Black Chana (chickpea) masala recipe: high protein breakfast recipe

Black Chana (chickpea) masala recipe is an Indian recipe made from chickpea (chana) which is super healthy, high in protein, and delicious in taste. It is a high protein breakfast recipe.

This recipe is a must-try for health lovers.

high protein breakfast recipe
Black Chana masala


Black chickpeas                             1 cup soaked overnight
Mustard oil                                   2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds                                  1 teaspoon
Garlic                                           10-12 cloves
Whole Red chiles                         2-3
Salt                                             To Taste
Turmeric                                     1/4th Teaspoon
Onion                                          1 Medium chopped
Green chilies                              2 Chopped
Lemon                                        1


  • Take the overnight soaked chickpeas and washed them with fresh water.
  • Now heat a  thick bottom pan and pour mustard* oil in it and heat it on high flame till the oil smokes and turn off the heat to cool it down a little bit. Then turn on the flame.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it crackle and then add chickpeas into it and give them a quick stir.
  • Till the time chickpeas are roasted into oil prepare a paste of garlic and whole red chilies.
  • Add the prepared paste to chickpeas and add salt and turmeric. Then stir them well and let the turmeric raw smell goes.
  • Then add a glass of water and cover the pan with the lid and let them cook on low to medium heat.
  • After the chickpeas are cooked add chopped onions, fresh coriander, green chiles chopped, and some lemon juice and mix them up
  • Serves it as an anytime snack or breakfast.


high protein breakfast recipe

Quickknows pro tips **

  • You can use any other oil instead of mustard oil but it best tasted in mustard oil
  • Soaking chickpeas overnight is Important otherwise they won’t cook properly
  • If you forgot to soak chickpeas then take soaked them in warm  water for 2-3 hours at least
  • Don’t use red chili powder in this recipe it will spoil the taste and color of the recipe.
  • Use a heavy bottom pan or vessel only otherwise the dish will get burn
  • Instead of grinding a fine paste of chili and garlic grind it coarsely or crush it into the crusher
  • If you want your dish to last long then don’t add onions to it. actually, onions release water and that reduces the shelf life of the dish.


Why Black chickpeas?

  • Black chana is one of the best protein sources for vegetarians and vegans. it has many health benefits
  • The best time to consume chickpeas is morning because they take time to digest.
  • Have a handful of overnight-soaked black chickpeas in the morning daily to get the most out of them.

Note: Don’t eat it too much because it is super tasty and might bloat your stomach.

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