Oct 17, 2012

Aloo Chana Curry / Potatoes & Chickpeas Cooked in a Spicy Sauce

Channa & Potatoes are such a lovely combination to cook with. They make awesome curries when cooked, because they both have the tendency to absorb the flavours which you add in. I already have a dry version of aloo channa in my blog, this is a gravy version of it which I make very often at home. You can serve this with roti, parotas or rice. Hope you will enjoy it.


Potato - 2 large peeled and chopped
Chickpeas / Kabuli Channa - 2 cup cooked / 1 can
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi -1  tsp
Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves - a handful
Salt to taste
Sugar - to taste


Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in cumin and let it sizzle for  a min.

Add in onions and saute till they turn golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Now add in tomatoes and cook till oil separates.

Add in chilli, turmeric, coriander, garam masala powder and mix well.

Add in salt and sugar to taste,

Now add in channa, potatoes and toss well.

Pour some water and pressure cook it for 3 whistle and simmer the flame for 10 mins. Now switch off the flame and let the pressure go all by itself.

Open the pressure cooker and garnish with coriander leave.

Serve with roti or parotas.

Take all your ingredients
Heat oil in a pressure cooker
add cumin seeds to it
add in finely chopped onions
ginger garlic paste
and saute well
now add in the crushed tomatoes
and cook till oil separates
add in the spice powders
and mix well
now add in salt and sugar
green chillies
soaked channa
and mix well
Pour some water
and mix well
add some curry leaves in
cover and pressure cook
till done
throw in lots of coriander leaves
and mix well


  1. Excellent and delicious curry for rotis.

  2. delicious and yummy recipe arthi :) love the color

  3. this channa aloo curry looks so delicious.... would br glad if you drop your visit and comment on my space..


  4. VERY NICE..... THANK U,,,

  5. Did you pre-soak the chana or just washed and added? Will try on weekend. thank you.

  6. @AnonymousThis is how i freeze channa dal. I soaked it overnight, Cooked it and freezed it. So i used that channa to make this. If you are making this with presoaked channa, you might need to cook for a little longer.

  7. I made this for supper yesterday. I thought I was substantial enough, with the channa and potatoes, so I skipped the rice, and we just ate it with a little bit of bread. It tasted great! My husband liked it so much that he even took some of the leftover curry to work in his lunchbox :) Just like you, I'm a big fan of potatoes, so I'll definitely try the dry version of this curry.

  8. Great Recipe ! I tried this today and sure my family will enjoy. I am going to try many more recipes from your website I am sure they are all good. Thanks.

  9. yesterday i prepared this curry. taste was awesome. thanks aarthi mam.

  10. could u plz tell me dat is boiled channa r used in dis recepie??

  11. Simply awesome and delicious looking Wonderfully prepared.

  12. Simply awesome and delicious looking Wonderfully prepared.
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  13. I'm in the middle of making this for my best friend and her husband as they have just become parents for the second time. It smells delicious...I doubled the recipe so that I can test it for lunch before I give it to them! Thank you for the recipe. I think it's going to be a real success. Lucy


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