Chole /chane/chana/chickpeas/garbanzo beans, whatever you may call them, is the most consumed legume in the world! This pea originated in Middle East and has travelled all over the world. It is very popular in Indian cooking too! Be any party, the menu comprises of chole, be any pooja or hawan, and pundits are served chane, be it a weekend, and the lunch or dinner menu will include some chole recipe. You may follow any recipe you will always end up with something tempting. Being a Punjabi by birth I too am a chole lover. And by now I have tried many recipes for chana masala recipes (chole) and the best ones have found a place on the blog. And here I am collecting them and bringing together for all the chole lovers in the house.
Chickpea is rich in fibre as well as proteins. It provides fullness. Thereby, lowering the calories intake during the day! It helps you to stay away from junk food etc. Protein further help you to cut the body fat. It is very nutritional so even if you watch your diet, chickpeas will ensure that your body gets the required nutrients.
Being rich in fibre, it is very helpful in keeping the bowel movement proper. It helps to maintain the health of digestive system.
Chickpea is a rich source of proteins. It helps to fulfill the proteins requirements of vegetarians. And we all know the importance of proteins. Apart from that chickpeas also contain various vitamins, magnesium etc. All these nutrients are great for our hair, skin etc.
The glucose level of chickpeas is on the lower side. Further being rich in fibre, it helps to control the absorption of blood sugar. And indirectly it is helpful because of its high satiety; it reduces indulgence in high sugar level food.
There are many more health benefits of chickpeas and therefore we have many recipes of chickpeas so that you can find new ways and flavors to include it into your diet.
What is Chana Masala? It is flavourful chickpeas or chole curry which has the heat of chilies, sharpness of garlic, subtle flavor of fenugreek leaves i.e. Kasuri methi. There are many chickpeas curry recipes on the blog ranging from ...View Recipe
What is chana masala? Chickpeas cooked in scrumptious gravy which bursts with flavors of spices and has the hint of garlic and ginger and wears a gorgeous dark color is chana masala. The quick chana masala recipe uses chana masala powder which gives it most of the flavor and maintains the ...View Recipe
What is Amritsari Pindi Chole? Amritsari Pindi chole is a full-flavoured preparation of chickpeas (chole). Amritsari Pindi chole is spicy and tangy, with flavours of garlic, whole spices, pomegranate seeds, fried green chillies. Amritsari Pindi chole can be served with kulcha, bhatura, pa...View Recipe
What is Pindi Chole? Flavorful choley prepared by a very interesting method. The recipe has no onion or tomato. It has ginger, garlic and green chilies. I, however, skipped garlic. If you like it, feel free to add it. It has lots of spices....View Recipe
What is Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe? Aloo tikki chaat is a crusty potato patty teamed with tangy and spicy chickpeas gravy garnished with crunchy onions and fresh coriander and spiced with chaat masala. Aloo tikki chaat is a complete meal in itself. It can be served for brunch or light lunch. ...View Recipe
What is Chana Masala Restaurant Style? Chana Masala Restaurant Style is a preparation of chickpeas cooked in a flavourful onion tomato based gravy. It has the heat of spices, the tanginess of dried pomegranate seeds (anaardana) and dried mango powder (amchur), the punch of ginger, garlic, ...View Recipe
What is Aloo Chole? Aloo Chole is a simple yet tasty gravy preparation of potatoes and chickpeas (chole). It is mildly spiced and has a very simple gravy. When combined with Poori, aloo chole make a great brunch ...View Recipe
What is Halwai Style Aloo Chole? Aloo chole is flavourful preparation of chickpeas (chole). It has been pepped up with lots of whole spices, it has the kick of dry pomegranate seeds, the sharpness of ginger and garlic … basically it is loaded with spiciness, tanginess, hotness etc. Do tr...View Recipe
What is Jain Chana Masala Recipe? A chickpeas preparation made without the use of any onions or garlic still very delightful and scrumptious is Jain chana masala. There are occasion whe nwe avoid eating onion and garlic. For such occasion chana masala recipe without onion garlic is perfect...View Recipe
What is Punjabi Chana Masala Powder? It is a flavor-packed spice mix that can kick up any chana/chole recipe. It gives pungency and buzz to the dish. I love to use this masala when I am making some chana or chole recipe and don’t have the time/mood/energy to work too muc...View Recipe