The festive season has officially begun in India with Sharad Navratri festivities already being celebrated in full swing. The nine-day Hindu festival that began on 17th October will end with Dussehra on 25th October 2020. It is celebrated across Indian homes with much enthusiasm with many people observing fasts (vrat) during the period to mark their devotion to the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga. People also refrain from eating meat, fish, eggs, pulses, cereals, grains and legumes. One of the most important days of the Navratri festivity is the Ashtami (eighth) and Navami (ninth).
Kala chana is a yummy, easy prasad that is made across Indian homes during Navratri. But ask any kala chana lover, like us, they'll tell you the many ways one can make this versatile food! Nevertheless, the combination of halwa poori and sookhe kala chane is always a show stealer during festivities. No wonder it is the best part about Kanjak for a foodie like us! And if you are also planning to make kala chana at home this time for Ashtami or Navami puja at home, we have an easy recipe of sookhe kala chane right here.
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For this recipe, all you need is to soak kala chana overnight, pressure cook it the next day right before sauteeing it with a host of spices such as amchoor, chaat masala, coriander powder, red chilli, salt and cumin seeds. And that's all! Yes it is that easy and quick. Many people stick to the simple salted kale chane but a little bit of amchoor and chaat masala adds a zing to it.
Serve with a serving of decadent halwa and poori on Navratri and relish a wholesome meal!
You can even reuse the leftover kala chana from Navratri by simply tossing a spoonful of lemon juice and coriander leaves for a tangy salad!
Try the sookhe kale chane at home this Navratri and share your experience with us in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.