Kala chana Masala Recipe-Black chickpea curry cooked with tomatoes and basic Indian spices- a Punjabi speciality
Chick peas /chana is a very healthy legume and is loved all over India .White chickpea/kabuli chana and kala chana both are equally delicious and healthy.There are so many methods depends on regional and personal preference but the most popular is the Punjabi chholey . As we love punjabi food so often makes my favourite –Rajma masala, Kadhai Mushroom, the most popular recipe of my Blog -Aloo Gobhi dhaba style , KabulI chana pulao and so many curries and parathas regularly.
The black chana can be boiled and served as a a chat or snack item, like this –Kala Chana Chat or a delicious curry can also be made to serve along rice orr chapatis. I have added some chana daal/bengal gram in it to add some gravy and body to the curry but it is optional ,you can also make it withour adding chanan daal. both tatse equally delicious .I often serve it with jeera rice or plain steamed rice. I have made it semi thick gravy but you can make it thin or dry according to your taste ,iF you want to serve it with rice then make the gravy on thinner side and if you want to serve it with poori or roti then can make it thicker.so you can easily adjust the consistency of this kala chana curry
Kala chana is a very healthy, a very good option for vegetarian as it is rich in protein and so many other nutrients .It is also very rich in dietery fiber and is good for diabetic and for people on diet .Kala chana is slightly heavy to digest so ginger and asafoetida is added in it for easy digestion.