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The Versatile Legumes -Black Garbanzo (Kala-Chana)

Black Garbanzo (Kala-Chana) is extremely versatile legumes and an excellent source of protein with high dietary fiber content and lower glycemic index. The popular spicy-delicious snack of many East Asian countries is sold on pedestal stands, in paper or dried leaf cone with a squeeze of lemon and a garnish of finely chopped onion and cilantro is also extremely easy to prepare. Throw in the pot few additional high potency ingredients like turmeric, ginger-garlic, cilantro, lime will not only do the healing of several ailments but will also add to taste.

      I prefer to soak the legumes overnight or wait a little more for a tiny sprout, then give a little boil to soften with a spoon of         oil and spices. As always sprouting legumes is super-healthy as it will enhance the nutritious value of vitamins and minerals.

Black Garbanzo Beans

1 lb.    Organic Black Garbanzo, soaked in water overnight or more
1 tsp.  Ginger-Garlic Paste
1         Onion, roughly chopped
1 tsp.   Dried Coriander powder
1 tsp    Chat Masala powder
1 tbsp  Tamarind Juice (adjust to taste)
1 tbsp  Brown Sugar
1 tbsp  Tomato Ketchup
             Salt and Red Chili powder to taste
2 tbsp  Cooking Oil

For Garnish: 
Finely chopped fresh Cilantro, Onion, and a generous squeeze of fresh lime

How To Prepare:
  • On a medium heat place the pot with garbanzo, ginger-garlic paste, cooking oil and water just enough to cover
  • Cover the lid and cook until garbanzo is just soft. Do not overcook
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the water is fully absorbed
  • Sprinkle a spoon of oil, adjust spices to taste and saute for an additional minute
  • Garnish with chopped onion, cilantro, squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of chat masala
Recipe By: Quddus Mohammed

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