Black Chickpea Dry curry (Kala chana)

Black Chickpea Dry Curry (Dry Kala Chana)

This post is based on one of my favourite – Black Chickpea (Kala Chana) – and I love both the gravy and dry curry versions. I always prepare this dry curry, along with Semolina-Wheat flour pudding, for serving Goddess Durga on the 9th day of Navratri.

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Semolina – Wheat Flour Pudding (Aata-Suji Halwa)

Semolina-Wheat Flour Pudding

For the benefit of everyone, Halwa (kind of equivalent to a Pudding) is a dessert which is very common in almost all Indian households. There are many different types of puddings in India, and each such pudding has its own unique taste.
Most Indian women will make this pudding without any measurements, just from their instincts or as I say “andaz se” (meaning calculated guess). Before marriage I had never made this simple pudding but I used to make one of the most difficult puddings (Moong Daal ka Halwa), because I simply loved that.

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