Channa Upkari (kele ani kanang galnu)

            Kele means raw curry banana and Kanang means sweetpotato .This is a simple stir fry recipe, made with previously soaked channa cooked along with banana and sweet potato.This is a good old recipe normally had for breakfast along with spicy poha chutney.A pinch of jaggery adds taste to the curry.Normally on fridays or on festive days this sitr fry is made.If sweet potato is not available you can make just with the combination of chana and raw banana or channa alone.In that case jaggery is excluded.Here is the recipe


  1. Dried Channa – 1 cup (soaked overnite in water)
  2. Raw banana – 1 no (remove skin and chop into bite size pieces)
  3. Sweet potato – 1 no ( remove skin and chop into squares)


  1. Mustard – 1 tsp
  2. Red chillies – 2-3 nos
  3. Hing –  1 tsp
  4. Jaggery – small piece
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Oil – 1- 2 tsp


Wash the channa in water and soak them in clean water over night.Cook the channa with the soaked water in cooker for 5-6 whistle or  till soft.Keep aside.
Remove skin and chop Banana and Sweet potato into bite size square pieces.
In a kadai heat oil and splutter mustard,then add red chillies and hing in the seasoning.Now add the chopped banana and sweet potato.Add salt and little water.cover the kadai with a lid and cook till 3/4th done.
Now add the cooked channa along with the water and keep in gas for 5 mnts.Add jaggery and stir well.close lid and wait for 2 more minutes or till the vegetables are soft and cooked.If u like to have a little gravy then add extra water.
 I have shared both the dry and  gravy type pic below.
Garnish with coconut gratings (optional).

Wash the channa first and then soak them with clean water overnight.Next day cook with the same water used for soaking,so that the channa cooks fast and becomes soft.
If you want your curry to be dry.then add the water used to cook channa while cooking the banana n sweet potato.
Adding coconut grating is optional.I did not use it in my curry.

 Curry is ready to serve along with spicy poha chutney in the morning for breakfast or with rice as a side dish.

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