6 Different Recipes To Make With The Nutritious Black Chana
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Kala Chana or black chana is a very popular legume in India that is widely consumed in many north Indian states as well as in eastern and western states. People in India like to make a lot of different dishes and snacks with the help of this legume which is highly regarded for its significant protein and vitamin content. 

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The lentil is also considered an extremely healthy choice for someone who is trying to eat healthy. However, many people in India are still not aware of different dishes that can be made with the help of black chana and only make the conventional one or two recipes on repeat. This can become boring which is why here are six delicious and healthy recipes that can be made at home using black chana.

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* Banarasi Ghugni

Banarasi ghugni is a famous dish from the popular city of Varanasi and is one of the most famous snacks among tourists. It is made from both black chana and Kabuli chana and served with some fresh kachoris. This kala chana dish is like a blast of flavours in the mouth and is made with different Indian spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, turmeric powder, mustard, seeds, and many more. The whole dish is cooked in a lot of ghee which gives it a different type of heaviness. The chana is cooked in a heavy-bottomed pan until it starts smoking. Banarasi ghugni can also be consumed with some fresh bhaturas or puris. 

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* Black Chana in Coconut Stew

Black chana, which is made with some coconut stew, is an unconventional and very refreshing recipe. The dish can be consumed with some boiled rice and fresh vegetables on the side. Some boiled black chana are simply immersed in a stew that is made from coconut milk, herbs, and spices, and boiled vegetables like zucchini, bottle, guard and eggplants. The final step is to add some lime juice and basil leaves before serving it fresh.

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* Kala Chana Chaat

Kala chana chaat is a very tangy and spicy recipe that is extremely healthy and can be consumed at any time of the day. It is made by simply boiling some black chickpeas and then mixing them with the concoction of finely chopped vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and any other vegetable of choice. All of this can be mixed with a lot of chaat masala, green chillies and lemon juice. The final step is to add some fresh coriander leaves. It's an exceptionally delicious dish that is also fully healthy.

* Bachka 

Bachka is a popular dish from Bihar, which is not healthy but definitely heavy in taste. These are fresh and crispy pakoras that are made with a batter of mashed black chana, besan, onions, and different types of spices like turmeric, red chilli powder, green chillies, ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, and many more. The batter is then put inside some smouldering oil to cook crunchy pakora. This dish is a representation of the true culinary picture of Bihar. These are served with some chai and tempered green chillies.

* Kale Chane Ke Kebab

Kale chane ke kebab is a great vegan and vegetarian option for people who want to enjoy something delicious and decadent, which is not made from meat or any dairy products. It is also extremely healthy and is made by using boiled kale chana, multigrain bread and some spices like turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, seeds, mustard seeds, and many more. The mixture of all these things can be made into the form of small kebabs that can be either deep-fried or pan-fried. They taste the best when served with some homemade green chutney.

* Sookhe Kale Chaane

Sookhe kale chane is the perfect accompaniment for some fresh puris. This combination along with some halwa is served on the occasion of Ashtami. The dry black chickpeas are made by using very few but impactful ingredients. These chaanas are made specifically in the black cauldron that gives them their distinctive colour. The most evident flavour present in this dish is that of cumin seeds and aamchoor. These are not heavily spicy so just adding a pinch of red chilli powder and garam masala is enough. To bring together the flavours of all the spices, one can add some lemon juice to the end.