Jaisalmeri Chane

Jaisalmeri Chane

Jaisalmeri Chane  is a black chickpeas curry in curd based gravy. This is a traditional dish from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It  is also referred as Kala Chana Kadhi. It i simple, delicious and very easy to prepare. The flavors of this gravy is mildly enhanced by the use of some fragrant spices.

Jaisalmeri chane


Kala chana is very nutritious. It is rich in protein and fiber content. To make Jaisalmeri Chane, one needs to soak the dried, black chick peas for around 6 hours or overnight. Once that is taken care of nothing else takes time.


Jaisalmeri chane

Serve this super healthy Jaisalmeri Chane with Rice or Roti. I made this curry without onion and garlic. You can add if you wish to.

Jaisalmeri Chane


Dried Kala Chana – 1 cup

Ghee – 1 tbsp


Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin and coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Chili powder – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Curd / yogurt – 1 1/2 cup

Besan – 3 tbsp

Cilantro for garnishing

Video Recipe of Making Jaisalmeri Chane


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1. Wash Kala chana and soak them in hot water for 6 hours or overnight.

2. Drain the water and pressure cook it along with 4 cups of water. Take 4 to 5 whistles or until they are cooked. Drain the chana and keep it aside. Preserve the water.

3. Take a mixing bowl. Add curd, besan, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin and coriander powder and garam masala. Mix them well. Add salt and prepare lump free batter.

4. In a pan, heat ghee. Add cumin seeds and hing. Let cumin seeds crackle.

5. Add prepared curd mixture and preserved water (2 Cups). Let it boil for 5 minutes.

6. Add boiled chana. Stir well. Cook it for 5 to 7 minutes on medium to high heat or until it thickens little bit.

7. Jaisalmeri Chane is ready. Garnish it with cilantro. Serve this with Phulka roti or steamed rice. Enjoy.

Jaisalmeri Chane

Note : Take sour curd (Not too much sour). If your curd is not sour, you may add lemon juice at the end.


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  1. Shubha
    Shubha 31 August, 2017, 19:02

    Awesome chana recipe…BTW totally in love with the gorgeous utensils..very nice

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  2. Kirti
    Kirti 8 November, 2017, 09:48

    Tried this jailasmeri black Chana recipe tdy for dinner and it turned out delicious. Thank u Dhwani for such a easy n yummy recipe wil surely try your recipes.

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