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Fudco Chick Peas 500gm

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About the Product

Fudco Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a versatile legume widely used in various cuisines around the world. They come with several potential benefits. Here's a description of Fudco Chickpeas along with some of their benefits:

Description:

Chickpeas: Fudco Chickpeas are small, round, and beige in color. They have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm texture. Chickpeas are a staple in many cuisines and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.


Benefits:

  • Rich in Plant-Based Protein:Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein, making them a valuable addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. They provide essential amino acids necessary for muscle and tissue repair.
  • High in Dietary Fiber: Chickpeas are high in dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. This fiber content supports digestive health, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes a feeling of fullness, aiding in weight management.
  • Complex Carbohydrates:They provide complex carbohydrates that offer a steady release of energy, preventing rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Chickpeas contain essential nutrients such as vitamins (particularly B vitamins like folate and vitamin B6), minerals (iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc), and antioxidants that contribute to overall health and well-being.
  • Heart Health: The combination of fiber, potassium, and low sodium content in chickpeas can contribute to heart health by helping to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Weight Management: Due to their fiber and protein content, chickpeas can help control appetite and reduce overall calorie intake, making them suitable for weight management.
  • Blood Sugar Control: Chickpeas have a low glycemic index, which means they have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels. This can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those looking to maintain stable energy levels.
  • Digestive Health:The fiber in chickpeas supports a healthy digestive system by preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.
  • Antioxidants: Chickpeas contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help protect cells from oxidative stress and inflammation.
  • Versatile Ingredient: Chickpeas are incredibly versatile and can be used in various dishes, including soups, stews, salads, hummus, curries, and more.

It's important to incorporate chickpeas into a balanced diet to enjoy their potential health benefits fully. Whether you're looking to boost your protein intake, improve digestive health, or maintain a healthy weight, chickpeas are a nutritious choice that can be enjoyed in a variety of delicious recipes.

Recipes

Certainly! Here's a classic recipe for "Chana Masala," a flavorful Indian chickpea curry, using Fudco Chickpeas:

Chana Masala Recipe:

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Fudco Chickpeas (dry) or 2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned or cooked from dry)

- 2 tablespoons cooking oil

- 1 large onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated

- 2 tomatoes, finely chopped

- 1-2 green chili peppers, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)

- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

- 1 teaspoon ground coriander

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)

- 1 teaspoon garam masala

- 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)

- 1/2 cup water

- Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, for garnish

- Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Instructions:

  • Cook the Chickpeas (if using dry):
  •    - If using dry chickpeas, rinse and soak them in water overnight or for at least 8 hours. Drain, rinse, and then cook them until they are tender. This may take about 1-1.5 hours of simmering in water. Alternatively, you can use canned chickpeas.
  • Prepare the Spice Paste: In a small bowl, combine the ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Mix these spices with a few tablespoons of water to create a paste. Set aside.
  • Sauté Onions and Spices:
  •    - Heat the cooking oil in a large pan or pot over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  •    - Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  • Add Ginger, Garlic, and Green Chilies
  •    - Stir in the minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chili peppers. Sauté for a couple of minutes until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add Tomatoes:
  •    - Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil starts to separate.
  • Add Spice Paste and Cook:
  •    - Add the spice paste that you prepared earlier. Cook this mixture for a few minutes until the oil begins to separate from the spices. Stir frequently to avoid sticking or burning.
  • Add Chickpeas and Garam Masala:
  •    - Add the cooked chickpeas (or canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained) to the pan. Stir to coat them in the spice mixture.
  •    - Sprinkle garam masala and salt over the chickpeas. Mix well.
  • Simmer:
  •    - Pour in 1/2 cup of water and bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the curry to thicken. You can add more water if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  •    - Garnish your Chana Masala with freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
  •    - Optionally, serve with lemon wedges for a hint of freshness.
  • Enjoy :Serve your homemade Chana Masala hot with rice, naan, or roti. It's a delicious and hearty vegetarian dish packed with flavor and protein.

Enjoy your homemade Chana Masala!