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169 kala chana recipes

Last Updated : Jan 01,2021

काले चने रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (kala chana recipes in Hindi)
કાળા ચણા રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (kala chana recipes in Gujarati)

Kala Chana Recipes, Indian Kala Chana recipe collection

Kala Chana recipes | Indian Kala Chana recipe collectionKala Chana or Desi Chana is the tinier version of the regular yellow chick pea. It is darker, browner in color and is mostly cultivated in the Indian subcontinent along with Ethiopia and Mexico. It has a nuttiness to its taste and feels a bit starchy in texture when cooked. This chana can be used whole, mashed and even sprouted.

 Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy

To cook the chana, it first has to be thoroughly washed and then kept to be soaked overnight. When soaked overnight they grow in size and then are either boiled or pressure cooked till soft.

This chana can be enjoyed just plain boiled, either hot or cold or be made into a chaat or subzi. Sprouted Chana is also healthier than just boiled chana as sprouting increases the vitamin C content!

Indian Kala Chana Recipes

Kala Chana AmbtiKala Chana Ambti

Kala Chana is an ingredient that is used in the Indian kitchen a lot whether in rice preparations or being added in subzis. Chana Spinach Rice is a beautiful medley of flavors that come together to make a perfect, fulfilling meal made with spinach, capsicums and tomatoes. Another rice dish that tastes superb with chana is Lajjatdar Handi Biryani. It is the perfect meal where every spoonful will make want more and more.

 Lajjatdar Handi Biryani Lajjatdar Handi Biryani

Kala Chana gives a very homely feel to the dish and no matter where I am in the world, it takes me right back to the hot chana subzi that my mother used to make.

Kala Chana Ambti is a finger licking subzi which has contrasting flavors of medium spiciness with mild sweetness which can be had with chapatis. Another homely dish is Chana Ghassi, a semi dry subzi with roasted spices and coconut coming through, perfect with rice!

Kala Chana Recipes for Snacks

Chana ChaatChana Chaat

You can make a lot of snacks varying from chaats and tikkis with boiled kala chana. But one of my favorites is Damni Dhokla. Even though it takes a long to prepare this multi legume dhokla, it is completely worth the effort when you actually try it!

 Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

If you want to go the classic route, there is always Chana Chaat! This street snack reminds me of my childhood when I ate this at the beach, I absolutely loved it! Chana with chaat masala, tomatoes, onions, spiciness of the chillies and sourness from the raw mangoes, it’s the ideal snack!

Roasted Chana combined with a salted peanuts, coated in masalas and spices, makes Masala Peanuts and Chana and ideal snack for school going kids or anyone going through hunger pangs. Apart from this, one can snack on plain boiled chana as well, with just a hint of red chilli powder and salt to jazz it up or add it to a mixed kathol bhaji and eat that as an evening snack.

 Mixed Kathol ( Gujarati Recipe) Mixed Kathol ( Gujarati Recipe)

Innovative Kala Chana Recipes

There are so many different types of food that can be made with kala chana! Salads are one of the popular recipes that always require some or the other innovation. Oats Chaat is the perfect example of this. Oats is the last thing that one expects to see in a chaat but it is as tasty as it is surprising. Combined with nutty chana and sweet pomegranate, it will surely be a favorite in your house!

 Oats Chaat  Oats Chaat

One more unique preparation is Mixed Pulses with Vegetables wherein a mix of masoor, chana and moong with cauliflower, onions and tomatoes with a strong masala to bring it all together!

Beneftis of Kala Chana

Kala chana : Kala chana is a healthy addition to your diet. Being high in protein and fiberKala Chana a good option for those aspiring weight loss. Like most pulses and legumes, kala chana also abounds in fiber, thus helping to keep you full for hours. When cooked with other healthy ingredients, kala chana is suitable for heart disease as well.

Diabetics too enjoy them in restricted quantities. Brimming with calcium, they support bone health and being a good source of iron, they help build red blood cells (RBC) and hemoglobin levels.

 Palak Chana Pulao   Palak Chana Pulao

Enjoy our kala chana recipes | Indian Kala Chana recipe collection below.

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Like Sambhar is to Tamil Nadu, Amti is to Maharashtra. Amti is a flavourful dal preparation that is frequently prepared in Maharashtrian households. It is a versatile dish with many variants, and this particular one is a Sprouted Kala Chana Amti. It is rich in fibre and protein due to the use of kal ....
daria chikki recipe | roasted chana dal chikki | daliya chikki | Lonavala daria chikki | with 14 amazing images. While peanut chikki, til chikki and mixed nut chikki and cashew chikki are ....
Mixed kathol features a wonderful combo of pulses cooked and presented the gujarati way. Kathol is part of the ‘jaman’ served during the festive seasons, but it is also made regularly in gujarati households throughout the year.
Traditionally, Mysore Masala Dosa is made by smearing dosas with a special Mysore chutney that is sweet, tangy, spicy and garlicky, and then stuffing it with delectable Potato Bhaji. Here, we have modified the recipe slightly, f ....
sukha bhel recipe | dry bhel |Mumbai roadside sukha bhel | with 20 amazing images. Sukha bhel, the best chaat for sudden hunger pangs, be it on a noisy railway platform or a quiet roadside! ....
A rare combination of coriander and fresh green garlic makes the Coriander Green Garlic Chutney flavourful, colourful and healthy! Green garlic, though seasonal, is definitely a worthy addition to this chutney as it multiplies the health benefits of garlic. Make this low-calorie chutney a little in ....
coconut chutney recipe | thangai chutney | coconut chutney 6 varieties | coconut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapa | nariyal chutney | with 20 amazing images.
This is how South Indian love to have their chana, and it’s so tasty that everybody will enjoy it, without a doubt! Cooked kala chana is tempered with mustard, urad dal and other traditional ingredients, and garnished with fresh and juicy grated coconu ....
oats and poha sukha bhel recipe | oats sukha bhel | oats bhel | healthy bhel | with 19 amazing images. oats and poha sukha bhel is a healthier version than Sukh ....
This simple snack can be made in a jiffy with readymade khakhra, and is a smart way to outwit sudden hunger pangs without reaching out for junk food! Tossed together with peanuts, daria and other crunchy stuff, this Healthy Khakhra Chivda has a very exciting mouth-feel. A couple of masalas add t ....
corn flakes chivda recipe | cornflakes chivda for Diwali | dry snacks for tiffin | corn chivda jar snack | corn flakes chivda is a sweet and salty
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
papad poha recipe | Diwali jar snack | quick Gujarati papad poha chivda | roasted papad poha (roasted flat rice flakes with papad) | papad poha is a crunchy jar s ....
A simple easy to make chutney made with mint and coriander leaves. The uses of this chutney are versatile from spread in sandwiches and wraps to an accompaniment with tikkis.
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