Black Chickpeas or Kala Chana is an incredible source of vitamins like B6, C, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, iron and copper. 

The wealth of nutrients in Kala Chana is beneficial in boosting the immune system, promote muscle mass, regulates diabetes and enhance hair, skin and nail health.

Here, I am creating a very easy breakfast recipe from it.


  • 1 cup Boiled Kala Chana (Black Chickpeas) 
  • (overnight soaked in water)
  • 1 to 2 tsps. Olive Oil 
  • A good pinch of Asafetida 
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds 
  • 1/4 inch piece of Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 to 1 medium Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1 to 2 medium Green Chilies 
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala 
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Pink Salt
  • 1 to 2 tbsps. Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Fresh Lemon (Juice)

Get the seasoning ready… Heat the oil on medium, add Asafetida, cumins. Sauté in ginger, onion, and green chilies.

Add boiled black chickpeas, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt to it. Cover the lid. Let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Open the lid. Add garam masala, and some fresh coriander leaves. May also add lemon juice. Combine well and it’s ready to serve.

Our flavorful Kala Chana or Chickpeas 😊

We may also serve Kala Chana with an extra lemon wedge.


Kala Chana or Black Chickpeas is one of our family favorite breakfasts. It makes a perfect breakfast or snack for all ages. 

Sometimes, I prepare it as a Salad or Chaat as well. Simply, toss boiled black chickpeas with chopped cucumber, tomato, onions, green chilies, coriander, lemon juice, and salt.

Black Chickpeas Salad

During Navaratri festival, I prepare it with no onions.

Indian restaurants, serve it with Sooji or Rava Halwa or Sheera and Puri.

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