Boiled Chick Peas – TRS

Chick Peas are also known as chana. They are pale and light brown and are used whole. They can be used in stews, soups and salads as well as curry recipes.

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These are boiled and canned for convenience and tend to be softer than the dried ones once cooked. Chickpeas are creamy-white, protein-rich legumes used in the Indian and international cuisine. They are also known as Chana, Chole or Kabuli Chana. These pre-boiled TRS Chickpeas are almost ready to use, requiring only a few minutes of cooking with the curry masala to absorb the flavour of the gravy.

Uses
– Chickpeas are used in many Middle Eastern countries in dishes like falafels.
– Along with spices, tomato, ginger garlic, onion and Indian spices it is prepared as a very delicious main course dish – ‘chhole’ – which is usually served with rice, puri or bhatura.
– It can be added to chaats, salads and soups.
– It can be consumed as snacks when roasted with some spices.
– It is used to prepare the South Indian ‘Sundal’ during the festival of Navratri and Gollu.
– It can also act as a binding agent, and can be used to prepare patties.

Health Benefits
– Chickpeas are rich in fibre and thus can aid weight loss.
– As it is rich in protein, Chana is a healthy addition to a vegetarian diet.
– It contains iron and manganese which helps in boosting the energy levels.
– It is believed to be helpful in stabilizing blood sugar.
– It helps in lowering bad cholesterol.
– It contains a lot of folic acid.

Recipe: Chhole
1. Take 2 Chhole tins, remove the water, wash and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, fry 2 chopped onions for 5 minutes. Then add 1 tsp grated garlic & ginger, and green chillies (optional). Fry till the onions are soft and add 2 spoons of chana masala and sauté on low heat.
3. Then add 1 chopped tomato and 1 tsp crushed kasoori methi. Cook till the mix becomes soft and comes together.
4. Add the chana to this mixture along with salt and a little water to make a thick gravy. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
5. Garnish with chopped onions, coriander leaves, lemon juice and serve hot with puris or bhaturas.

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250g, 400g, 800g

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