Fried Channa
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: East Indian
  • 1 lb. dried channa (chick peas, garbanzo bean)
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Chadon Beni, minced
  • hot pepper to taste, chopped (optional)
  • ½ Tbsp. salt or to taste
  • Coconut oil, for frying
  1. Soak channa overnight making sure the water covers the chickpeas. Rinse and drain.
  2. Add channa to a deep pot, cover with oil and fry over a low fire until golden brown.
  3. Note: A low fire gives you more control over the frying so you will not burn the channa. If you think you can do it over a medium fire then by all means do so.
  4. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Add garlic, hot pepper, chadon beni and salt in a bowl.
  6. Add fried channa and mix thoroughly. Serve cool.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at