The word "khana" in Indian Khana Made Easy means food. So come on, let's explore and cook some easy Indian food together including gluten-free and vegan dishes.


May 11, 2012

Chunky Chana and Potato Dip

Oh thank heavens for Lentil goodness!
- 2 cups of Whole Chana (Black or Green Chana), soaked in water overnight
- 7.75 oz of Salsa (Spice level - Medium)
- 1 medium Potato
- 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tbsp Dhanjeera powder 
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tbsp or as needed of Salt
- ½ cup of Cilantro/Coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Peel and cut the potato into cubes. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add dhanjeera & chili powder and ginger-garlic paste. Then stir for 2 minutes. Next add salsa, the whole chana (soaked and drained) and potato pieces. Mix well and then add ½ cup of water and cook under pressure for 10 minutes. Slightly crush the chana and potatoes to make some gravy before the mixture cools down; add little bit of water if necessary. Then transfer the mixture into a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander. Voila! It's ready to be served. 

***Quick Tips: 
- We like eating it with toasted naan/pita or multi-grain chips.  It's also great as a side with jeera rice, brown rice, or even quinoa.
- If you like this recipe, you may also like Chole curry made with chickpeas.  
- Dollop of sour cream optional!

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