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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chane Saaru

Chane Saaru is a type of rasam or Soup made from chickpeas and served as a side dish for rice. Some people also like to consume plain like a soup and it has got a good health benefits. Chane Saaru is the side dish belonging to Konkani cuisine where Chane / Chano means Chickpeas and Saaru means rasam or soup. I have used brown chickpeas in making saaru. You can also use Kabuli Chana or White Chickpeas. Chickpeas are boiled using water and saaru is prepared from the boiled water of chickpeas. So you can make Spiced chickpeas out of boiled chana and serve as a breakfast dish.
You may also like other rasam related recipe's such as Daalitoy, Temple Saaru, Jeere Meere Kadi, Udupi Bele Saaru.

Preparation Time : 10 min
Soak Time             : 8 Hours
Cooking Time       : 20 min
Serves                   : 4

Ingredients ::

English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
1 Cup
2-3 Cup
Green Chillies
हरी मिर्च
Asafoetida Paste
1/4 tbsp
To Taste
For Tempering ::
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds
सरसों के बीज
1 tbsp
Curry Leaves
करी पत्ते

Preparation ::

  1. Soak chickpeas in water for atleast 8 hours or overnight. Wash well and pressure cook it taking 4-5 whistles. Add 2-3 cup of water to boil them as we need more of chickpeas boiled water to prepare saaru.
  2. Separate boiled chickpeas and water and you can prepare variety of dishes from boiled chickpeas one among them is spiced Chana's.
  3. In a vessel transfer the boiled water and add slit green chillies, 10-12 numbers of boiled and mashed chickpeas and salt. In a medium flame take one boil and add asafoetida paste.
  4. Mix well and cook for few more minutes. Meanwhile prepare for tempering by heating a small pan.
  5. Add oil, when it is heated add mustard seeds. Let it crackle and add curry leaves.
  6. If you do not like combination of mustard seeds and curry leaves, then temper 6-7 slightly beaten garlic pod's fry them well.
  7. Add tempering to the saaru and turn off the flame. Serve Warm.

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