Himachali Dham Special Chana Madra

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Himachali Dham Special Chana Madra


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 3
  • 2 cups Kabuli Chana (soaked overnight and boiled)

  • 3 tbsp mustard oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

  • 3 cloves

  • 4 whole black peppercorns

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala powder

  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder coarsely grind

  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder(adjust as per your taste)

  • 2 green chillies slit

  • 2 cups curd beaten until smooth

  • 1 tbsp rice flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt as per your taste

  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter

  • 1 black cardamom

  • 2 green cardamom

  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder

  • 1 pinch of cinnamon powder


  • coarsely grind together black cardamom, black peppercorns, green cardamom and cloves. keep aside.
  • mix rice flour with little water and keep it aside
  • heat mustard oil and add asafoetida, cumin seeds.
  • Add all the ground spices kept aside and let them splutter.
  • Take curd in a bowl and add turmeric powder, red chillipowder, coriander powder and garam masala powder in it and mix nicely.
  • Keeping the heat low, Add this curd mixture to the pan and cook it by stirring continuously until curd is mixed well with the spices.
  • Now increase the heat to medium and continue stirring till curd starts to boil.
  • Stirring is important to avoid the curd from breaking up and curdle.
  • Now add kabuli chana and mix well .
  • Add salt, cinnamon powder, green chillies and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now add rice flour mix to the gravy and continue stirring it.
  • Add the clarified butter and cook the chana for 5 to 6 minutes until it is cooked and reaches the consistency.
  • Do keep in mind that gravy thickens as it cools down
  • Serve this traditional Himachali Chana Madra with steamed rice and salad.