How to make Goan Chonya Ross, Goan Chana Ros
How to make Goan Chonya Ross, Goan Chana Ros

Goan Chana Ros / Goan Chickpeas Curry


December 5, 2017

Goan Chonya Ross / Goan Chickpeas Curry vegetarian dish of Goa with main ingredients such as Chickpeas, onion,tomato with fine blend of exotic Indian spices. This dish gets better taste on roasting of the spices and the coconut. This dish goes well with Chapathi, Naan, Roti, Parata, Bhatura, Poori etc.

  • Prep: 10 hrs 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4

Ingredients for Goan Chana Ros / Goan Chickpeas Curry

1 cup Dried White Peas / chickpeas / Vatana, soaked overnight

1 tsp mustard seeds

8-10 curry leaves

1 medium sized tomato chopped

1-2 green chillies

3 tbsp oil


For Grinding (smooth paste)

2 medium sized onions sliced

1/4 cup coriander leaves

1 tbsp garam masala

1/4 tsp saunf or fennel seeds

1/2 cup grated coconut

Directions for Goan Chana Ros / Goan Chickpeas Curry

1Soak white peas in water for 8 hours or overnight, to prepare this Goan Chana Ros

2Cook the white peas in pressure cooker with water for 8-10 whistles or till boiled. After that let it release pressure naturally and get cool.

3Heat oil in a deep frying pan / kadai and fry the onions till they are transparent and keep aside.

4After the onions have cooled, add the onions to the grinder along with the grinding ingredients with little water, and grind to a fine paste. (1/4 cup water)

5Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat add the mustard seed, when they start spluttering add the curry leaves and chillies for a few seconds

6Then add the grinded paste and saute for about 5 minutes, till the oil seperates

7The add the chopped tomatoes and fry for about 5 minutes or till the tomatoes get mashy

8Then add the boiled chickpeas and mix it with the mixture very well

9Rinse the grinder jar with 1+ 1/2 cup water and add it to the mixture and stir it, check salt and add according to your taste.

10Cook this on high flame when it comes to boil reduce it low flame and cook for nearly 10 minutes or till the gravy thicken.

11Serve Goan Chana Ros with rice / chappati / bread.

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