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Black Chickpeas



Black chickpeas, also known as kala chana, are a type of legume that is popular in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. They are small, dark-colored beans that have a nutty flavor. They are high in protein and fiber, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Black chickpeas can be cooked in a variety of ways, including boiled, roasted, or fried. They can be used in salads, soups, stews, curries, and other dishes. Black chickpeas can also be ground to a flour and made into rotis and parathas.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black chickpeas, soaked overnight

2 cups

vegetable oil

2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


cloves garlic, minced


ginger, minced

1 teaspoon

green chillies, finely chopped


turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

cumin powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

tomatoes, chopped


chopped fresh coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Drain the soaked chickpeas and set aside.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds and fry for a few seconds until fragrant.

Step 3:

Add the onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies and fry for a few minutes until the onion is softened.

Step 4:

Add the turmeric, coriander, cumin and garam masala and fry for a few more minutes.

Step 5:

Add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes are softened.

Step 6:

Add the chickpeas and stir to combine.

Step 7:

Add enough water to cover the chickpeas and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until the chickpeas are tender.

Step 8:

Add the fresh coriander leaves and season with salt to taste.

Step 9:

Serve hot with steamed rice or chapatis. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 9361 users have chowed down on Black Chickpeas a whopping 20496 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore, Bengaluru are the top 5 cities gobbling up Black Chickpeas like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Black Chickpeas, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Black Chickpeas is the food of choice for 15-18 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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