Thursday, January 18, 2007

Black channa theeyal

This is my entry for Pooja of My creative ideas's Vegetable of the Week - Dried beans.


Black channa - 1 cup (pre soaked and cooked)
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Shallots - 5 -6
Garlic - 3-4 pods
Pepper corns - 1tbsp
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Dania powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Curry leaves - 3-5 leaves.
Tamarind - lemon sized ball.

For tadka

Mustard seeds, urad dal, vendhayam/fenugreek,curry leaves.


Soak black channa overnight and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice.Keep it aside.In a pan,on medium low flame ,heat 2tbsp of oil and fry jeera.Now add coconut and fry till they are almost golden.Now add shallots, garlic,curry leaves,pepper,chilly powder,dania powder and tumeric powder one at a time and keep frying till the aroma comes.(frying this well is the key part).After this cools down , grind it into a smooth paste.Now in another pan, heat oil and do the tadka.Add he grinded paste,tamarind extract and salt.Let it boil well(on med-high) till the raw smell goes and the liquid is getting thicker.Now add Channa and cover n' cook for few more min.s.Finally open and cook for some more min.s and serve it hot with rice.

Tips : You can prepare and store this fried coconut mixture for days.Coconut won't get spoiled once it's fried well.


Anonymous said...

Hello M,
Very nice blog with lots of wonderful recipes. I want to know what is vendhayam?

Maheswari said...

Thanks A, it's fenugreek seeds.

USHA said...
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USHA said...

Hi Maheswari,

Good entry for pooja's event...I liked your strawberry shake too...

In between i tried your version of banana smoothie with apple fruit today came out very well....thanks

Maheswari said...

That was fast Usha..Just finished publishing the post.Thanks.Glad you liked the smoothie..its very easy and tasty isnt' it?.I had commented on your blog..did u happen to see it..?

Coffee said...

This used to be one of my favourite dishes during college days.... I used to gobble it up from friends tiffin!!! Thanks for this recipe. :)

Chandrika said...

Hi Maheswari,

I found your blog thro Asha and am very glad I did so..Will keep visiting often...And your AFAM event is a very good one...Hope to send across my entry tomm...

Menu Today said...

Hi Maheshwari,
Theeyal looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

OOOOOOHHHH!!!I love black chana and I love Theeyal as you know!!Thank you my dear girl,make that three times!Love it!Hugs and kisses!!:))

Sia's corner said...

hi maheshwari,
thanx for dropping a comment in my blog. i got lost among ur other blogs:) i am glad that at last i'm able to find my way;) ur AFAM event quite interesting. i came to kw abt it late.. may be i will send u the post for ur upcoming events:)

Ultimate Foodie said...

Hi Maheswari! Thanks for visiting the blog and for your nice comment...I just love theeyal. Will soon give this version a try and let you know how it turned out :)

Manjula said...

Just yesterday my friend was mentioning that she makes some curry with chana daal and masala. Now I have a published recipe with picture to look up to. Thanks

Lakshmik said...

Yum, yum, yum. Thanks for the recipe.

Sanjana said...

Thanks for a tasty dinner .....we all loved this simple yet tasty curry.