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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


Chana Manipuri – Chana Kanghou

Chana Manipuri (Kanghou) is a traditional Manipuri dish, which is served as a snack. This is a very popular street snack in Manipur, and goes perfect with hot tea and coffee. Chana Manipuri Kanghou is a quick, simple, organic & healthy dish. This recipe is prepared with quite less spices, and comes out very delicious.

Let’s learn to make Chana Manipuri (Kanghou) in easy to understand quick steps.



  • black chickpea , soaked overnight and cooked – 1 cup
  • oil – 2 tbsp
  • bay leaf – 1
  • green chilies, chopped – 1
  • garlic cloves, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • tomato sliced – 1
  • salt, as per taste
  • turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • garam masala powder – ¼ tsp



  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf to it, and cook for 2 seconds. Add chopped garlic, chopped green chili, and sliced onions.
  2. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes. Add sliced tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Now add turmeric powder, salt, and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  4. Add cooked chana and fry for 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped onions, green chili and lemon slices.
  5. Enjoy!

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Camera: Nikon D7100

Lens: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens

Setup: Used natural sunlight coming from left, and a reflector on the right side of the frame.

Props & Styling: I arranged my food in white bowls, and placed them on a dark wooden board.  I also used a blue table cloth and some fresh flowers for styling.

Angle: I clicked these photos with 90°, 70°

Happy Cooking 🙂

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