Masi’s Channa Bateta

Preparation info

  • Serves


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Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

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  • 3 tins chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp dried tamarind
  • ½ tsp


  • Pour boiling water over dates and tamarind, and soak overnight.
  • Heat oil in a pan with whole chilli and mustard seeds till they crackle.
  • Add turmeric and chilli powder and cook for a minute, stirring all the time.
  • Add 1 pint of water and salt to taste. Bring to a boil.
  • Now add diced potatoes and cook until nearly soft.
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