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Black Chickpeas & Ivy Gourd Masala

Black Chickpeas & Ivy gourd masala is a Mangalorean dish.I saw this dish first time in my friends Site Aromatic Essence. When I saw it ,I decided to try for sure.

The dish she explained so well as I didn’t have any difficulty in following.The ingredients are also so simple.But for long time I didn’t try.I totally forgot about the dish.I happened to have this dish at a restaurant.That’s how I decided not to post pone trying it.So when I got Ivy gourd this time I tried.It came out so well.My husband too loved it.Its so easy to make this Black Channa & Ivy Gourd Masala.

Black chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala

About Masala

This Black Chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala is a typical Mangalore dish.The masala used in this dish is coconut based.The ground masala is grated coconut along with roasted coriander seeds and other spices.In original recipe she used Kashmir dry red chili. But I used normal ones. I believe though Mangalore situated in Karnataka ,a South Indian state,it have many similarities of Kerala too.The both states have lots of coconut palm,use of coconut in their food.I followed the recipe as such from the source.It requires only handful  of ingredients.Once the masala is ready then the dish comes within 30 minutes.This  is usually served with rice.

Black chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala

Benefits of Chickpeas & Ivy gourd


Black Chickpeas are rich source of protein.They help in weight reduction and is rich in iron.Its best suitable for those who wants to watch their weights.Ivy gourd is rich in beta – carotene.

Other similar recipes

Crispy Ivy gourd fry

Classic south Indian Pudalangai kootu

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How to make Black chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala

Black Chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala

INGREDIENTS

Black chickpeas – 1/2 cup

Ivy gourd/Tindaora/Kovaika – 2 cups sliced lengthwise

Coconut – 1/2 cup grated

Onions – 1/2 cup chopped

Cumin/Jeera seeds – 1 tsp

Coriander seeds – 2 tsp roasted

Ginger – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 2 cloves

Dry red chilli -3

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Jaggery – 1 tbsp

Tamarind pulp – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt – as required

To Temper

Onions – 1/4 cup chopped

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a generous pinch

Curry leaves – few

Garlic cloves – 2 chopped finely

METHOD

  • Soak Black Chickpeas overnight.Wash thoroughly and pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles.Keep aside.
  •  Grind all ingredients from coconut to turmeric powder to a coarse paste with little water.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan.Temper mustard seeds,curry leaves and garlic cloves.
  • When garlic turns golden,add onions and asafoetida.
  • When onion turns translucent,add ground masala and mix it.
  • Then add  Jaggery,Tamarind pulp and sliced Ivy gourd to the masala mixture.
  • Cover and cook till Ivy gourd becomes tender.
  • When Ivy gourds cooked,add cooked and strained chickpeas.
  • Add required salt.Mix well till masala is coated well.
  • Serve along with rice.

 

5 from 9 votes
Black Chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Black chickpeas
  • 2 cups Ivygourd/Tindora Sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  • 1/2 cup Onions Chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsn Coriander seeds roasted
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 nos Dry red chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsn Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt as required
To temper
  • 1/4 cup Onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Asafoetida a generous pinch
  • Curry leaves few
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped finely
Instructions
  1. Soak Black Chickpeas overnight.Wash thoroughly and pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles.Keep aside.

  2.  Grind all ingredients from coconut to turmeric powder to a coarse paste with little water.

  3. Heat oil in a wide pan.Temper mustard seeds,curry leaves and garlic cloves.

    When garlic turns golden,add onions and asafoetida.

  4. When onion turns translucent,add ground masala and mix it.

  5. Then add  Jaggery,Tamarind pulp and sliced Ivy gourd to the masala mixture.

  6. Cover and cook till Ivy gourd becomes tender.

  7. When Ivy gourds cooked,add cooked and strained chickpeas.

  8. Add required salt.Mix well till masala is coated well.

    Serve along with rice.

Black Chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala

 

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Black Chickpeas & Ivy Gourd Masala

 

Black Chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala
Black chickpeas & Ivy gourd Masala

Recipe adapted from Aromatic Essence.

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38 Comments

  1. Looks delicious! Glad you liked it too 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback dear 🙂

    1. Thank you Freda😊.. glad I found this recipe from you..

  2. This is a very exotic and delicious sounding dish to me, I’ve never heard of Ivy Gourd! Love to learn about new ingredients! Thank you for bringing this recipe to #CookBlogShare:)

    1. This indeed a great dish to try… glad you liked it 😊.. Happy #cookblogshare

  3. Lived this Magalorian dish. Beautiful blend of spices! Nice post Lathiya.

  4. curryandvanilla

    Lovely combo of ivy gourd with chana! Being a Mangalorean myself, this dish is a comfort food any time:)

    1. This turned to be our favorite now 😊.. Thank you 😊

  5. I must try this recipe soon. It is so appetizing. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It helped me discover yours. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much 😊..glad I visited your awesome site..

  6. Love these forgotten but yummy recipes Lathi! So many layers of flavor in this dish.

    1. Absolutely Sandhya.. thank you 😊

  7. geetha priyanka

    Great recipe. I love ivy gourd, thats too with chana I am sure it will be a treat to my tastebuds…

  8. Such a flavour ful recipe love these kind of healthy and traditional recipes lovely share.

  9. A different combination , never tried it and very healthy indeed.

  10. I love adding black chickpeas in most of my vegetable masalas, and this ivygourd masala looks absolutely irresistible to have with a bowl of rice.

  11. Yesssss!! thankyou. I always wanted this recipe for my husband.

    1. You are welcome dear..do let me know how it turns 😊

  12. Lathiya this veg preparation looks so tempting especially because its loaded with coconut. I’ve never tried chickpeas and ivy gourd together.

    1. DO try it and let me know your feedback..Thank you

  13. Sounds simple and yet is amazingly delicious. Thanks will make up for the few ivy gourds I have ;D

  14. I have not seen this dish before, black chickpeas with tindora quite an unusual dish. I am so interested in trying this out so soon.

    1. I love to hear your feedback…Thank you

  15. Never tried ivy gourd and black chickpea combo. Thanks for the share. Would love to try out this recipe some time

    1. Do try dear..love to know your feedback..Thank you

  16. code2cook

    Really nice combination with chickpeas and ivy gourd. Looking yummy, perfect with chapati.

  17. Anonymous

    Such a unusual combination. I am sure it tasted yum. Lovely share Lathi.

  18. It sounds quite a flavourful dish and I need to try this. May be my kids start liking tindora after eating it.

    1. Will be glad if they did.. thank you 😊

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