3. Black Channa RecipeIngredients
1 Cup Black Channa
1 teaspoon jeera seeds (cumin)
1 teaspoon red chilli
1 teaspoon dhaniya powder (coriander powder)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Salt to tasteMethod
1. Wash and soak the channa
overnight, or till it it gets large in size.
2. Boil the channa
in the cooker with salt.
3. Take a pan and heat some oil/ghee. Use more ghee/oil than usual so that it kills the bitter taste of the channa.
4. Add jeera
5. Drain the channa
and put it in the pan with the dry masalas
6. Let it cook for about 10 minutes till the water dries out.
The celebration of Kanjak in itself might not be something that'll carry forward from generation to generation, but the essence of the practice, the fact that girls of the house should be loved, respected and treated equally well, if not better than the boys should be treasured forever.