The clock is chiming at 5 o’clock in the evening, and your stomach is asking for a little something to support you until dinner time. This ‘Choti-si-bhookh’ demands a delicious treat. And why not?! Amidst a hectic day at work or home, we all look for a tea-time break. This break refuels us to go through the rest of the day. From samosa, bonda, bread pakora, cutlets and more, we have options galore to savour at this time of the day. And no doubt, all these aforementioned snacks are classic and loved by each of us. However, regularly consuming these snacks can be hazardous to health. Do you know why? Because most of these snacks are deep-fried and made with maida (refined flour). When you deep fry the food, they become more calorically dense because the outer part of the food loses water and absorbs the fat. So, what should we do now? Should we skip having snacks? Or should we sip tea without snacks?
Well, fret not! We have something for your rescue. Here we bring you a list of 5 kala chana snacks recipes that are a combination of both health and taste. Kala chana, also known as garbanzo beans is a legume that can be an ideal option to add to your daily diet. It is not just a healthy ingredient with high-protein and high-fibre content, but also a super versatile ingredient that one can toss in a myriad of ways. Let’s get started.
Here’s A List Of 5 High Protein Kala Chana Snacks You Must Try At Home:
Kala Chana Chaat: Our Recommendation
Let’s begin the list with our favourite one. This kala chana chaat makes for a tantalising mid-day snack or morning meal to liven up a dull diet. In this recipe, soaked kala chana are pressure cooked and mixed with boiled potatoes, onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, black salt, cumin, chaat masala and lemon juice. For the complete recipe, click here.
Kala Chana Salad
Love salads? This super tangy and light salad is a must-try. It is easy and quick to make. Furthermore, in this recipe, we have used different veggies and spices that make it even more flavourful. Click here for the complete recipe.
Kale Chane Ke Kebab
If you love kebab then we are sure you would love this recipe. While the list of vegetarian kebab options out there is never-ending such as hara bhara Kebab, rajma kebab or veg seekh kebab and more, these Kale Chane Ke Kebabs are truly a class apart. Find the recipe here.
Crispy Chilli Chana
The crunchy chana coated in the spicy tantalizing chilli gravy is a lip-smacking snack that you just won’t be able to resist! Once you try this at home, we are sure you will make it time and again. Wondering how to make it? Click here.
Aam Chana Chaat
An array of vegetables such as carrot, cucumber, tomato, and onion is combined with the goodness of sprouted Kala Chana and chopped raw mango in this recipe. For the complete recipe video, click here.
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