Chickpea Sundal

Sundal-Recipe

Chickpea / Kabuli Chana Sundal

Chickpea/ Kabuli chana/ Garbanzo Beans Sundal-It is known as ‘sundal’ in Tamil and ‘gugari / ghugari’ in Kannada.

Hi friends! Here is one easiest recipes to put together. Channa/Chickpea sundal are made during Navaratri or Ganesha chturthi in South India. It is great as a snack at any other time too.We can always make a variety of sundal for any festival as it is very easy to prepare and an absolutely guilt free snack or breakfast to compensate the extra calories from the fried stuff and sweets made on festivals.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Kabuli Channa/ Chickpeas(white chole)
  • 2-3 tbsp grated fresh Coconut
  • 1 tsp chopped Coriander,to garnish
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 level teasp /Salt to taste

For seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • a sprig of Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Method:

Step 1.

Soak Chana overnight or at least for 8-9 hrs, Add salt and pressure cook ,after the first whistle, reduce the heat and after 20 minutes remove from the stove.

Step 2.

Let the pressure cooker cool, open the Chana should be soft and firm to touch and should not be either hard or mushy.

Step 3.

Drain the chana and keep it aside, you can use this drained water to make healthy soups.

Step 4.

Heat oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds , add curry leaves fry for few seconds ,add grated coconut and fry it for a minute.

Step 5.

Add cooked and drained chana and mix well and blend it with seasoning on low flame for two minutes.

Step 6.

Switch off the flame and add lemon juice and mix well. Serve them hot, warm or cold as a snack or with breakfast.

 Note:

  • If using canned chickpeas, drain water and use.
  • I used here dry white chickpeas/Garbanzo beans/Kabuli chana. I soaked and cooked according to instructions given above.
Possible health benefits of consuming chickpeas:

Chickpeas have been associated with a number of possible health benefits for medical conditions. We will go through each condition one at a time.

1. Diabetes

Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.

2. Bone health

The iron, phosphate, calciummagnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K content present in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

3. Blood pressure

Maintaining a low-sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects.

4. Heart health

The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content all support heart health. Chickpeas contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.

5. Cancer

Selenium is a mineral that is not present in most fruits and vegetables, but can be found in chickpeas. It plays a role in liver enzyme function, and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. Additionally, selenium prevents inflammation and also decreases tumor growth rates.

6. Cholesterol

Research shows that including chickpeas in the diet lowers the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.

7. Inflammation

Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in chickpeas that help with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.

8. Digestion and regularity

Because of their high-fiber content, chickpeas help to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

Ref. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280244.php

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  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.
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Chickpeas and Beans Sundal

 

Chickpeas and beans Sundal 2

Chickpeas and Black eyed beans Sundal

Hi friends! We can always make a variety of sundals for  protein rich breakfast, it is very easy to prepare and an absolutely healthy and delicious snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Kabuli Channa/white channas
  • 1/2 cup Black eyed beans/ Lobiya
  • 2-3 tbsp grated fresh Coconut
  • 1/2 lemon’s juice
  • 1 level teasp /Salt to taste

For seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • a sprig of Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Method:

Step 1.

Soak Chana and Lobiya overnight or at least for 8-9 hrs, Add salt and pressure cook ,after the first whistle, reduce the heat and after ten minutes remove from the stove.

Step 2.

Let it cool to room temperature, open the Chana, Lobiya should be soft and firm to touch and should not be either hard or mushy.

Step 3.

Drain the chana/ Lobiya and keep it aside, you can use this drained water to make healthy soups.

Step 4.

Heat oil in a kadai / wok or heavy bottom pan and crackle mustard seeds , add curry leaves fry for few seconds ,add grated coconut and fry it for a half a minute. Switch off the stove.

Step 5.

Add cooked and drained chana /Chickpeas, Lobiya/ Black eyed beans mix to the above seasoning. and blend well .

Step 6.

Add lemon juice and mix well. Serve these protein rich Sundals hot, warm or cold as a snack or with breakfast.

Possible health benefits of consuming Black eyed beans:

Inflammation is at the root of most diseases, but a healthy diet including one to two servings of black-eyed peas per day can help fight chronic inflammation and prevent so many serious health problems. This anti-inflammatory effects is what provides so many of the following black-eyed pea benefits.

  1. Improve Digestion-One of the biggest black-eyed pea benefits is the high levels of dietary fiber, which helps to promote regular bowel movements and improve the health of the entire body, especially the digestive system.
  2. Prevent Anemia-Getting adequate iron in your diet prevents anemia, which can cause fatigue and weakness.
  3. Lower Blood Pressure-Black-eyed peas are rich in potassium, a mineral that helps keep your blood pressure levels at healthy numbers and lowers your risk of heart disease.
  4. Increase Folate Intake-Black-eyed peas are especially high in folate, which is a water soluble B vitamin that plays a slightly different role from the other B vitamins because it doesn’t participate in energy metabolism. Folate’s main function is to help the body make new cells, specifically by playing a role in copying and synthesizing DNA. It also helps the body utilize vitamin B12 and amino acids.
  5. Boosts Skin and Eye Health-Black-eyed peas are surprisingly high in vitamin A. They have over a quarter of your daily vitamin A needs in one cup. Not only does vitamin A help form and maintain healthy skin and mucus membranes, but it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye.

Ref. https://draxe.com/black-eyed-pea-benefits/

Possible health benefits of consuming chickpeas:

Chickpeas have been associated with a number of possible health benefits for medical conditions. We will go through each condition one at a time.

1. Diabetes

Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.

2. Bone health

The iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K content present in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

3. Blood pressure

Maintaining a low-sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects.

4. Heart health

The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content all support heart health. Chickpeas contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.

5. Cancer

Selenium is a mineral that is not present in most fruits and vegetables, but can be found in chickpeas. It plays a role in liver enzyme function, and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. Additionally, selenium prevents inflammation and also decreases tumor growth rates.

6. Cholesterol

Research shows that including chickpeas in the diet lowers the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.

7. Inflammation

Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in chickpeas that help with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.

8. Digestion and regularity

Because of their high-fiber content, chickpeas help to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

Ref. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280244.php

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

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Black Chickpea Sundal

Black gram Sundal

Kala Chana / Bengal gram/ Black chickpea Sundal

Hi friends! Make a variety of sundal for breakfast / meals or snacks. It is very easy to prepare and an good for health snack. It is a perfect guilt free snack which can be served as a snack or as a side dish with main meals or breakfast.

 

Serving 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Black Chickpeas/Kala Chana
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh Coconut
  • 2 medium size onions, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 medium size tomatoes, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 lemon’s juice
  • 2/3 tsp level salt/ or salt to taste

For tempering:

  • a pinch of Hing/ asafetida
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal/ husked black gram dal
  • 1-2 Red chilies, broken and seeds removed
  • 1 small sprig of fresh Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Method:

Step 1.

Soak Kala Chana overnight or for 8-9 hrs and pressure cook (after the pressure is formed for twenty minutes on slow heat) with salt until soft. The Chana should be soft and firm to touch.

Step 2.

Strain the chanas and keep aside.(we can use this drained water to make healthy soup or rice pulao).

Step 3.

For tempering, heat oil in a kadahi/ wok add mustard seeds, wait till mustard starts crackling add hing and curry leaves , urad dal and red chillies and let them fry a bit.

Step 4.

Add grated coconut fry it for another minute. Add the cooked kala chana and mix well switch off the stove.

Step 5.

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 6.

Serve Sundal hot, warm or cold as a snack . If serving with meals garnished with finely chopped onions and tomatoes.

Health Benefits of Kala Chana / Bengal gram/ Black chickpea:

  1. Aids in Weight Loss:

Inclusion of fiber-rich foods in your diet can greatly contribute to weight loss. Black chickpeas are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber.

  1. Cardiovascular Benefits:

Black chickpeas contain a unique combination of antioxidants, anthocyanins, delphindin, cyanidin and petunidin as well as phytonutrients and ALA that maintain the health of blood vessels and prevent oxidative stress, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Black chickpeas contain considerable amounts of folate and magnesium. Folate lowers the homocysteine levels thus minimizing the risk of narrowing of arteries by plaque formation, blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

  1. Lowers Cholesterol:

The soluble fiber in black chickpeas binds the bile acids and prevents them from being absorbed by the body, thus reducing cholesterol levels. Daily consumption of around ¾ cup of chickpeas helps to decrease LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol triglycerides. Moreover, the dietary fiber of black chick peas is superior to that found in other foods.

  1. Stabilizes Blood Sugar and Low Glycemic Index (GI):

The soluble fiber in black chickpeas controls the absorption and release of blood sugar. Moreover, chickpeas have low glycemic index of 28 to 32 which means that the carbohydrate in them is broken down and digested slowly. This aids in weight loss by controlling appetite. The low GI causes blood sugar to rise moderately and slowly leading to lower blood sugar levels. Consuming ½ a cup of black chickpeas a day is effective in controlling blood sugar in just a week.

  1. Prevention of Diabetes:

As already stated, the carbohydrates in legumes such as black chickpeas are digested slowly, thus reducing the blood sugar levels. This contributes to insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk of getting type-2 diabetes.

  1. Great Source of Iron:

Being a rich source of iron, black chickpeas can prevent anemia and boost your energy levels. This is particularly beneficial for pregnant or lactating women as well as growing children. Iron plays an important role in the formation of hemoglobin by transporting oxygen from the lungs to all body cells and is an important component of enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.

  1. Good Source of Protein for Vegetarians:

Black chickpeas are an alternative source of protein for vegetarians as these legumes in combination with whole grain or whole wheat protein, provide significant amounts of protein which are comparable to that of meat and dairy as well as devoid of high calories or saturated fats.

 

Ref. http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-black-chickpeas-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

 

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