Simple Chana Fry / Vella Kadala Fry



Vella Kadala FRy





1. White chana, dried – 1 cup, soaked in enough water for 8 hrs

    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Water – As required

2. Oil – 1 tbsp (I used olive oil)

3. Mustard seeds – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

   Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

4. Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

   Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Chilly powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp

   Garam masala powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

6. Salt – To taste


1. Pressure-cook the soaked chana adding enough water and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder for 1 whistle or until soft and done. Drain the water and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the chopped onion, curry leaves and little salt. Fry for a few minutes until onion starts turning brown. Add chilly powder and garam masala powder. Stir for a minute and add the cooked chana. Mix well and stir-fry for 6 – 8 minutes. Serve as a snack or as a side-dish for rice.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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