- 1 ½ cups dry green gram - soaked overnight
- 2 onions – chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes – chopped
- 2-3 medium green chilies – chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves – chopped
- Black salt to taste
- 1 tsp cumin powder – roasted
- 1 tsp chat masala
- ½ tsp red chili powder
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Hara chana is most simply a term used to describe green chick peas, members of the legume family Fabaceae. Normally, hara chana simply refers to the derived variation of green chick peas which is eaten all year around. But this recipe takes things up a notch. It spices up simple green chick peas into an actual meal filled with fresh vegetables and spices. Hara chana is considered to be tastier than other forms of chana as hara chana develops a distinctive slightly sweet taste when cooked.
Chickpeas like hara chana are some of the best foods that you can eat for your overall health. They are extremely nutrient dense, to the point that many experts consider them to be a superfood. A single 1 oz serving of chickpeas contains:
How to make Hara Chana
Traces of domesticated chickpeas have been found in Neolithic era pottery.