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Boiled Black Chana



Boiled black chana is boiled black chickpeas. Boiled black chana is a healthy and nutritious dish that is high in protein, iron and fiber. The chickpeas are boiled until they are soft. They are eaten plain or mixed with onions, tomatoes and spices and relished as a chat. Boiled black chana can also be added to salads, soups and wraps to boost the nutrient content.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black chana

1 cup


2 cups


1 teaspoon

cumin powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


1 tablespoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon

- 2

green chilies



1 teaspoon

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the black chana overnight in enough water.

Step 2:

Drain the water and rinse the chana.

Step 3:

In a pressure cooker, add the chana, 2 cups of water, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, amchur powder, turmeric powder, and ginger-garlic paste.

Step 4:

Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or until the chana is cooked.

Step 5:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and green chilies.

Step 6:

Add the cooked chana and mix well.

Step 7:

Add jaggery and mix well.

Step 8:

Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the chana is cooked through.

Step 9:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 30699 users have chowed down on Boiled Black Chana a whopping 52352 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Boiled Black Chana, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in october.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Boiled Black Chana is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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