Chana Usal ( Maharashtrian Style)

One of the best Gudi Padwa recipes, Chana Usal is enjoyed by all. A Gudi Padwa special food, it uses Koli Masala for spicy, sharp taste.


  • Chana – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  • Fresh Coconut – ½ tsp, grated
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Malvani Masala – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 4 to 5
  • Salt – As required


  1. Soak dry chana in enough water for at least 5 to 6 hours or overnight.
  2. The next day, cook the soaked chana in a pressure cooker till they are completely cooked.
  3. Now, heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add sliced onion and fry till it turns translucent.
  4. Add coriander seeds and saute. Later, add grated coconut till it turns golden.
  5. Turn the heat off. When the mixture is cooled down, grind it to a smooth paste using a grinder.
  6. Heat the remaining oil and add curry leaves, chopped onion and fry till it turns translucent. Then add the ginger-garlic paste, coconut mixture and chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute.
  7. Add malvani masala, cooked chana to the mix and saute it.
  8. Now, let it simmer for another 10 minutes, keeping the lid closed.
  9. Once done, serve the Gudi Padwa special recipe, Chana Usal with chapati or steamed rice.
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