Kala-Chana Ghoomni

As prepared by my parents.

Kala-Chana Ghoomni
Preparation time
Cooking time


For 1 Person(s)


  • 1 cup(s) kala chana
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) red chili powder, or as desired
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt, or as desired

Kala-Chana Ghoomni Directions

  1. Take one cup kala chana and soak in water all night long prior to cooking next day.
  2. Boil kaala chana in water, add oil and salt.
  3. Let the chana get tender. It’s up to you to decide whether you want it a little dry or with a little gravy. However, do not dry completely.
  4. Grind onion. Then blend cumin (sufaid zeera) and black pepper in the onion.
  5. Put the paste of onion, ground cumin and black pepper in chana and cook for another 15 minutes.
  6. Now you can serve it with onion salad by garnishing with fresh cilantro, onion, green pepper and a hint of lemon.