Hi my friends, today am posting Black channa gravy... Black channa is very nutrious and tasty... I will use this gravy for roti and rice too...

Boiled Channa with salt - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Musturd seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 chopped
Curry leaves - 1 stick
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Curry masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - to garnish

To Grind
Oil- 1 tsp
Shallots - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 10 pods
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1 chopped
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp (I used roast and ground poppy seeds)


  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add shallots, ginger, garlic, 1 tsp of fennel seeds and 1 tsp of poppy seeds fry for sometimes.
  • Now add chopped Tomato fry well and add 1 Tbsp of Black channa to it and switch off the flame.

  • Cool down the mixture and grind it well.

  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, musturd and urad dal wait it for splutter.
  • Now add chopped onion and fry well.

  • Now add black channa and fry for few minutes.

  • Now add all spice powders with salt and mix well and fry till aroma comes.

  • Now add the ground paste, curry leaves and mix well and now add the channa boiled water or normal water.

  • Cook it for sometimes till oil separates from gravy.

  • Now sprinkle coriander leaves to it.

  • Now serve hot with rice or roti...

Yummy channa gravy is ready!!!

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  1. Delicious one . one of my breakfast curry

  2. You have lovely collections, following you...

  3. Lovely blog....thanks for dropping in my space....and following...happy to follow you...

  4. Hi viji loved the step by step pictures and very delicious and healthy curry :)
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  5. lovely color and looks delicious :)

  6. very unique preparation,sounds very delicious...if interested u can link it to HITS event-lentils&legumes happening @ Nalini's Kitchen.

  7. gravy looks very very delicious. I like the idea of adding few chana in grinder for thickness. very different that other bloggers

  8. Delicious the use of pearl onions in the gravy..they enhance the taste a lot

  9. thank u all my friends for your kind comments...

  10. mouthwatering and tempting gravy. very neat presentation..

  11. Kuzhambu looks super delicious!

  12. hey, thanks for visiting my blog, you have a nice blog too :). This channa curry looks super, and healthy! :)

  13. Can I use big onion instead of shallots.


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