This spicy-tangy North Indian staple is more popular as a street food.And the best way to bring out the flavors is to pair it with Kulcha, a special bread which can be called a Flattened burger bun.The spices used in this are carefully picked so as to give the beans a true punjabi flavor.You may be tempted to add couple of more spices but trust me, those extra spices will not enhance the flavor.So lets keep it simple !
Serves: 3 Course : Main
Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time : 5 minutes
Ready in : 10 minutes Cuisine: Indian
2 cups boiled Garbanzo beans
1 teaspoon ghee/butter ( vegans use any oil )
1 tablespoon roasted, powdered Cumin seeds
1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon amchoor
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Salt as per taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro ( garnish )
1 small green chilli,chopped( garnish) / optional
- Heat ghee/butter in a medium pan. Add all the spices.Saute them for a minute.
- Add boiled garbanzo beans ( Chana ) to the spice mix.
- Garnish with cilantro & green chillies.
- Relish this spicy dish with burger buns / Kulcha/ bhatura, onion raita ( see recipe in the blog) AND any Indian pickle.
- Also can be enjoyed as a burrito filling.
Please note that if you plan to pressure cook the garbanzo beans ( Cholle), Do NOT over cook them. If you are not sure , use canned beans.
- This food is low in Saturated Fat,Cholesterol and Sodium.
- Also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.
Did you know?
- One cup of chickpeas can give you 30% of your daily protein.
- India produces more chickpeas than any other country (5,970,000 tons in 2008)