As soon as the alarm rings early in the morning, we are on our toes. From planning the day ahead to getting ready for work, mornings can be really hectic. In between, deciding on the breakfast that would please everybody is a different ballgame altogether. More often than not, we stick to the easy options like omelettes, bread-butter and cereals. Let's agree, the same dish every single day can be really boring, further making us want to skip the fuss altogether. But, skipping breakfast is not even an option on the list. What do you do then? If you ask us, we prefer going for recipes that add variety to our plate while saving time. Just 10 to 15 minutes, if not more, is all it takes to put together a fulfilling yet delicious breakfast meal. You just need to go creative with the ingredients available in your pantry.
Here, we bring you one such quick-fix recipe that is easy to make and will provide you with enough energy and nutrition to stay agile throughout the day. It is boiled chana toast. Made with universally accepted breakfast staple bread and super healthy chickpeas, the dish spells wholesome!
What Makes Boiled Chana Toast A Healthy Breakfast Meal?
Chana (or chickpea) forms an indispensable part of an Indian kitchen. It is affordable, easily accessible and has versatile usage in the world of gastronomy. From a clean bowl of salad to exotic sabzi, you can whip a range of yummy delicacies with a handful of chana. Besides, the legume is also touted to be a treasure trove of nutrients. Did you know, chana is a great source of protein, minerals and fibre? According to the USDA data, a 100-gram portion of boiled chana contains nine-gram of protein, eight-gram of dietary fibre and 2.6 grams of healthy fats. Besides, it is also loaded with iron and magnesium and includes no cholesterol. Considering it all, we say, a hearty portion of chana for breakfast provides you with enough nutrition to kick-start the day. Click here to know more about the health benefits of chana.
How To Make Boiled Chana Toast For Protein-Rich Breakfast?
Boiled chana toast ingredients:
To make boiled chana toast, we used kabuli chana (white chickpea), two slices of bread, butter, tomato, green chillies, onion, coriander, salt, lemon juice and chaat masala. You can also replace kabuli chana with kala chana or rajma. All you need to do is, soak the legume the night before.
Method to make boiled chana toast:
Start with boiling the overnight soaked chana with some salt. Meanwhile chop onions, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander finely. Once the chana is boiled, transfer it to a bowl and mix them well with chopped veggies. To it, add lemon juice and chaat masala and toss well. Keep aside.
Now, toast the bread slices and cut each slice from the middle. Spread butter on the toasted bread and top with the boiled chana mix. That's it! You have the delicious and nutrient-rich boiled chana toast ready in not more than 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy it hot. Click here for the detailed recipe.
Sounds delicious, right? Trust us, this recipe is life-saving, to say the least. So, keep it handy and try it whenever you feel like having something quick yet scrumptious for breakfast. And of course, do not forget to let us know how you liked it.
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