Sookhe Kale Chane or Dry Black Chickpea Curry is a delicious, spicy and popular dish that forms a part of the North Indian Cuisine. It is made by roasted boiled black chickpeas in Indian spices.
There is no onion and garlic used in the ingredients of this dish and thus it enjoys a virtual monopoly as a dish suited for Navratras and other Indian festivals.
Since there is no chopping or mincing of vegetables onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic etc so common in majority of Indian dishes, the time involved for preparation of this dish is minimal.
Rich in nutrition
The dry kale chane recipe is a protein rich preparation and is quite good source of dietary iron & folic acid. Kale chane (black chickpeas) also have low glycemic index which makes them perfect for a balanced healthy diet.
They are also rich in other minerals like sodium, selenium, manganese and some anti-oxidants, which makes them ideal for growing children.
Another popular way to enjoy this dish is as a chaat or salad. You can also add some chopped onions, tomatoes and lemon juice to the boiled ans spiced chickpeas to make a quick & delicious snack.
To make Sookhe Kale Chane at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
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- Kala Chana Masala – black chickpeas gravy
- Chane Ka Khatta – tangy Himachali chickpea curry
- Kala Chana Kadhi – black chickpeas in yogurt gravy
- Chole Masala – white chickpea curry
- Rajma Masala – red kidney beans gravy
- Aloo Choliya – potato & green chickpea curry
Sookhe Kale Chane Recipe | Dry Black Chickpeas Curry
Ingredients For Sookhe Kale Chane Recipe | Dry Black Chickpeas Curry
- 1 Cup Kale Chane (Black Chickpeas)
- 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Adrak (Ginger)
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
- 1 Pinch Heeng (Asafoetida)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
- 1/2 Tablespoon Chana Masala
- 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
- 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
Step By Step Instructions for Sookhe Kale Chane Recipe | Dry Black Chickpeas Curry
- Wash the kale chane (black chickpeas) and soak them in 3 cups of water overnight (at atleast 8 hours).1 Cup Kale Chane (Black Chickpeas)
- Drain the water and transfer the chickpeas into a pressure cooker. Add 3 cups of water along with salt & turmeric powder.1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
- After the pressure cooker gives one whistle, turn the flame to low and cook for 10 more minutes. Let the steam come out and then open the lid of the pressure cooker.
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker. When the oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds and fry them. Also add a pinch of asafoetida (heeng).1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera), 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil, 1 Pinch Heeng (Asafoetida)
- Add finely chopped green chillies and ginger. Sauté for a few seconds.2 Green Chillies finely chopped, 1 Tablespoon Adrak (Ginger)
- Then add the boiled chickpeas to the pan and boil.
- Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chana masala and dry mango powder (amchur). Sauté the spices for a few seconds.1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder), 1/2 Tablespoon Chana Masala, 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder), 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
- Sookhe Kale Chane are ready. Fresh cut dhaniya (coriander leaves) can be used to garnish the dish. Serve it hot with poori, roti, paratha or rice. Or you can add chopped tomatoes, onions and lemon to make a salad.
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