Thursday, February 28, 2008

Black Channa Theeyal

I first tasted this dish at our very close Family friend L aunty's house. It was awesome & i instantly loved it. Got the recipe from aunty & made it quite a few times already.


Black Channa - 1 cups
Jeera - 1 tsp
Corriander seeds - 2 tsp
Methi seeds- 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1
Curry leaves - few
R.Chillies - 5
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - one small lime size (soak in water)
Salt - to taste


1. Soak Channa & pressure cook next morning.

2. Fry in little oil - Jeera, Corriander seeds, methi, chopped onion, curry leaves,R.chillies. Keep aside.

3. Then fry the coconut till it gets a nice brown colour.

4. Grind all the fried ingredients to a fine paste.

5. Now in a pan add oil & once hot add the mustard seeds. When it splutters at the ground masala & fry well for 5 minutes.

6. Then add tamarind extract & salt & bring the gravy to a good boil. Finally add channa & bring to a good boil & check on the gravy consistency.

Serve hot......... goes well with rice & rotis!


Laavanya said...

My favorite indeed! Looks great Seema... :)

Finla said...

Yumm it looks so delicious.

Asha said...

I absolutely love the taste of Theeyal and you have used black channa too. I am drooling!:)

Dhivya said...

Looks awesome seema...where did u get the black channa..want to try once..never made and tasted anything with black channa...recipe looks easy and yummy too

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Oh nice to eat with plain hot rice na!!!

Looks tasty :)

Seema said...

Laavanya - Thank you.. you know L aunty dont u :-)

Happy Cook - Thanks!

Asha- Thank u.. Theeyal gravy tastes so yum!

Dhivya- Thanks! Black channa is available in my local Indian store. You can use it for this / Sundal / Kadala Fry (Pravs Blog)

Vanamala - Yes, perfect with hot rice!

Uma said...

looks lovely, Seema! congrats on the award.

Red Chillies said...

Nice one Seema. This is a nice twist to the chana ghashi that we make. This will be a good change as well.

Richa said...

any curry with kala chana is a fav with me :)
looks very good.

EC said...

All i need now is a few hot pulkhas...feeling really hungry looking at the theeyal

KonkaniBlogger said...

Yuumy Seema..I like anything with black channa..

DEEPA said...

Seema this should be great with chapati ...Awesome one seema ...

Sagari said...

deleciousss curry seema I love puri with this curry a lot

Pravs said...

I have not made theeyal with black channa yet..have to try this.Looks yum.

Meera said...

Theeyal looks great! Also, thanks for remembering me for the E award. I have proudly displayed it on the sidebar. Thanks so much!:-)

Unknown said...

This looks so nice.... u have a nice blog here...