Chickpeas/black chana rasam

“For chickpeas rasam you need to soak over night the black channa and boil them with extra water and salt. Once it is cooked use the water to the rasam for extra flavorful rasam”

Soaked black chana is rich in fibre which helps in improving the digestive system. Eating black chickpeas regularly keep digestive issues like constipation and indigestion at bay.

My husband and I love eating rasam. I often make pepper rasam when we feel is so common in south India to drink rasam in a cup when they had more food . Rasam helps to digest and relief from acidity. One day my mom taught me about this chick peas rasam and I made this for him and he just loved it.

Preparation time :10 mins Cooking time :10 mins Total time :20 mins
Author: Mrs Sudha Ramesh
Ingredients ( To Grind ) :
  • Tomato – 2 no’s (large)
  • Garlic. – 6 cloves
  • Red chili. – 2
  • Fenugreek. – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 5 to 6
To Temper:
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds. – 1/2 tsp
  • Hing. – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves. – few
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
Other Ingredients:
  • Tamarind extract. – 1 cup
  • Black chana/ black chickpeas. – 1/2 cup
  • Salt. – 2 tsp
  • Rasam powder – 1 tbsp
Preparation :

Step 1:

Soak the black chana or chickpea over night and bring it to boil with 2 tbsp of salt the next day.

Black chana soaked and boiled

Step 2:

Filter the water and keep aside. Now grind all the ingredients that is mentioned under grinding to a pure.In a kadai, add oil and when it is hot add in the ingredients mentioned to temper.Then add the tomato and garlic pure to the kadai once they start spluttering.

Step 4:

Soak tamarind in a water for 30mins max and get the extract. Now pour the tamarind extract to the kadai and give a stir.

Step 5:

Now,add in the chickpea water to it and check for the salt nd tangy flavour and adjustt the salt and tangy level according to your taste.

Step 6

Give it a boil once started boiling add the Rasam powder give a stir and garnish it with coriander leaves.


  • Boil the chick pea with salt and do not forget them to soak them overnight.
  • Grind the tomato and garlic to fine pure and get it that the tomatoes are not kept aside while eating
  • I’ve made my own. Sambar&Rasam Podi instead of store can try this recipe for best result.

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