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Kala Chana Masala | Keto Black Chickpeas Masala Recipe

by Pradeep Mamgain
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I usually make this spicy Kala Chana Masala chana recipe (also known as sukha kala chana) quite often. One of the reasons for this apart from it being flavorful and yummy is that I cook it for my mother. She has diabetes which has become a common health condition these days especially here in India. Every other person is suffering from this disease that is making it extremely difficult to lead a normal life. If you are suffering from diabetes, you need to be careful about what you eat. Because your choice of food will impact your sugar levels. There are many food habits you can change and you can include this diabetic-friendly recipe in your diet.

Kala Chana Masala | Keto Black Chickpeas Masala Recipe

Kala chana or black chickpea is a good source of protein and can be added to your daily diet to control blood sugar levels through the day. You can also make this recipe for the Ashtami/Navmi prasad during the Navratri festival. Enjoy it as is, or pair it with pooris to make a lip-smacking Ashtami prasad.

How to make kala chana masala

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  1. Soak black chickpeas overnight or for 7 to 8 hours.
  2. Pressure cook with baking soda and salt.
  3. Make a paste of dry spices.
  4. Saute dry spices paste with whole spices and tomatoes.
  5. Add chickpeas and spices for flavor.

Ingredients

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  • black chickpeas (use good quality black chickpeas)
  • whole spices (cumin seeds)
  • dried spices (ground turmeric, ground red chili, ground coriander, mango powder, garam masala)
  • asafoetida – gluten free, fenugreek leaves (for flavor, use gluten-free asafoetida)
  • salt, clarified butter, baking soda, chili flakes
  • and for the veggies:
    • ginger, tomato, green chili, and coriander leaves

A FEW FINAL THOUGHTS

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  • Serving: Kala chana masala tastes great when served hot and spicy. Add chopped onions, chat masala, and some sev to it and munch it as a yummy evening snack with tea. 
  • Additions: If you don’t like spicy chana, boil it, and then add a little bit of black pepper powder and rock salt. Your healthy protein-rich diabetic-friendly diet is ready.
  • Caution: If you don’t soak chickpeas for sufficient time, they would be hard to cook. If you are gl
Kala Chana Masala | Keto Black Chickpeas Masala Recipe

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Kala Chana Masala | Keto Black Chickpeas Masala Recipe

Pradeep Mamgain
Are you looking for a diabetes-friendly keto recipe? This chana masala recipe is ideal for that. A good source of protein and control blood sugar levels.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Soaking Time 6 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Fasting
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 grams black chickpeas soak overnight or for 7 to 8 hours
  • 2.5 grams baking soda ½ tsp
  • 10 grams salt 2 tsp
  • 2 grams ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • 2 grams ground red chili 1 tsp
  • 4 grams ground coriander 2 tbsp
  • 16 grams clarified butter (ghee) 1 tbsp
  • 2.5 grams cumin seeds 1 tsp | roasted
  • 15 grams ginger minced
  • 0.4 gram asafoetida ¼ tsp | gluten-free
  • 150 grams tomato puree
  • 3 grams mango powder 1.5 tsp
  • 5 grams green chili slit
  • 2 grams chili flakes 1 tbsp
  • 2 grams garam masala 1 tsp
  • 1.5 grams fenugreek leaves 1 tbsp | dry
  • 10 grams coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • First of all, take 250 g black chickpeas, soak it overnight or 7 to 8 hours.
  • Add enough water and soak it for overnight or 7 to 8 hours. In a pressure cooker, add soaked chickpeas, and then add 500 ml water.
  • Now, add 2.5 g baking soda and 5 g salt.
  • Cook chickpeas on medium-flame until the first whistle blows. Turn the flame to low after the first whistle has blown. Then, cook chickpeas on the low flame for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain chickpeas, don't throw the cooking water. You can take this nutrient-rich water hot with rock salt.
  • Now, wait until the pressure of cooker releases; chickpeas should be cooked all the way through and soft. You can check it by pressing it between the thumb and finger.
  • Take a bowl. Now, add 5 g salt, 2 g turmeric powder, 2 g red chilli powder, and 4 g coriander powder.
  • Add water, mix spices, and rest the mixture for 5 min.
  • In a kadhai, heat clarified butter on medium heat. Next, add 2.5 g roasted cumin seeds. Let them sizzle a bit.
  • Now, add 15 g ginger, 0.4 g asafoetida, and then add the spices mixture we prepared in the bowl. Mix well and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add 150 g blended tomatoes, 3 g mango powder, and 2 whole green chilies. Cook until oil separates from the pan.
  • Add chickpeas and mix well and then cook on low flame for 1 minute. Add 2 g chili flakes, 2 g garam masala, and 1.5 g fenugreek leaves.
  • Mix well and cook for one minute and then add 10 g chopped coriander leaves.

Notes

  • Serving: Kala chana masala tastes great when served hot and spicy. Add chopped onions, chat masala, and some sev to it and munch it as a yummy evening snack with tea. 
  • Additions: If you don’t like spicy chana, boil it, and then add a little bit of black pepper powder and rock salt. Your healthy protein-rich diabetic-friendly diet is ready.
  • Caution: If you don’t soak chickpeas for sufficient time, they would be hard to cook.
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