Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Black chick peas curry/ Senagalu Pulusu and Kattu Rasam

Black chick peas/ Kala Channa adds nutrition like fiber and proteins to our diet. I usually make puli kozhumbu/ Kara kozhumbu with kala channa. This is one of MIL's recipe, Senagalu pulusu thats what they call it... The gravy looked colorful and tasted heavenly. She also taught me how to use the boiled channa water to make rasam known as Kattu rasam. The taste of rasam was different but very tasty. It is very nutritious meal from start to finish....

Senagalu pulusu/ Kala Channa curry


1 big onion
2 tomatoes
1 cup kala channa
4 pods of garlic
5 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Lemon sized tamarind (squeeze and take extract)
salt to taste


8- 10 redchillies (adjust to taste)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp raw rice
3 tbsp grated coconut


Soak channa overnight. In a pressure cooker, add excess amount of water to cook channa. Cover and cook for 1 whistle. Remove from heat and let it cool down. Use strainer to separate water from the channa. Keep them separately.

Grind the mentioned ingredients to a fine paste.

In a pan, add chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, ground paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and half of the channa water. Cover and cook for 10 mts or until the raw smell of masala vanishes. Add boiled chaana to the gravy. Let it cook for 5 mts. Adjust salt. Finally add tamarind water according to ur taste. Let it boil for another 1o mts. Remove from heat. Season it with oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves.

Senagalu pulusu is ready....

Kattu rasam:

Use Remaining channa water to make rasam( don't add water)... Check out Rasam recipe!!!!



i adore kala chana but never made them in gravy before, looks yuumy


nice colour...


thanks sailaja and parita:)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Looks delicious. Kala channa is indeed nutritious and a definite pleaser with this yummy gravy. Kattu rasam is new to me. Nice combination.


Looking really yum..


I love black channa and this gravy sounds delicious - never knew that a rasam could emerge from the channa water - neat :)


Yummy n delicious Channa masala! I love kala channa a lot!


The black channa masala is so yummy...kattu rasam sounds very interesting...very healthy rasam :)


kadala curry is always a great combo for hot rice:) looks yum


Looking so good and color is really tempting


Kala channa is our family anything with it...looks perfect dear..

Purva Desai

Thanks for dropping have a delicious blog too....
I make black chana in similar way, but adding raw rice is new for me....will try ur version....thanks for sharing

Kitchen Flavours

Oh wow......awesome recipe...looks yum....


Looks delicious. Yummy.....


thanks a2z, lavanya, pooja and ann..


thanks pratiba,valarmathi, kitchen flavours,pavithra

Purva desai: do try it ..lemme know the feed back!!!

Nithya Praveen

Looks wonderful...nice click Ashwini.Kattu Rasam is new to me...Kaala channa is definetly nutrious and taste very good.

Poornima Nair

Lovely recipes...looks delicious.


Senagala pulusu is quite common at my household, and is one of my favs! Kattu Rasam is new to me! Both look fabulous!


Thx for visiting my blog..You too have a lovely blog..Love the curry and rasam..


Thanx for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. By the way, that was not a curry, but it was soup.
U have a nice blog here.


Thanx for visiting my blog Ashwini,nice blog,hope i can try some Tamil recipes from here..I lov kaala channa curry,i like it with Puttu...


First time here!!
Thanks for dropping!!Senagala pulusu looks easy and anytime delight!!


Thanks Nithya praveen, poornima, srilakshmi, priya meena


Thanks smitha, chaitra and vrinda.. its a pleasure to know ur blogs.. thank for dropping by mine..

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