Split Black Gram With Fish


Hi, my dear friends.Welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I’ll be sharing with you a delicious recipe of boneless fish cooked in spices with split black gram. It is really wholesome and has so many flavors and taste. So let’s start with it—


  1. Split Black Gram or Chana Dal – 300 gms.
  2. Basa Fish Fillet – 250 gms. (4 pieces, approximately).
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Ginger -Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Cumin or Jeera Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder or Dhania Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Cumin – 1tsp.
  11. Bay Leaf -2.
  12. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  13. Vegetable Oil – for shallow frying.


Step 1

Wash and cut the fish into large pieces. Rub salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and some garlic onto them.

Step 2

Shallow fry the fish in a non-stick pan and keep aside. Pressure cook the split black gram or chana dal till soft and done.

Step 3

Take a pan and some vegetable oil, then splutter a pinch of cumin and two bay leaves in it. Now add the finely chopped onions along with ginger-garlic paste in it. Fry it for five minutes. Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and fry. Now add tomato puree,garam masala and fry again. When the masalas seem to be cooked add the boiled chana dal and some water to make a thick gravy. Let it come to a boil. Now mix the fish and let it simmer for two minutes. Garnish with coriander.IMG_2744.JPG

Our Split Black Gram With Fish is ready. Serve it with tandoori rotis, tortillas, fried rice and the like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!




Split Black Gram Fried Balls


Hello and welcome dear friends to my cosy corner. Today I’m sharing a fritter recipe made from split black gram which is tasty and a good substitute for poppadums or rice crispies. So let’s start with it—


  1. Split black gram – 250 gms.
  2. Green Chillies -2
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Cumin – A pinch.
  5. Poppy seeds – A pinch.
  6. Oil – For frying.


Step 1

Soak the split black gram or urad overnight.

Step 2

The next day grind it with 1 green chilly and to it add the given amounts of salt, cumin and mix it up.

Step 3

Heat oil in a wok and slowly drop the urad mixture making a ball-like shape out of it.

Step 4

Deep fry the balls and during frying splutter a little bit of poppy seeds onto them. Fry them till they are lightly browned.

Step 5

Drain out the oil and put them on tissue paper.

Step 6

Serve hot with coconut chutney, green chutney, mayonnaise or hummus.

 Friends do try this recipe at home. It is a snack which can be had along with your cup of tea giving you a good refreshing feel, full of fun and taste. Share your comments and feedback and clear your queries if you have any. Till then happy cooking, happy living!!!