Broccoli, Baby Corn / American and Indian Corn
Kabuli Chana (Chickpeas) and Kala Chana (Black Beans)
Black Beans are my absolute fav and always makes me wish that people would call me for ‘kanjak’ 😀 That’s a tradition in which young adoloscent girls are called home early in the morning, worshipped and fed puri chana and halwa and are given gifts and the whole breakfast is just yum. Its done during ram navmi and durgashtami (the two sacred 9 days in the hindu calender). I am missing it already!! Ok, yes, puri and halwa are not exactly healthy but black beans are a must. They are rich in proteins and full of fibre (more than the chickpeas) and great for snacks, salads or even for burger fillings. Mashed black beans bound with some flour make great tikkis or cakes (I don’t exactly know what tikkis are called in english but I know aloo tikki is potato cake!).