Bengal gram or Chana is a healthy addition to any diet.
Bengal Gram is naturally low in fat, high in dietary fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Bengal Gram is high in fibre and protein, and has a low glycemic index. As a result it helps control weight.
Bengal Gram boosts intestinal health and reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Including 3/4 cup of kala chana in your diet each day can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Bengal Gram is ideal for breakfast or lunch as they are a bit difficult to digest. It is not the best choice for dinner
Bengal Gram is a form of conventional chickpeas. These lentils are very nutritious and used in curries and chaats.
Since Bengal Gram retain their shape, these beans are a great addition to salads especially sprouted ones.
Bengal gram can be lightly sautéed and mixed with fresh diced onions, minced cilantro and lime juice to make a tasty side dish.
Bengal Gram can be cooked with or without salt, sautéed in garlic butter, or with mayonnaise and lightly cooked vegetables to make a delicious salad.
It is a wonderful addition to Pani Puri.
Bengal Gram can be used to make a great accompaniment for naan or roti, with or without other vegetables.