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Black Chickpeas | Sukhe Kale Chane Recipe

This Black Chickpeas/Sukhe Kale Chane recipe is a perfect gluten-free, protein-rich, low-spice recipe for all ages that will become a favourite in no time.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • Pressure cooker
  • Stove top
  • pan


  • 1 cup black chickpeas
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon chana masala
  • 2.5 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon clarified butter/ ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chat masala
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • cilantro


  • To a pressure cooker, add drained black chickpeas/ Kala chana (overnight soaked) garlic, ginger, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, chana masala, water, and stir well.
  • Cook until 4-5 whistles on medium heat and let it cool down.
  • To a pan, add oil and ghee and heat it. Add cumin seeds and turn it aromatic.
  • Pour in cooked black chickpeas/kala chana with left out water. (Keep the heat low while adding black chickpeas to the pan)
  • Turn heat to high and make it dry.
  • Add chana masala and green chillies.
  • Fry it for few minutes more.
  • Garnish and serve.



  • Always soak chickpeas in a large container with abundant water as they absorb much water.
  • If you forget to soak them, don't panic! You can still cook by adding a pinch of baking soda while boiling chickpeas, but it will take a long time to cook.
  • This recipe is not at all spicy. Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • If you don't have clarified butter, use butter. (Use salt accordingly if using salted butter)
  • Boil Chickpeas in a large batch and freeze them to use later on. It is the easiest way to incorporate black chickpeas into our diet.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.3g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 6489mg 282%
Total Carbohydrate 55.9g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9.5g 34%
Total Sugars 5.9g  
Protein 13.5g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 495mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Note: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.
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Keyword Black chickpeas dry, Dry kala chana