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Sookhe kale channe- Dried black chickpeas
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5 from 4 votes

Sookhe kale channe recipe

Sookhe kale channe is a great way to have proteins in your diet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kala channa, kale chane, navratre prasad, navratri, sookhe kale chane
Servings: 4


  • Pressure cooker/ Instant pot for boiling chana
  • frying pan


  • 1 cup black chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled (1-2 whistles)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/oil if vegan

Dry spices

  • 1 tablespoon Jeera /cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoon dhaniya /coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon lal mirch/red chilly powder or as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon Amchur/dry mango powder
  • Salt as per taste


  • Soak chickpeas for 4-6 hours overnight.

For pressure cooking in instant pot

  • You can also use the pressure cook option for 10 mins on high pressure. Let it release automatically.

For pressure cooker on gas/induction

  • Cook with 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
  • In a frying pan, add ghee/oil. Add all spices except salt. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas with remaining water and salt.
  • Cover it and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Let it cook without the lid until the water has evaporated.
  • While they are cooking, they might look to have less masala, but once the water evaporates, masala will be enough to cover all chickpeas.