Kala Chana is a staple ingredient in Indian households. It also carries a religious significance for Hindus. On auspicious days like Dasara Navratri and on festivals, soaked Kala Chana is exchanged between women as it is believed that it brings prosperity.
Practice to offer ‘Sundal’ – boiled chana with oil, mustard and jeera seasoning during Dasara Navaratri to the Goddess Durga
While in North Indians love their Chole Masala – a spicy gravy to their heart’s content, throughout the year.
Kala Chana is a type of legume loaded with nutrients such as protein, fibre and carbohydrates.
Kala Chana is an amazing source of protein. If you are a vegetarian and worried to find your source of protein.
It 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.
The rich amounts of fibre available in Kala Chana aids in digestion. It adds bulk, prevents constipation and eases stress on the intestines. Ayurveda suggests eating a fistful of soaked black chickpeas in the morning to avoid various digestive disorders.