Sunday, 19 January 2014

Fresh Green Chickpeas (Hara Channa)

 Fresh Green Chickpeas

Fresh green chickpeas are the winter food that tastes super good, Popular seasonal treat of India.

Also Known as
Fresh Green Chickpeas,garbanzo beans, choliya, hara Channa, in Mumbai, these are known as Harbara. They are tender, juicy and a great snack to nibble, specially fresh ones are a true delight.  Eat them raw or steam them with kala namak (Indian rock salt). 

Health Benefits
The green chick peas have a wealth of nutrients like energy, protein, calcium and iron
Fresh green chickpeas or choliya contain vitamins C, E, K and B-complex vitamins, folate, and the minerals magnesium, zinc and pantothenic acid. Fresh chick peas are high in dietary fibres too.
Culinary Uses

· Hara Chana is best eaten raw or roasted or boiled.
· Sauté some in olive oil, which softened them, put sea salt on them, and enjoy the taste.
· Can be tossed into stir-fries, sautés, and salads.
· Combined with sweetcorn and some green or red bell pepper also makes an awesome chat.

So What are you waiting for go have a cup of fresh hara channa today.....

Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover


  1. Are they beneficial for dieting and weight loss???

  2. nice blog
    thanks for sharing information.
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