Monday, 19 May 2014

Super Healthy Kaala Chana Brownies (Brownie with Black Peas)

When you think of brownies the first thought that comes to your mind is lots of butter and chocolate! Well, chocolate or cocoa is inevitable for a brownie otherwise it won't remain a brownie. However , the other ingredients can definitely be experimented with for more healthier option. Today's recipe has not only replaced the butter but also the flour which does not hold any particular nutritional value apart from empty calories! Go ahead and enjoy these guilt-free delights and surprise your family in a healthy way! I saw this recipe long time back in some forum and had noted down the recipe. I am glad the person who originally posted this recipe has been found. She is Soumya from Creative Saga ( 

1 1/2 cup kaala chana (can also be experimented with chick peas) soaked overnight
1/2 cup oats, any variety, dry roasted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup milk (use if batter too dry, not exceeding the quantity)
1/2 cup chocolate chips 
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt

Wash the soaked chana and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles until soft. If using the canned ones, you can directly proceed to the next step.
Once cooled, drain the boiled chana in a colander and let the water dry completely, takes about an hour. Now transfer the chana to a grinder and grind to a fine powder, as fine as possible. To this add the roasted oats and further grind to a powder. Transfer to a bowl and add all the other dry ingredients. Add the oil and mix. Most likely, the mixture will be quite dry. Add the milk, little at a time, not exceeding the recommended quantity. The mixture will not be runny like a cake batter but will be of drop consistency. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix again. 
Pre-heat the oven at 175 degree celsius. Grease a medium sized cake tin or bundt pan and keep aside.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle some choco chips on top. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream or just enjoy with your favorite cuppa!


  1. Hi I have posted this recipe long ago.. You have used the same ingredients and measurements without giving my blog link. Please mention the link

    1. Thank you Sowmya for writing in. I had noted down your recipe but did not note down your link and name when you posted.. Don't remember where I saw your recipe! Will be glad to post the link :)