Kala Chana Recipe (Black Chickpeas Chaat)

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Wash black chickpeas, add 1 tsp baking soda and soak in water overnight.
Next morning, discard the water and wash chickpeas again.

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Mix water, garlic, red pepper, turmeric powder, and salt in a bowl.

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Fry onions in pan until golden brown.

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Once onions turn brown, pour the spice mixture and roast for a while.

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When water evaporates and spices become dry, add yogurt and mix well.
Now roast well again.

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Add black chickpeas and mix well. Add enough water to tenderize chickpeas.

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Once chickpeas are tender and there is about 1/2 cup of water in the pot,
add black pepper, vinegar, green chillies and thinly sliced ginger.
Mix well and cook on steam for 5 minutes (pan covered).

black chana recipe in urdu
Once water is fully dried, spicy kala chana are ready to serve.

How to Make Kala Chana Recipe (in English)


  • Black Chickpeas: 1/2 kg
  • Yogurt: 1-1/2 cup
  • Thin Sliced Onions: 2 pcs
  • Oil: 1/2 cup
  • Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
  • Julienne Ginger: 1-1/2 tbsp
  • Red Pepper: 1-1/2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies: 2-3 pcs
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Black Pepper: 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar: 1 tbsp
  • Baking Soda (Meetha Soda): 1 tsp
  • Water: as required
  • Green Coriander: 1 tbsp


  1. Gather water, garlic, red pepper, turmeric and salt in a bowl and mix well together.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry onions until they turn light brown in color.
  3. Once onions are brown, add mixture of spices and roast well.
  4. Once spices water is dried, add yogurt and mix well.
  5. Once yogurt is permeated in the mixture well, roast for a while; add black chickpeas and mix well.
  6. Add certain amount of water so that chickpeas may tenderize and water is evaporated as well.
  7. Once chickpeas are tenderized and water remains to 1/2 cup, add black pepper, vinegar, green chillies and julienne ginger, mix well.
  8. Steam-cook for 5 minutes (dam).
  9. Once water is dried completely, spicy black chickpeas are ready.
  10. Serve hot at iftar time and enjoy with family.

Wash chickpeas and soak for whole night in a water with 1 tsp baking soda. At the time of cooking, drain the water and wash chickpeas again.


Kalay chanay is a prime dish of iftar table. It is a must-eat dish in Ramadan ul Mubarak and that's why many women make it regularly in the holy month.

Go for black chickpeas recipe, dry kala chana, black chana salan or black chana curry, options are many and also the benefits for health.

Main ingredients in black chana chaat are yogurt, turmeric, garlic paste, vinegar and red and green chilies. Get the whole procedure below and enjoy a wonderful spicy dish today.

Our today's topic is recipe of kala chana chaat (dry). Kalay chanay or black chickpeas come with wide application in household cooking. It can be served in evening, iftar, post-dinner before going for a walk or in afternoon. Sometimes overnight-soaked black chickpeas are also eaten on empty stomach in the morning.

Let's start the spicy kala chana recipe (dry).

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Kala Chana Recipe this is the perfect way to make Its really easy to make this homemade It is really so great and good taste I truly love this food It is the delicious dish makes it seem so simple and everyone make it easy and some ingredient I truly love it.

Nov 10, 2018 Gulnaz Karachi

Kalay chanay recipe is the best snack I can ever have in Pakistan on a hot or cold day. It is very healthy and best to get served to guests in parties, get togethers, sleep overs and family gatherings.

Sep 04, 2018 Samana lahore

Cooking is my hobby and I love to try new recipes always. And I think cooking is an art as well. As all the people who love to cook always create something interesting and delicious to eat like this recipe for making it is.

Jun 19, 2017 Mrs. Obaid Islamabad

It was really a very nice practice trying kalay chanay at my hostel. I was so confused in the start about its taste. But as I finished making it, I came to know that it was really mouthwatering and appealing.

Jun 09, 2017 Jeena Sargodha

What is better than a plate full of kalay chanay in front of you?????? Of course there is nothing that can compete the taste of kalay chanay….!!! Lovely food indeed!

Jun 08, 2017 Sumayya Islamabad

kalay chanay are one of the healthiest thing one can have. So your recipe brings taste to this healthy recipe and I am so grateful for that. No doubt this one is best.

May 31, 2017 Sanam sukkar

there is nothing great in this world than a food made by your mother and especially for you. Today I want to thank my mama by making kalay chanay at home.

May 23, 2017 Sanam rawalpindi

We all love kalay chanay as a eatable. It has many health benefits. And it will be my first time to make it that’s why I was looking for some good and different Recipe.

May 15, 2017 Sana lahore

I like both kala chana chaat as well as safaid chana chaat. Both are very delicious if you use proper spices and masala. I shall try kala chana this time with the help of your recipe. I must advise you that you must provide this recipe with English instructions too.

May 13, 2017 Yamna Karachi

black chickpeas are better as compared to white chickpeas and I have always preferred them while making a chana chaat for iftar. It is very tasty, your recipe is a bit different than mine so I will try yours this time.

Apr 25, 2017 Sualeha Islamabad

Very useful and delicious recipe

Jul 04, 2016 zaman peshawar

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