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jaisalmeri chana

Jaiselmeri chane

09 Jun 2018 1455 Views

Jaisalmeri chane is a speciality of Rajasthan, a chana cooked in yoghurt curry. Bengal gram is rich source of sodium , iron, and selenium in addition to small doses of manganese, copper and zinc. A handful of Bengal gram is a very good source of fibre and folic acid. It is the richest source of proteins among the legumes and hence it fuels the body. Methionine present in Bengal gram is required for the proper functioning of the cells. Bengal gram also absorbs more glucose from the body hence very benficial to the diabetic patient. It also aids faecal bulking and helps relieve constipation. It is also contains iron rich proteins and folate which helps in increasing the haemoglobin count.


  • In 5 cup of water soak bengal gram overnight.
  • Next day drain the Bengal gram and put 6 cups of water and cook it in pressure cooker until done
  • Mash the chana slightly.
  • In a vessel heat up ghee and oil
  • Put cumin seeds in oil and when they crackle mix in the whole garam masala.
  • Now mix in hing and chopped green chillies and saute for 3 min.
  • Now add yogurt, gram flour and dry spices . Add 1 cup water to it.and mix it.
  • Keep stirring the mixture till it boils. Add salt to it.
  • Now add the Bengal gram along with the water it was cooked in and mix well
  • Cover and cook in slow flame for 7-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with cut coriander leaves and onion rings


Green chillies chopped-3 - 4

Garam masala powder-1 tsp

Oil-1 Tbsp

Cinnamon-2 inch

Bengal gram, (kale chane)-1 cup


Yogurt-1 ½ cup

Coriander powder-2 tsp

Chaat masala-2 tsp

Hing-¼ tsp

Turmeric powder-1 tsp

Red chilli powder-1 tsp

Jeera seeds-1 tsp


Bengal gram flour (besan)-4 tsp

Black cardamoms-2

Coriander leaves chopped-1 cup

Pure ghee -1 tbsp

salt to taste

Nutritive Value

Serving size:1 katori

Energy :338kcal




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