Chana also know as garbanzo beans, chickpeas is full of health benefits. You can read the health benefits of this legume here.
Now this is a simple and mildly spiced chana fry. This can be a very good snack or as a side dish. Ingredients
2 cups - Cooked chana or 1 tin of cooked Garbanzo beans
1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1 sprig - Curry leaves
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder ( add more if you like it spicy and like peppery flavour )
1/4 cup - Freshly grated coconut Salt to taste
1 ) When using dry chana, soak chana overnight and pressure cook in 3-4 whistles . When using cooked & canned chana, drain all the water and wash well. Set aside.
2 ) Heat oil in a kadai or wok. Add mustard, then curry leaves, turmeric powder and black pepper powder. Fry for minute on low heat.
3 ) Add the cooked chana to the spices, stir and fry on low heat. Add grated coconut, stir and mix. Take off the stove and serve.
This same recipe is followed in making :
kadala (malayalam), kala chana ( Hindi )
In picture : Kadala / kala chana