Monday, September 14, 2009


Chatka is an easy-to-make Maharashtrian side dish. Chatka in Marathi means 'burn'. That should already give you an idea about this recipe. This recipe is just right for spice lovers and will set your taste buds on fire.

Statutory warning: Make sure that you serve/eat only a small teaspoon of this dish.

Ingredients :
1 cup chana dal (Harbhara dal)
4-5 Garlic cloves
4-5 Green chillies
1 Cup curd

For tempering :
4-5 Tspn oil
8-10 methi seeds
Mustard seeds
Asafaetida (Hing)
Turmeric Powder
Curry leaves
Dry Red Chillies (optional)

Preparation :
Soak chana dal in water for 3 – 4 hours.
Take soaked dal, Garlic, green chillies in a grinder
Grind it coarsely
Add curd and salt to it.

For tempering :
Heat oil in a pan
Add all the ingredients for tempering to the oil

Pour the tempering on Chatka
Garnish it with corriander


  1. Recipe is rly mouthwatering....i tried it.... the innovative dish is...i added little water in the leftover chatka...n sprd it over the non stick pan...crispy dosa was ready to eat...just try it....

  2. yess .. dosa was too good.. nd gining a flaour of dhokla..


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