Chana Usal Bhaji

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10 mins Cooking Time
1 Serving
Diversity score info

Diversity Score defines how nutritionally diverse your food is. It reflects the concept that increasing the variety of foods in the diet helps to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients.

Grains, root and tubers
Meats & Fish
Nuts & Seeds
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin A Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Sources of Calories
Protein 13%
Carbs 38%
Fats 50%
Gluten Free
Lactose Free

This gluten-free and lactose-free gravy vegetable recipe is sure to stimulate your tastebuds. The popular vegetarian and vegan Maharashtrian recipe is a perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner main course dish. The savory and flavorful recipe provides a boost of total fiber, protein, iron (Fe), potassium (k), and calcium to your daily meals and makes it more nutritionally diverse. The recipe goes perfectly with roti, bajra bhakri, Missi roti with oil, or chapati with oil.


  • 1/8 Cup Whole Bengal Gram (Chana)
  • 2.5 Tbsp Chopped Onion
  • 2.5 Tbsp Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/8 Tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Powder (Jeera )
  • 2 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1.5 Tsp Oil
  • As Required Water


Pre Preparation
  • Step 1

    Soak and cook chana

  • Step 1

    The first step, soak chana and cook until soft

  • Step 2

    Then in a pan, heat oil, rai and let it crackle

  • Step 3

    Add gingergarlic paste, chopped onion, and chopped tomatoes and saute the ingredients well

  • Step 4

    Next, add haldi, jeera, and dhania powder, garam masala powder, red chilly powder, water, cooked chana, salt, cover with a lid and cook well

  • Step 5

    Finally, garnish with chopped coriander leaves

  • Step 6

    Serve hot

Healthy Twist

To improve bone health, add a teaspoon of calcium rich White sesame seeds

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Food Additives
Chickpea Flour (Besan)
Red Chilli
Approximate values
Serving Size Medium Bowl(126gm)
Amount Per ServingCalories


% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10gm 3.7%
Dietary Fiber 5gm 19.1%
Protein 4gm 8.1%
Total Fat 6gm 8.3%

*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on standard serving sizes and recipes as prepared by Fitterfly. Actual nutritional values may vary because of variations in portion size or recipes, continuous data changes by these sources, changes in growing seasons, or differences in the sources of ingredients. We may update this information from time to time and change the way we calculate Nutrition data. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary based on multiple factors. For some ingredients, nutrient information is not available and they may not reflect accurately in the Label. Please consult your doctor or a Registered Dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

Reference: Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, National Institute of Nutrition; Nutritive Value of Indian Foods 2016, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research)


How long would it take burn 117 kcals ?

  • Walking (3 mph ) 34 minutes
  • Running (6 mph ) 20 minutes
  • Bicycling 16 minutes

Values estimated based on person weighing 60 kgs.

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