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You must have heard of the importance of consuming soaked or boiled chana regularly in the morning. If you are unaware, let us tell you that kala chana or black chickpea is a powerhouse of protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy fat. Since it is an extremely versatile legume, it is widely used in a variety of dishes like falafel, hummus, curries, salads, stews, or even as a quick snack. But did you know it can also be used to prepare soup?
Shalini Arvind, Chief Dietitian at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, tells HealthShots, “Black chana is a very tasty and nutritious way to increase the protein in your diet. In fact, it helps to balance the glycemic index for a diabetic patient, so that there’s no quick increase in sugar levels.”
They are healthy, but consuming it in boiled form or the same old sabzi or curry form would be boring, right? We can hear a big YES! So today, we bring to you the recipe of kala chana soup. The best part of the recipe? This soup is soothing, nourishing, comforting and delicious too!
Did you know? Black chickpea can be added to your daily diet to control diabetes and blood sugar levels naturally. Not just that, they offer numerous health benefits.
Did you know that kala chana is packed with fibre and has a low glycemic index. They decrease LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. So, do not forget to include them as part of your diet. But avoid going overboard too.
Kala chana contains carbohydrates that can be digested slowly. This reduces the blood sugar levels, thereby lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
You will be surprised to know that kala chana can prevent anaemia, and energize you. It is particularly helpful for pregnant and lactating women as well as growing children.
It is rich in fibre and keeps you satiated for a long time. Plus, kala chana releases sugar slowly in the blood. No wonder, this protein-rich source is beneficial for those who want to lose weight!