Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Sukha Chana (Whole Bengal Gram - Mangalore Style)

  • Serves: 12
  • Pressure Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • Source:
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers


coconut grated
1.25 cups
sambar powder
4 tsp
tamarind soaked in 1/4 cup hot water for 10 minutes and pulp extracted
10 g
2.5 cups
whole Bengal gram soaked overnight or in hot water for 2 hours and drained
4 cups
4.5 tsp
vegetable oil
1/3 cup
garlic crushed
6 flakes
onion sliced
1 small (75 g)
curry leaves
2 sprigs
tapati jaggery
30 g


Mix together coconut, sambar powder and tamarind pulp. Put water, Bengal gram and 3 tsp salt in cooker. Stir. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally. Open cooker. Transfer gram to a colander and drain. In a large pan, heat oil for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and onion. Fry till onion is golden brown. Add curry leaves. Stir for a few seconds. Add coconut-tamarind mixture, gram, remaining salt (1

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