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Kala Chana



Kala Chana is a type of small, dark-colored chickpea that is popular in Indian cuisine. It is also known as Bengal gram or black chickpea. Kala Chana is high in protein and fiber, and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It is often used in curries, salads, and other dishes. Kala Chana is also used to make a popular snack called chana chaat, which is a mix of boiled Kala Chana, onions, tomatoes, and spices.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black chickpeas (kala chana)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

onion, chopped


tomato, chopped


green chillies, chopped



1 teaspoon

garlic paste

cumin powder

1 teaspoon

coriander leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Soak the black chickpeas overnight in water.

Step 2:

Drain the water and pressure cook the chickpeas with 1 cup of water for 3-4 whistles.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.

Step 4:

Once the cumin seeds start to crackle, add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 6:

Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft.

Step 7:

Add all the dry spices - coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, amchur powder and salt.

Step 8:

Mix everything well and cook for a few minutes.

Step 9:

Add the cooked chickpeas and mix everything together.

Step 10:

Add 1/2 cup of water and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 11:

Garnish with cumin powder and chopped coriander leaves.

Step 12:

Serve hot with chapati or rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 19506 users have chowed down on Kala Chana a whopping 42416 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Indore, Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh are the top 5 cities gobbling up Kala Chana like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Kala Chana, 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: Kala Chana is the food of choice for 15-18 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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