Thursday, May 22, 2014


I had tried making achari tikkas before but never made any curry using the pickle spices. Just came across this chickpeas curry in Foodelicious and I tried it out with some minor changes in the spices as hubby dear does not like very spicy food. The spice level can be adjusted as per your preference.
Here goes the recipe..

Chickpeas / chana ..... 2 cups ( boiled)
Onions ......... 2 medium sized
Tomato puree .... 2 tbsps
Potatoes .... 1  ( you can also use baby potatoes)
Coriander leaves ... handful
Green chillies ... 3-4  ( you can use more if you like )
Ginger ....... 1 inch piece (grated)
Garlic ......... 1 tsp ( crushed)
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ..... 1/4 tsp
Salt ... to taste
Mango powder 1/2 tsp or yogurt if you like to make it tangy.
Oil ...  6-7 tbsps

For the pickle spices:
Fennel seeds / saunf ... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ............ 1 tsp
Onion seeds ............. 1 tsp
Methi dana / fenugreek seeds .. 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds / rai ............... 3/4 tsp

1. Soak the chickpeas overnight or for 5-6 hours. Boil them in a pressure cooker with a little salt. Drain and set aside.

2. Lightly dry roast the pickle spices.

3. Grind them coarsely.

4. Grind the onion, ginger and garlic in a mixie.

5. Heat oil in a pan and add the slit green chillies.

6. Saute and add the onion paste. Stir fry for a minute or two.

7. Now add the coriander, turmeric and red chilli powder.

8. Tip in the boiled chana, pickle spice powder and tomato puree. Add the salt to taste.

9. Add one cup water to cook. Add the boiled potato cubes and coriander leaves. Simmer until all the spices are incorporated into the chickpeas.

Serve with rotis / naans / puris / bhaturas

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  1. Yumm yumm.. Mouthwatering achari chanas.. Loved it..

  2. This is the kind of dish I really can eat every single day! Yum!

  3. Achari chana looks delicious.

  4. This is one dish which I love to the core

  5. Super tempting chana. Would love to have it with hot phulkas.

  6. My mouth is just watering here, such a fingerlicking achari channa;

  7. This looks really delicious and tasty shobha, please san you send it to my event lets cook with pulses at simplyfood.

  8. Interesting masala.. I also like this flavour

  9. loved this version,looks too good..bookmarked !!!!

  10. Wow ! Looks delicious.. going to try this today

  11. Looks delicious... going to try today :)

  12. सादगी से भरी हुई आपकी हर डिश की तस्वीर है ,
    तरीका और भी खूबसूरती से बयां किया हुआ है ,

  13. when do you put in the chickpeas in the fried masala? maybe that's step 8.5 :p after outting the achari masala and tomatoes of before?

    1. Thanks for pointing out.. It is shown in the pic.8 .. but forgot to mention the chana there. I have edited it now.


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