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Jaisalmeri Kala Chana Kadhi

Normally other kadhis include onion and garlic as main ingredients, but this kadhi will not have any of them. It is a pure satvik dish.
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2 Servings

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

Meal Type



  • 1/2 cup Black Bengal Gram (Kala Chana), soaked overnight in water and boiled
  • 1 cup Yougurt (Curd/Dahi)
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/4 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 chopped green chillies


  1. 1

    Beat the yogurt well to get a smooth consistency.
  2. 2

    Add cumin powder, coriander powder, gram flour, garam masala powder and salMix well.
  3. 3

    Add 1/2 cup water and mix welSet aside.
  4. 4

    In a pan, heat the ghee on a medium flame.
  5. 5

    Add cumin seeds and wait till they change colour.
  6. 6

    Add asafoetida, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and green chillSauté for few seconds.
  7. 7

    Add the boiled half crushed & half whole black bengal gram and mix well.
  8. 8

    Add the readied yogurt mixturAdd more water, if the gravy is too thick.
  9. 9

    Simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. 10

    Serve the hot, yummy and delicious Jaisalmeri Kala Chana Kadhi with rice or chapati.

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