Chana kulcha/ Tangy Garbanzo

 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.

Serving suggestions
  • 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.
Special Instructions

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.
Nutrional Value
  • 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)


  1. Good to know that 🙂

  2. tried it today …turned out awesome.. it will be on my blog soon !!

  3. I guess I need to cut down on the extra spices !! I will try this one soon.

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