Chana Batata

  • on June 8, 2022
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Chana bateta is typically famous in Bohri households. The best bowl to grab was in the small lanes of Bhendi Bazaar on the pull-carts just outside the main mosque; which is now undergoing some major re-development changes.

Life’s best pleasures were had in those dainty shacks enjoying the best of street food with a group of life-long friends.

Chana Batata

Sukaina Nasser Mamado
The best bowl to grab was in the small lanes of Bhendi Bazaar on the pull-carts just outside the main mosque; which is now undergoing some major re-development changes.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Vegetable Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups 2 cups whole gram or a large tin of chickpeas
  • 1/2 Kilogram(kg) potatoes
  • 1 raw mango(optional)
  • 1/4 packet of tamarind(soaked in hot water)
  • Salt to taste

Masala:

  • 2 Tablespoon(tbsp) oil
  • 1/2 mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon(tsp) turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon(tbsp) whole dry red chilli 
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 curry leaves(limbdo)
  • 1 teaspoon(tsp) red chilli powder to taste
  • 1 teaspoon(tsp) tin peeled tomatoes,chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon(tbsp) tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoons(tsp) gram flour
  • 1 Tablespoon(tbsp) sugar lemon juice to taste

Instructions
 

  • Soak gram in salted water overnight
  • Next day cook for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker until the gram is tender
  • Boil potatoes, peel and cut into small pieces

Masala:

  • Heat the oil. Fry the whole red chilli, mustard seeds and curry leaves until seeds start to pop
  • Add the peeled tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, turmeric, sugar and chilli powder. Stir well and cook until well blended
  • To thicken the gravy, dissolve the gram flour in cold water and add to the above mixture. Stir until it has mixed well with all the spices
  • Add boiled gram (or chick peas), tamarind water and potatoes and cook for a few minutes
  • Add hot water depending on the thickness of the gravy required
  • If raw mango is available, cut and add to the above and cook for a few minutes
  • Otherwise add lemon juice and remove from heat
  • Serve with tamarind chutney, chevdo, potato or cassava crisps
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