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March 17, 2015

Potato Chick Pea flour Gravy Curry

Cooking Time : 25 Minutes
Preparing Time: 10 minutes 

Cuisine:  South Indian  (Andhra)

Smooth and melting  gravy ,a perfect complement to puffy and crispy poori .The best home made gravy curry for poori or chapathi with in minutes .This is a very popular side or curry in south India 
& you probably love the besan gravy curry  served with poori in hotels ,mainly road side hotels . 
 If you ever tasted this , you know what I am talking about ,because people love to eat poori  for this curry at only certain places . What if you can prepare this curry at your place more healthy but with the same taste , a big YES !!!!
This basic recipe does involve only four to five  ingredients those are available in your kitchen everyday.A simple and a must try recipe .

Potatoes 1 to 2 chopped into cubes
Carrots 1 chopped into cubes
Onions 1 large cup sliced length wise 
Green chilies 2 to 3 according to taste 
Curry leaves few
Salt according to taste 
Chickpea Flour (coarsely done) 1 to 2 table spoons /according to taste preference 
For Tempering:
Mustard Seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds 1/4 teaspoon
Black Gram 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric 2 pinches
Chickpea (Split ) 1 teaspoon
Oil 1 table spoon

Step 1: Heat a pan, add in the tempering , when it sputters , add curry leaves and green chilies.
Step 2: Now add potatoes and carrots , fry for five minutes , then add the sliced onions .

Step 3: Fry until the onions become translucent , then add in abut 3 cups of water . Add salt for taste and let boil until potatoes are cooked and mushy .

Step 4: Mean while add enough water into chickpea flour and make it into a thin consistency fluid without any lumps .

Step 5: When the potatoes are cooked enough add in the chickpea paste and let sit for five more minutes or until the paste looses raw smell.
Step 6: Switch off the stove and serve hot with chapati or poori .


  • You can add cabbage instead of onions 
  • You can boil the potatoes , then add them to the gravy 
  • You can add green peas or tomatoes according to taste 

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