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Friday, July 22, 2011

Channa Chadchadi

Cooking Time Required: 10 mins
Cost of preparation: 20-25 rupees

Ingredients: Bengal gram ( 1 cup ), onion (1 no., small), green chilli ( 1 no.),
coriander powder ( 1/5 tsp), roasted cumin-chilli powder (1/4 tsp), cumin seeds ( 2 pinch ), mustard seeds ( 2 pinch ), fennel seeds ( 2 pinch ), fenugreek seeds ( 1 pinch ), 1 tsp oil, salt to taste, chopped coriander leaves ( 1 tsp ) .

Preparation: Chop the onion and green chilli into small pieces.

Soak the Bengal gram overnight. Wash and cook for 2-3 whistles. Drain the excess water and keep aside.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a pan. Add the seeds ( mustard, cumin, fennel & fenugreek ) followed by the onion pieces and fry till translucent. Add the green chilli and boiled bengal gram along with salt.

Stir fry for 5 mins. Add the coriander powder, oasted cumin-chilli powder and chopped coriander leaves. Remove from fire.

Serve with mudhi/muri/bhel as a snack or with rice and dalma as part of a meal.

Note: Channa chadchadi with white rice and
href="http://authenticoriyafood-oriyarasoi.blogspot.com/2010/07/cooking-time-required-10-mins-cost-of.html">Dahi Aloo
is a quick-fix lunch option and can be prepared in less than 15 mins ( if one boils the channa and potato the previous night ).

To reduce the calories, one can also substitute the yogurt in Dahi Aloo with


  1. Delicious looking chachadi. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Mouthwatering recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

  3. i love it as it is...really yummy..:)


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