Here is the simple and quick recipe for black gram curry which is full of protein and tastes best with pooris.pooris are the ideal combo for this but we can have it with chapati or parotta too.In my house we use to cook this for the Ramnavmi with pooris and sooji halwa as prasad but at that time I avoid the use of onion in the recipe.
This recipe is a hit in my house as our weekend brunch with pooris too sometimes.
Black Channa - 1 cup (soaked for 5-6 hours /overnight)
Cloves - 1-2
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
cumin seeds -1 tbsp
Garam masla powder/Channa masala powder -1 tbsp
Onion - 1 medium sized in to paste
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Tomato puree - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 tbsp
Lemon - 1/2 small size or dry mango powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
coriender leaves for garnishing
1-Boil channa with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt keep aside.
2-In a kadai, add oil and temper cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins...now add onion, tomato, curry leaves and fry well till onions turn light brown.
3-Add boiled channa, chilli powder, channa masala/garam masala powder and mix well.
4-Add water as needed to form the desired gravy.
5- Add dry mango powder or lemon juice before serving.
6- Garnish it with coriender leaves.