Kala chana

Bengal gram curry


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Also known as Bengal gram, kala chana is a type of chickpea, but dark brown in colour and smaller in size than the common chickpea. This is a mildly spiced black chickpea curry, made in a Punjabi style.


  • 200 g (7 oz/1 cup) dried black chickpeas (kala chana)


Put the chickpeas in a bowl, add 750 ml (26 fl oz/3 cups) water and leave to soak overnight, or for at least 8–