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Kala Chola Pakistani-Style Recipe
  • READY IN 11+ hrs

Kala Chola Pakistani-Style

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"'Kala Chola' is a Pakistani dish that can be served as a meal, with rice, or just on its own. It is made with kala chana, which is in the family of garbanzo beans. You can find them in Indian/Pakistani stores or in the Indian/Pakistani section of an international store. It is really tasty and very popular in my home. According to my mom (a diabetic), kala chana are high in fiber and low in fat. It is great for people with blood sugar problems. Serve by garnishing with onion and cilantro with basmati rice. Hope you all enjoy it."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN

    11 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Place garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Pour enough water over the beans to cover by several inches. Soak 8 hours to overnight. Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans thoroughly.
  2. Combine garbanzo beans, 3 cups water, tomatoes, 1 finely chopped onion, jalapeno pepper, vegetable oil, salt, turmeric, ground red chile pepper, and dried whole chiles in a large pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the garbanzo beans are tender, 3 to 4 hours, adding water as needed to keep about 1 inch of liquid at the bottom of the pot.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion to serve.
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May 22, 2012

Yes I am a dork for reviewing my own recipe, just wanted people to know that they could also make this in the slow cooker by decreasing the water and extending the cooking time. I love it so easy to make and so good!

 
Oct 15, 2012

Kaala Chana is my husband's favorite dish and I have been trying to make it the way he likes it for years with no results. This is the only recipe which he really loves, thank you for sharing it. I followed the recipe exactly and the chana's were cooked perfectly and the shorwa had a lot of flavour. This recipe is a keeper.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 14.2 g
  • 57%
  • Protein
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 989 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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