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How To Make Black Chickpea At Home

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The recipe I am going to share is from Punjabi cuisine. I am talking about black chickpeas. It is a healthy recipe. Black chickpeas are made with spices, tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and chilies.

Black chickpeas

This recipe is perfect for vegetarians who want to add some protein to their diet. Black chickpea serves this purpose perfectly. They contain a lot of protein and fiber and are a complete meal itself. Because of the low-calorie count, it is also recommended to diabetic persons. It is a simple yet nutritious dish.

To make black chickpea, heat oil in it and sauté all the spices in it. Add onions, green chili, and ginger garlic paste and sauté. Stir in tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, mango powder, and red chili powder. Now, add soaked black chickpeas and sauté. Pour 3 cups of water and mix them well. Cook it for 8 whistles. Season it with garam masala and cilantro.

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Ingredients For Black Chickpea

  • 3 teaspoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 pods Cardamom
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Fenugreek Leaves
  • Pinch Of Asafoetida
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Green Chili (slit)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup Tomato (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 3 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Mango Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 cup Black Chana (soaked overnight)

How Much Time Will It Take To Make Black Chickpea?

Preparation TimeCooking timeTotal time
10 Minutes20 Minutes30 Minutes

Steps To Make Black Chickpea

Black chickpeas
  1. Take a pressure cooker and heat 3 teaspoons of oil in it. Saute asafoetida, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, cardamom and dry fenugreek leaves. 
  2. Add onions, green chilli and ginger garlic paste and sauté until the fragrance goes away. Stir in tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy and soft.
  3. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, mango powder and red chilli powder to it and cook on low flame till tomatoes release the oil. 
  4. Now, add soaked black chickpeas and sauté for 1 minute.
  5. Pour 3 cups of water and mix them well. Cover and cook it for 8 whistles or until black chickpeas turn soft.
  6. Season it with garam masala, coriander and stir well.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutritional Breakdown of Black Chickpea

Let us know how much nutrition this healthy dish can offer you. 


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