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127 kala chana recipes

Last Updated : Sep 30,2021

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

128 Kala chana, red chana, brown chickpeas Recipes | Recipes using kala chana, red chana | Indian brown chickpeas Recipes |

128 Kala chana, red chana, brown chickpeas Recipes | Recipes using kala chana, red chana | Indian brown chickpeas Recipes. Kala 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!

Health benefits of kala chana, red chana, brown chickpeas

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 128 Kala chana, red chana, brown chickpeas Recipes | Recipes using kala chana, red chana | Indian brown chickpeas Recipes | below.


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Chana Chaat,  Kala Chana Chaat Recipe
Recipe# 33111
14 Apr 20

 by Tarla Dalal
chana chaat recipe | kala chana chaat | black chana chaat | black chickpea salad | with amazing 19 images. chana chaat is known as kala chana ....
Kala Chana Amti, Maharashtrian Kala Chana Ambti
Recipe# 3576
02 Sep 21

 by Tarla Dalal
kala chana amti recipe | sprouted kala chana ambti | healthy Maharashtrian amti | with 53 amazing images. kala chana amti recipe | sprouted kala chana ambti |
Kala Chana Ambti, Red Chana Ambti
Recipe# 31049
16 Jul 21

by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickling curry of sprouted kala chana, cooked with whole spices, ginger-green chilli paste and jaggery. Medium-spicy with a mild sweetness, the Kala Chana Ambti has a very homely flavour, which literally makes you lick your fingers with delight after you’re done. Had wit ....
Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe
Recipe# 32816
01 Oct 20

by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Coconut Chutney  ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1653
26 Apr 21

 by Tarla Dalal
coconut chutney recipe | thangai chutney | coconut chutney 6 varieties | coconut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapa | nariyal chutney | with 20 amazing images.
Poha Chivda ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4890
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
Crispy beaten rice flavoured with peanut and spices makes a delicious any time snack.
Healthy Lemon Rice
Recipe# 3584
13 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
healthy lemon rice recipe | quick and easy healthy lemon rice | South Indian style healthy lemon rice | healthy lemon rice side dish | with 15 amazing images. healthy l ....
Mysore  Masala Dosa with Green Chutney
Recipe# 807
17 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Coconut Chutney ( Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1467
11 Sep 19

by Tarla Dalal
coconut chutney recipe | coconut chutney for idli | coconut chutney for dosa | nariyal chutney | with 16 amazing images. This super popular coconut chutney recipe ....
Chana Spinach Rice
Recipe# 30847
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Chana and spinach will take your kids right to the top of their class’ rank list! they are rich in folic acid, protein, calcium and other nutrients that sharpen one’s brains. If you have cooked rice at hand, this dish can be put together in a jiffy.
Poha and Oats  Chivda ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33027
20 Aug 09

 by Tarla Dalal
Poha and oats chivda,fibre rich oats, iron rich poha and protein rich chana dal make for a healthy variation of the traditional fried chivda. Make in bulk and store it in an airtight container. Enjoy as an in-between snack without worrying about straying from your weight-loss regime.
Vegetable Rava Idli with Coconut Chutney
Recipe# 33104
26 Jul 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Dotted with vibrantly coloured, assorted veggies, this soft and sumptuous rava idli is a perfect dish to start your day with. The mild tanginess of curds and subtle notes of chilli paste make the Vegetable Rava Idli very flavourful, while veggies like sweet corn and carrot offer soft, juicy breaks i ....
Coconut Chutney ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33386
06 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
An all time favourite accompaniment to be served with south indian delicacy snacks.
Coriander Green Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 4695
23 Aug 21

by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Healthy Chivda
Recipe# 7584
14 Jun 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Made in just 1 teaspoon of oil, this puffed cereal and cornflakes chivda is lighter and healthier than the original.
Sukha Bhel ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33404
16 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
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! ....
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33276
16 May 10

by Tarla Dalal
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
Curry Leaves Chutney Powder
Recipe# 1660
04 Aug 21

by Tarla Dalal
curry leaves powder | curry leaves chutney powder | South-Indian curry leaves chutney powder | karibevu chutney powder | Kari bevu chutney pudi |
Green Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 33385
22 Apr 20

 by Tarla Dalal
green garlic chutney recipe | chutney for Indian deep fried snack | rolls | healthy coriander garlic chutney | | with 14 amazing images. Green Garlic Chutney is a popular condiment of the ....
Oats Chaat
Recipe# 35075
17 Apr 21

 by Tarla Dalal
oats chaat recipe | healthy chaat | Indian oats recipes | easy healthy chaat for parties | with 24 amazing images. oats chaat is an intelligent combination of jui ....
Oats and Poha Chivda
Recipe# 22296
01 May 20

 by Tarla Dalal
healthy oats chivda recipe | oats and poha chivda | how to make healthy oats poha chivda | with 18 amazing images. Oats and Poha Chivda is made from dry roasting oats and poha. Then a tempe ....
Double Decker Idlis Stuffed with Potato and Chutney
Recipe# 814
16 Mar 17

 by Tarla Dalal
In South India, idli is everyday fare, made once a day or sometimes even more frequently. As a result, nobody gives it a second thought. However, this recipe will make you stop and pay some attention to the versatility of the humble idli. In this yummy recipe, we have cooked the idli batter with ....
Lajjatdar Handi Biryani
Recipe# 30968
23 Nov 14

by Tarla Dalal
Handi Biryani is absolutely superior to those made with other methods like open or pressure cooking, even though it appears to use similar ingredients. The simple process of sealing the lid with chapati dough and allowing the ingredients to cook within a covered environment makes all the differe ....
Hyderabadi Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 5291
18 Oct 19

by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grated cauliflower replaces coconut to create a healthier and heart-friendly version of the traditional Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan. Although most people will not think of pressure-cooking brinjals, here we have opted for that method so as to retain the nutrients and reduce the oil required. As a res ....
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