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Delicious Garbanzo bean curry cooked in hara masala. Indian Garbanzo Green Curry popularly called as Kala Channa Hara masala is an explicit side dish cooked with aromatic fresh herbs and spinach. The dish is spiced with some green chillies, garam masala and flavoured with freshly crushed fennel powder that gives an amazing zest to the dish.
Kala Channa or Desi chana is also known as Bengal gram has a very unique, nutty and distinctive flavour. It is either cooked with freshly ground masala or with fresh hara masala that enhances the taste of the black chickpeas giving the chana a wonderful taste on bite. Kala Chana is commonly known as Kadala in Southern India.
Recipe: Indian Garbanzo Curry – Kala Channa Hara Masala
The Kala chana offers umpteen health benefits, has a very low glycemix index which makes it suitable for diabetic people. It is low in fat & cholesterol, high in dietary fiber and rich in proteins making them an excellent hearty healthy food choice. The Kala chana hara masala is a yummy side dish that usually had with any type of Indian flatbreads during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Generally it is said that the black Chana keeps you full, hence fennel is used enhancing the taste of the dish and for easy digestion.
In India, it is a very common practice where you find people chewing fennel seeds after meals. This is done mainly to facilitate digestion and eliminate bad breath. Fennel is a versatile ingredient used in mouth fresheners, desserts, oils and toothpaste etc. It is a pleasant smelling ingredient native to Mediterranean but found throughout the world. Apart from Fennel, coriander and mint leaves too gives awesome taste and flavour to the dish. It also gives a nice green color and makes the dish healthy and nutritious to eat.
Spinach is another excellent green leafy vegetables power packed with amazing nutrients and vitamins. Overall this Kala Chana Hara Masala is a fanastic, nutritious and healthy dish, full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that is best for growing children. Do try making this dish and enjoy its exotic taste. I am sure the taste of this curry will linger your taste buds for a long time and shall intense your craving for more. Do try this recipe and enjoy the authentic flavours.
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LifeEmbolden Posted on Tue May 21 2013
chef, I saw a photo of you doing a "frog jump" in facebook, normally kids in school do that jump and taught in scouting too. Only now I knew you did that jump, after eating this "kala channa hara masala" hahaha...Reply 0 - Replies
dipalee86 Posted on Tue May 21 2013
Chef I must say u have plenty of variety to present . I m just so much fed up of regular punjabi. , and guj curries....plz keep on uploading"" different ""type of curriesReply 0 - Replies
ChargingMinds Posted on Fri May 24 2013
Full of fat I guess we drink oil in this. Once in a blue moon ok I guess. But Chef love your dish. 5 stars...Reply 0 - Replies
Karmen Rodríguez García Posted on Sat Jun 15 2013
Hi, i will like to do more staff with garbanzos, pls give the names of your recipies eith this, i am not familiar with indian food. I did your grandmom recepie of curry, i thought it will be imposible to do, Here in México, we are not use to do thReply 0 - Replies
Malithi De Alwis Posted on Wed Mar 16 2016
thank you for the great guidence on cooking great work keep it up?Reply 0 - Replies
Pooja Rao Posted on Wed Jan 29 2014
This was an awesome recipe!! I was looking for something other than usual tomato-onion base for cooking chana and this was a brilliant alternative!Reply 0 - Replies
Nazneen Sk Posted on Tue May 21 2013
Love it..!!!Reply 0 - Replies