Definitions

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  • n. In Indian cooking, chickpea (or any dish made principally from chickpeas)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An East Indian name for the chick-pea or gram, Cicer arietinum.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • One of the most popular preparations of hara chana is a street food: chickpeas tossed with onions, tomatoes and spices.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Hara chana is called harbara in Marathi, and Swapna of Swad uses the dried version of these little beans to make a flavorful and nourishing curry called Harbaryachi Usal.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I also love eating fresh pav dunked in any spicy curry such as chana (chickpea) masala, as a change from the usual pairing with rotis and rice.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Nor, apparently, is there much weight to the theory that it's related to "chana," a chickpea curry that may have been used to stuff some early-day breads.

    Roti Canai

  • Recently, Priya of Priya's Kitchen posted a recipe using black "chana" or chickpeas ...

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • I actually did make some chole aka chana masala last night, but I’m not posting it here because I wasn’t completely enthralled with it.

    Tartness, Diwali, and treats from the UK

  • Biryanis here are among the best in town, and the thali is an amazing deal: $3.81 gets you a veggie combo with a choice of bread (chapati, paratha, or naan), a generous portion of rice, an achar (pickle) of some kind, and servings of four or five dishes such as chana masala, dal, aloo palak, and bhindi masala; meat thali are a scant 50 cents more.

    Chicago Reader

  • Biryanis here are among the best in town, and the thali is an amazing deal: $4 gets you a veggie combo with a choice of bread (chapati, paratha, or naan), a generous portion of rice, an achar (pickle) of some kind, and servings of four or five dishes such as chana masala, dal, aloo palak, and bhindi masala; meat thali are just a buck more.

    Chicago Reader

  • Vimala has developed recognition from these brownies, along with homemade Indian favorites such as chana masala, samosas, hot chai, hibiscus tea and her ever-popular Tandoori chicken.

    Independent Weekly: All Recent Stories

  • Minar makes a great version of chana bhatura [Blondie and Brownie]

    Midtown Links (The “What Did I Miss Last Week?” Edition) | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

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