Methi Channa

1 cup Black Channa
1 cup fresh Methi leaves
1 onion chopped
1 small tomato chopped
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp green chilli chopped
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1” cinnamon stick
2 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1 bay leaf
salt to taste


  1. Soak black channa in 3 cups water overnight.
  2. Wash black channa and boil it in a cooker along with salt, cinnamon sticks cardamoms and bay leaf till done and strain.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, add garlic, ginger, green chillies and onions.
  4. Cook onions till they are translucent.
  5. Add turmeric, red chilli and coriander powder. Cook for one minute.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
  7. Add the methi leaves and cook for 5 minutes on medium high heat.
  8. Add the cooked Black Channa.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Add milk till a thick gravy consistence. Boil and simmer for 5 mins.
  11. Serve hot with Bathuras.

Instant Bhatura

1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp ajwain
salt to taste
Club Soda


  1. Mix flour,coriander leaves,ajwain and salt.
  2. Knead into a soft dough with Club Soda.
  3. Roll into large lemon sized balls.
  4. Roll out each ball into an oval shape using a few drops of oil on each side to prevent from sticking.
  5. Deep fry & see it swell up into bhaturas!


Mansi Desai said...

Hi medhaa, welcome to the foodie blogosphere! hope to see your entry in WBB event on my blog soon:)

this methi chana sounds great! nice twist to the regular chana recipe:)

Medhaa said...

Hi Mansi,
Thank you so much. I will surely contribute to the WBB event.

Ambitious said...

Yaar pooriyan gol bel bhi nahin sakti aur chali post karne? What a shame! Is liye achcha khana to bhol hin jao.... what a shame!

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Nik Patel said...

This is absolutely devine recipe. we tried it today and loved it. brilliant idea and combination of black chana with methi leaves. I would delete the comment from last person - Ambitious. He has no idea that bhature are not puri..

Nik Patel said...

Absolutely devine recipe. Loved the combo of methi with black chana.

Also, I would delete last comment from Ambitious.. He/she has no idea of differences of bhature and puries..

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