Healthy Kala Chana Soup That You Must Add To Your Diet

The changing season necessitates some healthy indulgence, but cooking an extravagant meal in this rainy weather can seem intimidating. But what if we told you that you can now add a flavour twist to your meal with this soothing, tasty, yet simple Kala Chana soup recipe?

Most of us associate Kala Chana with desi delights such as Chana ki sabzi or kala chana tossed with spices and ghee, but this modern twist on the delicious Kala Chana will give your body the right dose of nutrition and the melange of spices, veggies, and herbs will take your love for soups to a whole new level.

Benefits Of Kala Chana Soup

Kala chana, also known as black chickpeas, is a nutritional powerhouse that is high in protein, fibre, salt, and carbs, to name a few. Including Kala Chana in your daily diet helps aid digestion, prevent liver enlargement, and mouth ulcers, as well as promote immunity due to its high iron concentration. Kala Chana, according to Ayurveda, aids in the balance of all three doshas: Vata, Pitha, and Kapha. Here's a simple Kala Chana soup recipe that you can make at home by combining seasonal vegetables, spices, and herbs.

Steps To Make Kala Chana At Home

    You'll need to soak 2 cups of kala chana overnight to create this simple soup at home. Drain the water the next morning and give it a good rinsing.

    Next, put 4 cups of water into a pressure cooker. While waiting, chop 5 garlic cloves, 1 inch of ginger, whole black peppercorns, salt as needed, and some coriander leaves to your liking on a cutting board. For three to four whistles, pressure-cook the food with the lid closed. Next, extinguish the flame.

    Take a skillet, add 1 tablespoon of butter, 2 minced ginger cloves, 1 cup of baby spinach leaves, 1 cup of pumpkin puree, and 1 chopped onion. Cook all of this with a dash of 1 teaspoon each of paprika, salt, and roasted cumin powder.

    After that, add the flavorful broth and Chana, stir well, and let the soup simmer until the liquid is less runny and it has thickened. To spice up the soup, add 2 tablespoons of fresh cream, a handful of coriander leaves, and a pinch of oregano. Serve the soup and enjoy it with your loved ones.