High Protein Diet: 5 Yummy Ways To Have Chana For Breakfast 

Chana (or choley) forms an indispensable part of our lives. Here are 5 ways in which you can actually make the most of chana during the morning.

Sushmita Sengupta  |  Updated: September 28, 2020 13:27 IST

High Protein Diet: 5 Yummy Ways To Have Chana For Breakfast 

Chana's versatility has inspired countless chefs over generations

  • Chana is a good source of protein
  • Chan is also replete with fibre
  • Chana is also a very versatile ingredient

Chana (or choley) forms an indispensable part of Indian kitchens. It would be safe to say that we are mainly obsessed with two kinds of chana, the kala (black) chana and the safed (white) chana. Both of these legumes are touted to be a treasure trove of nutrients and minerals. Did you know chanas make for a great source of protein and fibre, and fibre helps aid healthy weight management and heart?! Not just that, chana is immensely easy to work with too! If you have soaked them in advance, you could use them to dish out a stunning breakfast fare.

Here are 5 ways in which you can actually make the most of chana during the morning:

1. Kala Chana Masala

This scintillating dry preparation involves boiled black chickpeas, tossed in a pool of rustic spices. These are the same chanas that you get in the kanjak prasad, so make sure you fry some puris alongside as well for a hearty experience.  

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2. Chole Bhature


This Punjabi preparation has become a global sensation now. A rich, dark and spicy chole preparation that is often paired with a puffy flatbread called bhatura that is made with maida and yeast.  You can find the recipe here. 


3. Chana Paratha

Ever heard of chana paratha? This unique dish combines the goodness of boiled chanas and spices, that are snuck inside a paratha. You can cook this paratha in oil or ghee depending on your choice, this breakfast dish is sure to impress either way.  


4. Chana Madra

A Himachali treat is made with a rich combination of kabuli chana, curd, cashew nuts, cinnamon and what not! If you are preparing for a laid-back brunch, this delish treat will make for a delightful addition. You can find the recipe here.   

5. Boiled Chana Toast

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Now for those looking for the simplest recipe in the list, this one is for you. Much to your delight, boiled chana is quite a stunner on its own. All you need to do is, put some kabuli chana and water in a pressure cooker, boil them until soft, take them out. Throw in some chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, green chillies and coriander, mix everything well. Toast some bread with butter, place this chana mix on top of the slices and chomp away. 

Try these ideas, and let us know which ones you liked the best.  


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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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