Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hara Chana aur Aloo ki Sabji recipe (हरा चना और अलु की सब्जी)

2/08/2014 04:12:00 PM
Hara Chana aur Aloo ki Sabji (हरा चना और अलु की सब्जी)
by , Published: February 08, 2014

It's winter and Green chana which we call as Ginjara (जींजरा) in Gujarati is making rounds in vegetable market. People eat them during festivales of Sankranti (Utarayan) or Holi and are tastier than normal quality of chana.

My family members are very fond of eating green chana as a evening snack by adding chat masala, salt, boiled potatoes etc into it. This recipe of a Hara Chana aur Aloo ki Sabji is traditional authentic recipe which peopele cook in Gujarati Kitchens.

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Yield: Serves 4

1 1/2 cup green chickpeas (हरा चना / जींजरा)
2 medium potatoes (आलु)
1 cup curd (दही)
cinnamon and cloves, as required (दालचीनी/लवंग)
2 tbsp gram flour (बेसन)
1 tbsp red chilli powder (लाल मीर्च पावडर)
1 tbsp cumin powder (जीरा पावडर)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (हल्दी)
2 tbsp oil (तेल)
salt , to taste (नमक)
fresh coriander / tomatoes for garnishing (धनीया और टमाटर)

Method :
1. Boil Green chick peas (Hara chana) and Potatoes. Chop potatoes in square pieces.
2. In a pan heat oil. Add hara chana and potato in it and saute for a while. Add curd and besan (Gram flour) in it. After a minute add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder to it.
3. Mix well all ingredients and let it cook for a while.
4. Once everything mixes together properly and raw smell of masalas go off add fresh coriander and tomatoes.
5. Serve hot with chapatis.


  1. It's a shame - because this recipe doesn't have "paneer", "butter" or "tikka" in the title, it's not going to get the attention it deserves. I'm excited to try it.

  2. Hehe... Sarcastic comment. But very true Harry. Indian food is known to have Paneer name in Curry. But if at all you are giving it a try, do let us know how was your experience.

  3. Shouldn't there be cloves in this recipe?

    1. No, in authentic Gujarati version, they keep it very simple. But yes you can add cloves and cinnamon to enhance its taste little more.


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