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Sookhe Kale Chane (Dry Black Chickpeas Recipe)

Sookhe Kale Chane is a very tasty and healthy Indian side dish. You can have this dish for snack or breakfast also. It is tangy and spicy dish, which is quite easy to prepare. I am sure you all will enjoy this dish, serve it with hot chapati or roti or poori.

Sookhe Kale Chane
Sookhe Kale Chane

This is a dry dish, you can pack this in your kid’s tiffin box. In my family, we have this recipe for breakfast quite often. I love having kala chana with out pooris or roti. Just drizzle some lemon juice and garnish with chopped onion and enjoy this healthy dish. For this recipe you need to soak black chickpeas overnight.

Few health benefits of Kala chana (black chickpeas) are :

  1. They are full of soluble and insoluble fibres, which is why they aids in weight loss.
  2. They are good for heart as they contains a considerable amount of folate and magnesium.
  3. Their low glycemic index makes them good food to stabilize blood sugar levels.
  4. Very good source of Iron. If you are anaemic they are one of the best food to have.
  5. For people who takes diet rich of protein, they can include this protein rich lentil in their healthy diet.

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Serves: 3-4

Duration: 30 minutes (cook time) 6-8 hours (soaking time)

Ingredients for Sookhe Kale Chane

Kala chana / Black Chickpeas250 gms
Onion (chopped)1
Green chilli (chopped)2
Tomato (chopped)1
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds1 tsp
Rai / Mustard seeds1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder1 tsp
Turmerc powder1/2 tsp
Coriander powder1.5 tsp
Oil2 tbsp
Water1 cup
Coriander leaves (chopped)for garnishing
Salt1 tsp or as per taste

Method for Sookhe Kale Chane

  • Rinse well and soak kale chane (black chickpeas) overnight or for 6-8 hours at least.

  • Strain water and keep the chickpeas aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, let them crackle.

  • Then add the onions in the cooker, cook till onions becomes soft and translucent.

  • Add chopped green chillies and ginger garlic paste, cook for 2-3 minutes.

  • Now add chopped tomatoes in the cooker.

  • Add the chickpeas and all the dry masalas in the cooker, mix well. Add one cup water and close the lid of pressure cooker.

  • Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Let the pressure drop, check the chana, whether they are cooked completely or not. If they are tender and there is some water, cook till the water dries and oil starts appearing.

  • Garnish the dish with chopped coriander and serve hot !
Sookhe Kale Chane
Sookhe Kale Chane

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