Quick Punjabi Kala Chana Bowl
Experience the authentic flavors of Punjab in this delightful bowl packed with wholesome nutrition. The star of this dish is ‘Kala Chana’ or black chickpeas, cooked to perfection in aromatic Indian spices. Low in calories yet high in dietary fiber and protein, it is an excellent choice for those keeping a check on their calorie intake.
1/2 cup Kala Chana (Black Chickpea)
1 large Tomato (pureed)
1 large Onion (finely chopped)
1 small Green Chili (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
1. Soak the kala chana overnight or for at least 8 hours. Rinse them well and cook in a pressure cooker with enough water and a pinch of salt until they are well done.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
3. Add chopped onions to the pan and sauté until they turn golden brown.
4. Now add green chili and tomato puree. Stir well.
5. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Stir them well with other ingredients and cook until oil separates from the masala.
6. Now add the pressure-cooked kala chana to the pan. Stir well so that the Chana is well coated with the masala.
7. Cook for another 5-10 minutes on low flame.
8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving. Your Punjabi Kala Chana Bowl is ready to be enjoyed.
This Quick Punjabi Kala Chana Bowl is a bliss for those who crave for an Indian touch in their meals. Its rich yet simple preparation technique ensures you get the right balance of spice, flavor and nutrition. Incorporating the goodness of protein-rich Kala Chana, this bowl will not only satiate your taste buds but will also keep you full for longer. This dish, with its rich flavors and modern bowl presentation, is a great way to explore and appreciate the culinary brilliance of Punjab. Take your senses on a gastronomic journey right in the comfort of your kitchen. Happy Cooking!