This is a traditional Mangalorean preparation which goes well with Rice or Rotis. I have added pieces of Yam to enhance the flavour and texture. You may use Potato or even Breadfruit if you wish to.
- 100 gms Kabuli Chana
- 25 tiny cubes of Yam/Suran
- 1/4 of a coconut grated
- 12 roasted dry red chillies
- 1 heaped tsp tamarind paste
- 2 tsps Urad Dal/Black Gram Dal
- 4 tsps oil
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 2 sprigs curry leaves
Wash and soak the Kabuli Chana for eight hours. Pressure cook it with some salt. Chop the yam into the same size as the Chana. Cook them in an open pan with salt till done. Drop them into the cooked Chana. Roast the Urad Dal in a tsp of oil to a rich golden brown. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies, roasted urad dal and tamarind to a semi coarse paste. Heat the remaining oil. Drop in the mustard seeds and after they splutter add the curry leaves. Tip in the cooked Chana, Yam and the ground masala. Boil well till it becomes semi solid. Serve with hot Rice or Roti.
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