Kala Chana Ghugni or Kala Chana Curry Recipe

Kala Chana Ghugni

Black chickpeas curry or kala chana masala is very popular in UP and Bihar by the name of “ghugni” yes, kale chana ki ghugni. Chana ghugni makes me nostalgic and reminds me of those special Sunday breakfasts when this spicy chana ghugni was served with piping hot puris. It even reminds of those small eateries located in the Varanasi’s lanes where they use to serve it with crispy kachoris. The “kachori galli” is certainly the “must visit” place when in Varanasi.
The best part about this curry is that, black chickpeas are “powerhouse of nutrients”, a good source of protein and fibers for the vegetarians. It is a spicy and flavorful curry where the masala envelops the black chickpeas. There are two versions of it which are usually cooked dry and gravy depending upon with what you plan to serve it . I am sharing the curry version here which goes very well with parathas, puris or rice and I will share the dry version too in coming days. I prefer not to tamper with the original recipe because nothing tastes like the authentic “chana ghugni”.

I would love to hear how you make this curry at your place and do share your feedback or suggestions in the comment section and yes, don’t forget to show your love if you liked the recipe.

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Moong Dal Chaat

Snack time usually becomes the junk eating time. I personally crave for some chaat, samosa, fried food along with my evening tea. Having said that it’s definitely not a good idea to eat all these due to the obvious health reasons. I recently experimented with sprouted moong dal to prepare a chaat version of it which turned out to be really good and tasty. The green or sprouted Moong Dal provides the required protein nutrient and at the same time, it’s delicious too. Give it a try to this Moong Dal chaat and let me know how was it.

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Spicy Chicken Wrap

I am a lover of wraps because I believe they are full filling and kind of complete meal in themselves. Making wraps have no fixed rules you can add as many veggies, sauces, cheese or meat to it to make it richer or healthier. These days I am exploring the healthier version of the food. Definitely, adding cheese, butter, mayo makes wraps and sandwiches yummy but what if we don’t add it…Well, you can still enjoy it. Find the simple and easy recipe to make the chicken wrap at home without much hassle.

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Sambar – Yummy and Healthy !

Sambar is one of the main items of South Indian cuisines. Sambar is served in various combinations with rice, idli, dosa, etc. I am a big sambhar lover and can have it as soup in my any meal. It is very nutritious as the pulses are loaded with lots of vegetables and at the same time it is tasty too. Lot of people make Sambar in different styles. You can adjust the consistency of Sambar as per your taste. I like the soupy one. I am sharing my version of Sambar, hope you will like it. And yes, feel free to get in touch if have any questions or suggestions.

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