Brown Chickpeas Fry / Kala Channa Fry

Brown Chickpeas Fry / Kala Channa Fry

Serves: 2

Calories per Serving:305; Carb- 48g; Fat- 7g; Fiber- 14g; Protein – 15g

Preparation time: 10M + Overnight Soaking ; Cooking time:  5M

Difficulty: Very Easy


2 Cups Brown chickpeas

½ tsp Cumin Seeds

½ tsp Ginger (Finely Chopped)

1 Green Chilli (sliced)

1 tsp oil

1 tsp coriander/ cilantro (for garnishing)

Spice Powders:

1 tsp Chilli powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

¼ tsp Turmeric powder

¼ tsp Chat Masala

2 Pinch Salt


  1. Soak brown chick peas overnight, pressure cook it for 3 whistles or cook in a pan until soft.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it starts changing color, add ginger, green chillies and fry for a minute.
  3. Add the soft cooked brown chick peas, all the spice powders including salt and fry for a minute.
  4. Add some water used for cooking chick peas and fry until the raw smell of masala goes away.
  5. Add Coriander/ Cilantro, mix well and serve.
  6. Goes well with roti/chapathi/ whole wheat tortilla/bread or just by itself as a healthy snack. This is simple but a delicious recipe.

Stepwise pictures:


  1. You can replace chat masala with lemon juice or dry mango/amchur powder.
  2. You can also follow the same recipe with white Garbanzo instead of brown chick peas.

Health Tips:

Do not add salt while cooking the chickpeas to decrease the sodium level.

Micronutrient Values:

Try this recipe and let me know how it came out in the comment. Thank you!

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