Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti

Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti

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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 kala chana, which is sprouted to ease digestion and improve the nutritional profile. When cooked with a masala paste of onions and dry spices, the Amti becomes quite irresistible, making it a perfect choice for weight watchers who like to enjoy tasty and spicy food.

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Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti recipe - How to make Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings


For the onion paste

    For the onion paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the onions turn light brown in colour. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Blend the mixture in a mixer to a smooth paste using 2 tbsp of water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the sprouts, 1½ cups of water and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape befoe opening the lid.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add the turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
  7. Add the onion paste and sauté on a medium flame again for 1 minute.
  8. Add the kala chana (along with water in which they were cooked) and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasaionally.
  9. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. For 1½ cups of sprouted kala chana, soak ¾ cup of raw kala chana in enough water in a bowl overnight, drain them and keep aside to sprout for 12 to 15 hours.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy 56 kcal
Protein 2.4 gm
Carbohydrate 7.32gm
Fat 1.9 gm
Fibre 1.3 gm

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Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti
 on 15 Mar 21 04:36 AM

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15 Mar 21 02:38 PM
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti
 on 12 Jan 21 04:28 AM

Truly enjoyed making this dish. Love sprouting the kala chana and dry roasting spices with the allium. Added rosemary and thyme to pressure cook with the kala chana. Added a little roasted beet to the onion spice mixture as beet is so beautiful in color and pairs nicely with the spice selection. Boosts the iron content! Served with a quick pickle of cubed roasted beets w aged balsamic and black quinoa.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
12 Jan 21 08:23 PM
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti
 on 11 Jun 15 04:21 PM

Spicy, masaledar with true flavours of Maharashtrian cusine. Being cooked in just 1 teaspooon of oil, its extremely healthy.
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti
 on 26 Nov 12 10:06 AM

Black Chana sprouted and pressure cooked. Lovely mildly spiced dry and rich in protein vegetable. Healthy recipe.