Indians and their love affair with tea is no secret to the world. We can't picture a day without this beloved beverage, whether it's in the morning to get the day going or in the evening to unwind. Tea is best enjoyed with a plateful of crispy, deep-fried snacks like vada pav, samosa, bread pakoda, bhajiya, and more - the list is endless, leaving us spoilt for choices. All these treats are classics that everyone enjoys. Consuming them every other day, on the other hand, can be extremely harmful to one's health, especially for people attempting to lose weight. If you're looking for a tasty snack without worrying about gaining additional pounds, we're here to help! Well, we have a recipe that is sure to please your taste senses, and you can eat it guilt-free. It is called Hara Chana Kebab (or Green Chickpea Kebab).
Health Benefits Of Green Chickpeas (Hara Chana)
1. Promotes Weight Loss
Green chickpeas are high in fibre. Consuming meals high in fibre allows one to feel full for a longer period. Besides, fibre-rich foods also take longer to chew and digest in the digestive tract. Hence, promoting weight loss.
2. Rich In Vitamins
Green chickpeas are high in vitamins A and C, both of which are essential antioxidants throughout the winter months. Both aid in enhancing immunity and keeping skin healthy.
3. Boost Hair Growth
Consuming foods like green chickpeas, which are high in protein, can promote hair growth while also improving the quality. Protein deficiency can cause a variety of issues, including loss of hair, thinning hair, and breakage.
Green Chickpea Kebab Recipe: How To Make Hara Chana Kebab
To begin with, take a grinder, add spinach leaves, green chickpea, mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste, and a few seasonings like red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Grind all these ingredients together and wait until a smooth and consistent paste.
Now divide the mixture into 10-12 balls and flatten each ball with the help of your palms.
Heat oil in a non-stick tawa and shallow fry these kebabs until golden and crisp.
Pair with your favourite dip and there you have your guilt-free snack ready! For the complete Hara Chana Kebab recipe, click here
Try this kebab recipe as your next special tea-time snack and let us know how you all liked it in the comments below.