Saturday, February 19, 2011

Curried Channa and Potato Recipe

One of the most popular Trini-Indian dishes is the curried Channa with potato. You can find Channa with potato in Roti, Doubles, together with Curried Duck, Goat, Beef or Chicken.

Serves 6

1 cup Channa (chick peas) soaked overnight
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. curry powder
1-1/4 cups water
8 oz. potato, cubed or thinly sliced
1 tsp. salt
black pepper or hot pepper to taste

  1. Boil soaked Channa in unsalted water until tender. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in heavy pot, add onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes.
  3. Mix curry powder with 1/4 cup water: add to oil and cook until thick, stirring continuously.
  4. Add potato and stir until coated with curry.
  5. Add 1 cup hot water, salt and pepper; cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add channa and stir well.
  7. Cook until water is reduced and mixture is tender and thick.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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