Kala Chana Masala is prepared from dried kala chana which belongs to the desi variety that are brown to black in color and smaller in size. It is different from the regular chickpeas. These are widely used in Indian Cuisine for preparing a variety of dishes like curry, stew and stir fry dishes. This one pot Kala Chana Masala is sure enough to impress the whole family. With just 30-40 minutes of time, this spicy and thick flavored Kala Chana Masala can be served on the table for a fuss free dinner. The spicy flavored Kala Chana Masala can be served with paratha, roti, naan and even with steamed rice. Lentils like chickpeas and beans are a good variety of healthy legumes rich in plant based protein and other vital nutrients. Most Indian households often cook kala chana dishes since they are tasty, healthy, protein packed and fibre rich. These protein rich wholesome dishes are good for a balanced healthy life.
To prepare Black Chickpeas Masala, boil the soaked black chickpeas in a pressure cooker for about 20-25 minutes on medium heat. Soaking the chickpeas softens the skin. Cooked chickpeas are then curried with a thick spicy masala gravy. This curry recipe can be prepared either in a semi dry variety or gravy based. Kala Chana Masala is a popular dish in Indian Cuisine and you can discover almost all homes preparing the dish every now and then. In Kerala, traditional Puttu is served with Black Chickpeas Masala. This is a favorite and much cherished breakfast dish among the Malayalee community. Nostalgic feelings are involved with puttu and kadala. Kids love the dish and you can reduce the chilly flavor since kids want it mild. You can explore a well detailed nutritious Black Chickpeas Masala recipe here. Enjoy the dish with your family.