Recipes - Channa Sukka


1/4 kg Black channa

½ Coconut scraped and roasted till dark brown.
6-8 red chilies, roasted
1 tsp. coriander seed, roasted,
1/2 tsp. jeera roasted
1/4 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp pepper corns
3-4 flakes garlic
1 onion chopped
Small piece of Jaggery
Tamarind (size of 1 lime)
Salt to taste


2 tbsp. oil
½ tsp. mustard seeds
1 onion, chopped
Curry leaves

Wash black channa and soak overnight. Next day, drain it and pressure cook along with little water and salt till done.  Grind the ingredients of the masala with little water. Add the scraped coconut and grind coarsely.  Add this masala to the cooked black channa along with the jaggery and boil for 5 - 10 minutes.  Heat 2 tbsp. oil, add mustard seeds. When they splutter add chopped onions and curry leaves.  Fry till brown and add this to the channa. Cook for sometime till it gets dry.

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  • Monica Joseph, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 26 2022

    Dear Sirs, I was searching and searching this recipe which my Late Mother used to prepare... I'm so thankful to get it from your wonderful site... Thank you so so much. I'm a Manglorean but born in Mumbai... Please add my email ID for subscription to your newsletter which I'll be ever grateful. Thank you in advance, Monica Joseph

  • Agnes Dsouza, London

    Tue, Dec 29 2020

    Can you please share Chana/ tendli recipe please.

  • Maureen, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 07 2019

    How many whistles in the cooker to cook the Chana and how much water to be added

  • Suraj, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    I added all the Ingredients in masala to the grinder as said. Then I saw that the Coconut needs to be dry roasted coarsely. Ohh.. So the coconut needed to be added later on to the masala. Also the garlic looks full. So do they need to be grinded also? Can you keep the items to be grinded finely separately. However I got a Channa masala instead of Channa sukka as the masala was grinded finely because I had coriander seeds and red chilies in it.
    In the end the taste came out nice. Thanks! Suraj

  • Celine , mangalore/dubai

    Sun, Aug 07 2016

    I tried this recipe for mixed vegetables. It was really Yummy !:)
    My friends enjoyed the taste...... So 3 cheers goes to Ms.Eula Menezes. Thanks great.

  • Rita , Germany

    Fri, Apr 15 2016

    You can add boiled Gurkins (Thendlies)to channa sukka and seasoning with garlic ,and asoefitida makes it very tasty and smells fine.

  • Serena Carvalho , Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 15 2016

    I tried the masala for giving it a try with mix vegetables. it turned out to be great after grinding the masala. awesome recipe

  • Laveena, Riyadh

    Fri, Apr 06 2012

    Excellent recipe!!! Thanks for sharing....waiting for more recipes from you.

  • Prashant Menezes, Mangalore / Dubai

    Thu, Oct 13 2011

    Perfect recipe ... tried it ... first time in my hands... wonderful...thanks a lot eula

  • richie, udupi/dubai

    Wed, Jul 20 2011

    Thank You, very much , tried it and came out very delicious. all of us enjoyed it.

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