Kheksi/Spiny Ground/ Kantola Chana Dal Sabz

Kheksi, Spiny Ground, Kantola Chana Dal Sabz

Kheksi is one of my favorite dish. Kheksi  is also known as Kantola, Spiny Ground.  Today I am sharing  yummy and healthy homemade recipe of Kheksi Chana Dal Sabz.  It is a seasonal vegetable and it comes during monsoon. As it look like Karela (bitter ground) people generally avoid it as they  think that taste can be same as Karela; So all the people  I would like to tell its very different in taste from Karela. It’s not bitter do try it once.  Kheksi has many medicinal benefits. It is very good for kidney, fever, cough. Lets being:


  • Kheksi- 250 grams, Chopped
  • Chana Dal – 2 tbsp, Soaked in water
  • Onion- 2 nos, small size, chopped
  • Tomato- 2 nos, small size, Chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 2-3 tbsp, chopped
  • Green Chili- 6 nos, chopped or to taste
  • Garlic- 8 cloves, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala- 1/2 tbsp

mouth watering homemade spiny ground

mouth watering homemade kantola

How to make Keksi Chana Dal Sabz

  • Heat oil in deep pan. add garlic. fry it till to brown color than add green chili and fry it well.

mouth watering homemade kheksi

mouth watering spiny ground with chana dal

mouth watering kantola with chana dal

  • Now add kheksi , mix them well and cover it. cook it till it become bit soft.

yummilicious kheksi sabz with chana dal

tasty spiny ground sabz with chana dal

tasty kheksi sabz with chana dal

  • Then add onions and fry it. Now add tomatoes and salt let tomatoes get cooked well.

tasty kantola sabz with chana dal

tasty kantola sabz

tasty kheksi sabz

yummilicious kheksi sabz

  • Once tomatoes are cooked well add turmeric powder, coriander powder, soaked chana dal and mix them well. Cook it for few minutes

homemade kheksi

healthy kheksi with chana dal

healthy kantola with chana dal

  • Now add Coriander leaves and mix it well, Now add 1 glass of water and cook it till it soaked all the water.

yummy katola with chana dal

yummy kheksi with chana dal

yummy spiny ground with chana dal

yummy spiny ground

  • Once it soaked water add garam masala and mix them well. cook it until it became dry.

yummy kheksi

yummy katola

  • Now Ready to serve. Happy cooking all.

mouth watering homemade kantola with chana dal