Friday, December 3, 2010

Sukha kala chana

This recipe is also called as Ghugni / Chana subzi/ Guggillu in telugu. Though prepared with slight variation with potato, without potato, with gravy, without gravy etc, It is enjoyed by all through out India. This is traditionally served on a special day during Hindu festivals of india. Goes well with puris or roti. My mom makes the best. This recipe used to be one of our after school snack. Moms knows the best and they gave us healthy food as snack. Are we giving healthy snacks for our kids?? here is the recipe, try it...

Sukha Kala chana
Black chana - 1 cup soaked, cooked
Asafoetida - a pinch
Ajwain - 1/4 ts
Garlic - 1 tsp minced
Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Coriander pwd - 1tsp
Chilli pwd - 1/4 tsp adjust accordingly
Amchoor pwd - 1/2 tsp
Fresh coconut - 2 tbsp shredded
oil - 2 tbsp

Heat Oil in a pan , add asafoetida, ajwain, minced garlic, chopped ginger, chopped onions, green chillies and fry. Add Daniya, chilli pwd, salt, amchoor pwd and mix well making sure the spices don't burn. Add the cooked chana and mix it thoroughly, finally before you take it off add the shredded coconut and mix well.

Serving the kids: This is the best snack to give the kids, full of nutrition and fibre. Just reduce or totally take off green chillies and chilli pwd to reduce the heat, and make the recipe as usual. Aijwan aids in digestion. Everyone know the benefits of garlic and ginger.

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