chaNe ghashi

Chickpea curry

chaNe ghashi is a very traditional konkani gravy/curry. It is traditionally made with small black chickpeas, but can be made with the bigger chickpeas as well. Along with the chickpeas you can add raw bananas or Suran (elephant yam ) for added flavor and taste.


  • Chickpeas soaked overnight - 3/4 cup
  • Suran cut into pieces - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - about half inch
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Whole red chilles - a few or a spoon of chillipowder
  • Hing (asafoetida) - a pinch
  • Mustard seeds - half spoon
  • Curry leaves - a few


  • The chickpeas takes longer to cook when compared to the vegetable you choose to add. So pressure cook the chickpeas with some salt and then when it is almost cooked, add the suran to it, cook till it is tender.
  • Dry roast the red chilles for a bit and then make a smooth paste of coconut, chillies and tamarind with some water.
  • Add the paste to the cooked chana and boil well, adjust salt to taste.
  • Temper with mustard, curry leaves and hing. I use coconut oil for tempering.

Preparation time: 30 minutes