Friday, July 3, 2015

Channa - Sweet Corn Curry

Kabooli Channa or Chickpea is well known legume. Channa or chickpea is also known as Garbanzo beans. There are many varieties of Channa (Bengal Gram). The bigger and little white one is Kabooli Channa. It is said that this Chickpea was grown first in Kabool thus it is called as Kabooli Channa.
Anyways Channa Masala which is prepared using this variety of Chickpea. We can do loads of preparations using this chikpea like Channa Masala , channa curry, channa sambar, well known spread, Hammos, Palav and dry curries.
Here is a recipe of Channa - Sweet Corn Curry and it is a gravy dish. I used little spices and chilly too. I used little milk to add cream flavour. Adding corn gives a slight sweet taste and kids will surely love this curry.
Lets see some benefits of using Chickpea (Channa) and Sweet Corn in our diet.
Channa or Chickpea has good source of protein. Channa is a rich source of dietary fiber and it helps to fight constipation. Fiber rich foods help to control our blood sugar levels because fiber slows down the digestion. It helps and balances the blood sugar level. Chick pea contain vitamins and minerals and manganese. Manganese helps to support bone development and wound healing and it is very important to our metabolism.
Sweet Corn is a special maize variety and tender, delicious seeds are eaten as vegetable. Sweet corn has less calories and it is gluten free.They are good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.They contain good levels of B-complex group of vitamins and healthy amounts of minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.
Channa - Sweet Corn curry goes well with Naan, Batura. Chapati or Poori, Dosas and varieties of rices.
Channa - Sweet Corn Curry do not contain any onion or garlic. 
Lets see the recipe Now.

Things Needed :

Channa (Chickpea) : 1 Cup
Sweet corn : 1 Cob
Tomatoes : 2
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : grated : 1 Teaspoon
Garam Masala or Channa Masala : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) : 1 Teaspoon
Methi/Fenugrik seeds : 1/4 Cup
Pepper pods : 6 to10 Pods ( 1/2 Teaspoon)
Fresh boiled Milk : 1/2 Cup
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful ( 2 to 3 Tablespoons).
Curry leaves : 5 to 6 leaves.
Lemon : 1/2 lemon extract. (1 Teaspoon)
Salt : to taste
Oil : 1 Tablespon
Ghee/Butter : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder : a pinch

Method :

1. Wash and soak chickpea for 3 to 4 hours and cook in pressure cooker for 20 to 25 minutes.
2. Wash and cook sweetcorn cob and remove the seeds from the cob and keep it aside.
3. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander leaves and grate ginger. Crush pepper pods.
4. Wash and remove seeds from tomatoes and cut it into small. Keep it aside.
5. Now keep a pan on the fire. Add oil and heat. Add jeera and methi seeds and fry till they turn golden brown.
6. Add green chilly and tomatoes and fry nicely till they turn soft. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
. Add ginger.

7.Add channa masala powder and mix it nicely and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
8.Add milk and mix it well and let it cook for 1 minute. Mix it well.

9. Add cooked channa and sweet corn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

10. Add cut coriander leaves, butter or ghee and mix it well. Shift it to a serving bowl.
11.Serve with the main dish you prepared.
12. We had Channa - Sweet corn curry with Baturas.

Note :

You can use this curry as evening snack in the evenings. Use desired vegetable spreads on the top, sprinkle some roasted groundnuts and chat masala. It turns as yummy chat. Use of onions are optional.You can add more spices like coriander powder and red chilly powder. Adding onions and garlic is optional. Adding more oil or butter / ghee is also optional. You can add frozen corn instead of fresh corn. Adjust consistency according to your requirements.( thick or little watery).

Time : 
Preparation : 4 hours for soaking and 25 minutes for cooking (Pressure cooked).
Cooking time : 10 Minutes.


  1. wow a different type with puris as well

    1. Thank you marudhus kitchen for dropping here ..lovely comment ..

  2. Loved the way you combined channa with corn...Sounds delicious Nalini!!

    1. First thing I would say sorry because some thing went wrong with my blog and was not able to get the comments ..believe me yesterday I received so many msgs and it poured at once...
      Thank You so much padma for the sweet words

  3. Yummy curry! would love to have with roti!!

    1. Thank you Sundari Nathan ..I think I had some problem with my page..yesterday only I received your comment ...will be visiting your page

  4. This is a lovely recipe... I am hosting an event this month I would request you to add this recipe there... Here is the link:

    1. Amria Roy ..Thanks for the invitation ..but it is too late..I got your msg only yesterday..some problem with my page I think ..


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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