It's car festival time in M'lore and Chane Ghashi has been dominating my mind for the past few days. I finally got around to making it today and thought of posting it immediately.
3/4 cup chana (black chana)
1/2 can young green jackfruit (kadgi)
3/4 cup grated coconut
5 to 6 roasted red chillies
1 marble sized tamarind
6 to 8 methi seeds
3/4 tsp mustard seeds
6 to 8 curry leaves
Wash chana a couple of times. Soak in about 2 and 1/2 to 3 cups of water overnight.
Pressure cook chana (with the water) for 4 to 5 whistles. Meanwhile, grind together coconut, red chillies and tamarind with enough water to get a smooth paste.
In a large vessel, transfer the chana with the water and add canned young green jackfruit. Make sure you wash the jackfruit throughly before adding it, to remove the briny smell. Boil for a few minutes. Add the coconut paste and bring to a roaring boil.
Season with methi seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves.