Green chana paratha

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                                Ready to serve Green chana paratha with amul butter & mango pickle

Makes 5-6

Time taken : 30 minutes

Now fresh chana is available in the market.  I had enjoyed it in my young days at Bangalore but i was surprised to see it in a cart for sale  here in Manipal and was taken aback, since for the past 25 years i had hardly seen it any where here.  I bought a few bunches and relished it pealing them  recollecting my good old days at Bangalore.  It is called “Kadle gida” in kannada.    I then prepared stufffed paratha with the fresh green chana.  It was so yummy as it was fresh.

What you need to have: 

1. Fresh pealed chana – 1 cup

2. Chopped onion – 1/2 cup

3. Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

5. Dhania-jeera powder – 1/2 teaspoon

6. Garam masala powder – 1/4 teaspoon(home made)

7. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon

8. Chopped cilntro – 1 tablespoon(to garnish)

9. Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon

10. Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon

11. Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon


                                                             Fresh green chana bunch(Kadle gida)

What you do with what you have:

1. Just pluck of all the grains and again peal them and the green chana  is as shown in the image-2 below 


                                                                               Fresh green chana KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                       Pealed chana with other ingredients

2. Place a skillet with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in it on low/medium flame.  When heated add chopped onions and salt to it and fry till transparent.  When done add ginger-garlic paste and stir well till fried.  Later on add all powders in a row and give a strong stir.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Chopped onions being friedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                             All powders being added in a row to the fried onions

3. Just crush fresh chana in the mixer and add it to the fried onions and just give a strong stir , add lemon juice, chopped cilantro to make it a homogeneous mix and switch of the flame.  Allow it to cool and make round balls.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                              Grind chana being added to fried onion mixKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                          Stuffing being shaped into round balls

Ingredients of outer dough:

1. Wheat atta – 1 cup

2. Salt – as per taste

3. Cooking oil – 1 teaspoon


                                                                     Ingredients of the outer dough

4. In a wide bowl pour atta, salt, oil and mix well .  Add water to it in steps to make a soft and paliable dough by kneading.  Let it remain aside for about 15 minutes.  Pinch out a lemon size ball from it and roll into a 4″ disc and place the round stuffing ball from step-3 on it and fold the edges and arrange it on a plate.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                               Paratha dough, pinched out ball, rolled roti on which stuffing is placed 

5. Close the edges of the paratha and dust the same and roll it with the roller to required thickness.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                             Edges being closed and the ready to roast rolled roti

6. Place a paratha tawa on medium flame add splash a little oil on it.  When heated place the rolled paratha on it and fry till done.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                            Rolled paratha being roasted

7. Just flip and fry on the other side too once you see brown dots on it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                               paratha being flipped and roasted on the reverse

8. Transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy with amul butter and pickle or even with curds.  yummmmmmmmmm!!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                Green chana paratha with mango pickle & amul butter

Makes 5-6

Time taken : 30 minutes

1. Make a paliable dough to roll the paratha without breaking open the stuffed ingredients.

2. Do not add water while grinding chana as the stuffing has to be soft.

3. Roll it to a medium thick roti for better texture and taste as well.


3 thoughts on “Green chana paratha

    Conda Risner said:
    January 4, 2014 at 11:48 pm

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    prathibalrao posted: ”                                                                                                                     Ready to serve Green chana paratha with amul butter & mango pickleMakes 5-6Time taken : 30 minutesNow fresh chana is available in the “

    vanamala said:
    January 7, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    i made shundal on this today..nice idea to make parathas…

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Hi Vanamala, We prefer stuffed paratha and those green chana being fresh parathas turned out great!!!

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