Senagala Masala

3 Apr



Black chick peas/ Kala chana/ desavali senagalu 1 cup
Whole red chillies 3-5
Corriander seeds 1tsp
Cinnamon 1/2 inch piece
Cloves 2-3
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds 1tsp
Urad dal 1tsp
Oil 1tbsp

Finely chopped onions 2-4tbsps
lemon juice 1tsp

Method of preparation:

Boil kala chana in 2-3cups of water in pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
Grind red chillies, corriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves and salt into somewhat coarse paste adding little water.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal(black gram split), boiled kala chana, ground masala paste and 5-8tbsps of water. Toss until all the water evaporates.
Garnish with finely chopped onions. Squeeze little lime juice if you prefer.

Notes: This is basically eaten as evening snack but then you can mix with boiled white rice.

3 Responses to “Senagala Masala”

  1. Tezu April 3, 2007 at 1:37 pm #

    hu hooooooooo…… im gonna get tht n prepare immediately…. TNX raji….

  2. rajanipriya June 14, 2008 at 3:20 am #

    thanks for showing nice snacks

  3. lubnaazfar May 3, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    from years i made kala chana only with one recipe but i got two from you ,both are very delicious.thanks.

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