If you are a fitness enthusiast who loves to gorge on all things yummy, creating a balance between taste and nutrition must be a challenge. Looking out for food that fits the daily diet is always a task. While speaking of a healthy diet, protein is one nutrient that is essential to our body for building muscles. Not only does it help aid muscle recovery, it also plays a key role in facilitating weight loss. Since protein takes a while to digest, it stays in your system for long and induces the feeling of fullness. If you are feeling satiated, chance of untimely hunger pangs decreases, eventually leading to weight loss. While animal sources of protein are many, vegetarian sources are few. One such plant-based source of protein is black chickpea or kala chana.
Kala chana, also known as garbanzo beans is a legume that is ideal to add to your daily diet. It is not just a healthy food with high-protein and high-fibre content, but also a super versatile ingredient that one can toss in countless dishes. We have a super easy and quick kala chana chaat recipe that creates the perfect harmony of taste and nutrition. Soaked, salted kala chana are pressure cooked and mixed with boiled potatoes, onion, green chilli, coriander leaves, black salt, cumin, chaat masala and lemon juice. Serve with a generous garnishing of lime on top. Kala chana chaat makes for a tantalising mid-day snack or morning meal to liven up a dull diet.
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