Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chatpata Chana

It is a North Indian dish. Bengal gram has a very low glycemic index which makes it suitable for people with blood sugar problems
It is a healthy tea time or coffee break snack.

  • 1 cup Bengal Gram (Kala Chana) with skin
  • ½ cup onion finely cut into cubes
  • 2 green chillies finely cut
  • ½ cup coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Soak Kala Chana for at least 3-4 hours.
  • Pressure cook it with salt in 3-4 cups of water so that it is just done ( 2-3 whistles).If some water is left then cook in an open vessel till all the water is evaporated.
  • Take out boiled chana in a bowl. Cool it.
  • Garnish with all the ingredients and serve as a snack.

Do You Know?
Lemon is reported to be an excellent potent antiseptic. Lemons feature properties that are considered to be great for treating colds, coughs and sore throats. They contain high amounts of anti - cancer properties and are reported to help in dissolving gallstones. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and potassium.

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