Sookhe Kale Chane |Dry Black Chickpeas Curry | Sukhe Chane

Sookhe Kale Chane

Sookhe chane or Dry chana is a simple wholesome dish and can be prepared in a jiffy if you have cooked chana or chickpeas handy. In fact, this can be your go-to recipe when you are pressed for time. It goes without saying that soaking and cooking time here is excluded when I say it’s  a quick recipe.

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This is a simple preparation with no fancy ingredients. Plus, there is no chopping involved here, and also qualifies as a ‘no onion no garlic’ dish.


Chickpeas are good source of protein, iron, fibre and keeps you fuller for longer. This dish does not feel heavy on your palette. Pair chana with poori or phulka for a perfect meal.



      • Black Chickpeas  1 cup
      • Green chillies – 2
      • Ginger 1/2 tsp finely chopped
      • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
      • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
      • Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
      • Black Salt / Salt
      • Oil – 2 tbsp
      • Ghee – 1 tbsp


      • Soak Black Chickpeas  overnight and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
      • In a pan heat oil, Add chopped green chillies and chopped ginger. Sauté it for 30 seconds.
      • Add all the dry powders mentioned in ingredients list , add salt to taste and mix well.
      • Add pressure cooked chana along with its water (about 1 cup), give it a good mix and cook it till it becomes dry (~ 8-10 minutes in medium high flame).
      • Add 1 tbsp ghee and mix it well.
      • Sookhe kale chane is ready to served.