutter.
  2. 2

    Add Asafoetida, Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Boiled Chickpeas, Coriander powder and sauté.
  3. 3

    Add curd stir well.
  4. 4

    Add Rice and Green Cardamom paste and stir.
  5. 5

    Add Water and Salt as needed.
  6. 6

    Drizzale ghee and serve with steamed Rice.
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