Ingredients:
white kabuli channa (chickpeas) – 1/2 cup
violet brinjals – 1/4 kg
large onions – 2
garlic – 6 flakes
tomato paste – 1/2 cup
sambar powder – 1 1/2 cup
salt – as required
oil – 1 1/2 tblsp
chopped mint and coriander leaves – 1 1/2 tblsp

Method:
1. Soak channa over night. Pressure cook till it becomes soft.
2. Slice brinjals and onions lengthwise.
3. Peel and drop garlic into small pieces.
4. Heat oil in a frying pan and stir fry garlic followed by onions.
5. When it turns golden, add sliced brinjals.
6. Fry in medium flame, till brinjal becomes soft.
7. Add tomato puree, boiled channa, (strain water and put channa alone) salt and sambar powder.
8. Cook till dry and then add mint and coriander leaves.
9. Mix well and serve as a dry curry with rice or chappathi.

Variations:
1. Boiled potatoes can be added too. Cut them lengthwise.
2. Garam masala powder or masala spices can also be added.

Feel free to comment or share your thoughts on this recipe of Channa Baingan from Awesome Cuisine.

2 thoughts on “Channa Baingan

  1. Sangeeth said on September 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I made this dish, it was amazing.
    There was one doubt, its given 1 1/2 cup* of sambar powder, i believed that this is * is tbspn. Plz confirm this.

  2. alka said on June 3, 2010 at 2:13 am

    worth a try

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