Chana Upkari

A Yummy & Healthy Vegetarian Sunday Breakfast.

My first ever friend was a sweet Tamilian girl staying next door. And it is from that time my love saga with South Indian Food started and continues till date. The general prasad in any of our Maharashtrian festival are definitely sweet. A savoury prasad was a shocker but an absolute delight. So she had the navratri golu at her place. And the prasad for all nine days used to be some pulses stir fried with chilly, mustard and fresh coconut. Ultimate tasty. We used to get a bowlful of prasad. I came across this term Upkari very later in life. I happened to associate Upkari name with pulses made dry in this style. But ‘Upkari’ is much broader term and actually means Stir fry in Konkani. Lets get started and make this extremely yummy and absolutely healthy Dish. I love eating it in my breakfast, lunch or just like that.

INGREDIENTS

  • Sprouted Black Chana – Cooked in pressure cooker for 4 to 5 whistles
  • Onion – 1, finely chopped
  • Green chillies – 2, slit
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves, crushed
  • Karipatta – 5 to 6
  • Coriander leaves – Handful, finely chopped
  • Fresh Coconut – Half Bowl, grated
  • Rai – 1 teaspoon
  • MOMmade Haldi Powder â€“ Half tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil

To a pan, add 1 tablespoon oil. Once the oil is hot add rai and let then splutter. Then add karipatta, garlic and chillies. Fry for 30 seconds and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves. I like to add some coriander leaves at this time as they become a bit crispy in the oil and also give a nice flavour to the oil.

Add in the finely chopped Onion and fry for a minute and half. Add Salt and
MOMmade Haldi Powder
. Mix and add in the cooked black chana. Mix well.

Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Once done add in the rest of coriander leaves and grated fresh coconut. Stir and mix well and turn off the gas stove. Serve hot in a bowl to be eaten with a spoon. You can also serve with hot fulka, dosa, or dal rice. It is an anytime dish.

Sprouted Kala Chana is very high in Protein, fibre, Calcium and Iron, which make it a must have. Substitute the black chana with any pulses of your choice. Moong, Matki, Chavali, Chole and so on can be prepared and enjoyed in exactly similar ways. All the pulses a filled with amazing nutritional benefits. So it’s healthy, no doubt. Just don’t forget to make it yummy as well. ‘Yumminess Everyday‘.

BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.

I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.

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I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.

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