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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Black Channa/ Senagalu pulao

In Andhra women give soaked black channa/senagalu to other women when they visit their houses for Varalaxmi Varatham. So each and every household have much of senagalu (channa) left after the Varalaxmi Varatham. What we used to do was boil them and season them and eat like chat. And sometimes my mom used to boil channa/senagalu and mix it with rice and that she used to give us for lunch to college.

I remember my mom used to mix boiled channa/senagalu and boiled potato with rice. This was her quick lunch box recipe and tasty too...


Black chenna/senagalu soaked over night 1/2 cup
Cooked rice 3 cups
Onions 1 chopped
Green chillies 2 silted
Boiled potato 1 chopped into big pieces
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp


Boil channa and drain water. Keep aside until use.

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and green chillies.

Saute for a while until onions are light brown in colour.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute until ginger garlic paste is cooked.

Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder.

Lastly add boiled black chenna and potato pieces.

Saute until the mixture is slightly dry and add boiled rice to it. Mix well and serve hot with raita of your choice.