Kala chana (black chickpea) is so versatile that you can make a number of different kinds of dishes with it – from Indian curry to spicy snacks. Chickpeas are renowned for their high protein content that helps achieve optimum satiety level, facilitating weight loss. Sadly, there are only a couple of black chana dishes that most Indian households keep making on repeat. If you set out to explore, there are so many kala chana recipes you can make for your healthy diet. To help you out, here are some must-try kala chana recipes that are simply put, amazing!
7 Kala Chana Healthy Recipes:
1. KaleChanne Rasedaar
This is a typical Indian curry recipe in which kale chane are boiled first and them simmered in a dense gravy of onions and tomatoes, flavoured with a range of Indian spices. It’s simple, basic but extremely delicious and goes best with rice and pickle on the side.
Kale chane curry is a popular Indian dish.
2. Sookhe Kale Chane
Chatpate sookhe kale chane served with pooris – what does it remind you of? Ashtami prasad right after Navratras, right? Plain, spiced dry kale chane has been prepared for religious feats forever now. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t make it on other days when we really crave for it.
3. Benarasi Ghugni
From the religious city of Varanasi, this is a tourists’ favourite dish of ghugni made with chana, which is relished with kachori or poori. Many people make it with kabuli chane as well.
4. Black Chana And Coconut Stew
If you are in a mood for light yet nutrient-rich meal, try this immensely refreshing black chana and coconut stew. Healthy veggies like eggplants, bottle gourd and zucchini are cooked in the coconut milk along with lime and basil leaves.
5. Kale Chane ki Chaat
This tangy, spicy chaat should be in everyone’s healthy snacks menu. Boiled chickpeas are mixed with chopped onions and boiled potatoes and seasoned with lots of green chillies, chaat masala and roasted cumin powder. Lemon juice and coriander leaves add zing to this chaat, making it truly exceptional.
If you haven’t heard of this delicacy, you must know that it is a very popular snack in Bihar. Kala chana pakoda is made by preparing a besan batter with cooked chane, onions and a range of spices like mustard seeds, green chilli, ginger and garlic.
Bachka snack is kale chane ke pakode
7. Kale Chane Ke Kebab
Protein-rich kebabs made with kale chane, brown bread and spices – this recipe is a must-try. If you don’t want to fry them, you can cook the chane first before making the kebab mixture and saute them in some oil on a pan.
Hope we sorted out your protein-rich diet menu with the super healthy black chickpeas. Try these recipes and you’ll thank us.