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Protein, calcium, pro-biotics, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, and filling, this bowl has it all!

Masala Chickpeas and Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Sharing with you one of my favorite breakfast bowl, gluten free Masala Chickpeas and Yogurt, packed with calcium and pro-biotics! 

I love yogurt! Give me bowl of yogurt, for lunch, for breakfast, and I won't mind ever! 

With day-to-day routine, I often used to miss eating yogurt regularly..... so these days, for regularity, I try to include it in my every-day foods! I always find those "ready-to-eat pro-biotic shot" little expensive.... yogurt is easiest and cost-effective way to take pro-biotics, and a few other things which we will discuss some other day. In one line, anything that can help heal our gut! Like if your body can digest fermented foods - Kimchi or Kombocha, all have similar gut-friendly characteristics!

What worked BEST, so far for me, to eat more yogurt? I would say, including in daily routine diet! Breakfast, dips, spreads, or desserts... daily routine foods can help us eat more yogurt!

Sometime back, I also complied a post on recipes using yogurt - 15 More Way to Eat More Yogurt

This yogurt and Masala Chickpea bowl has become a weekly ritual in my family! Often, I soak dried black chickpeas at night, in morning, just boil'em quickly, add salt and black pepper and pack for lunch...... for quick, healthy, and fibrous-munch-snack. Some days, after boiling chickpeas, I pan fry'em with curry powder and shallots to make Masala Chickpeas which we eat for breakfast with yogurt! Other than all benefits of yogurt, yogurt also act as cooling element with spiced chickpeas! 

Masala Chickpeas with Yogurt

Since, I always have a cup or so of soaked chickpeas on kitchen counter, often these sprout and I add'em to salad, towards end of week, like Kale and Chickpeas Sprout Salad, I shared with you sometime back.

Black Chickpeas Pan Fried with Curry Powder with Yogurt Wholesome Healthy Breakfast

Recently, I tried one more thing, GROWING own garbanzos i.e. fresh green chickpeas :) Thing is, when I'm not in mood to use the sprouts, and week is almost over, I put sprouted chickpeas in a wide flower pot in my patio. And they grow pretty good! This picture, I took after 2 week's growth.

Garbanzo Plant ChefDeHome

When this plant have cute little garbanzo pods, I promise to share the picture again and also a recipe using fresh garbanzo from my own garden (I mean patio ;))

Now, let's talk nutrition!

This breakfast bowl is completely gluten free, has calcium and pro-biotics from non-fat yogurt, has good serving of fiber, protein, and iron from black chickpeas, and anti-inflammatory dose of turmeric from curry powder. 

Wholesome Healthy Breakfast with Chickpeas and Yogurt

Ending Friday with this Healthy breakfast Bowl! I hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!

~Savita

Few of my favorite Yogurt recipes:

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Masala Chickpeas and Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Masala Chickpeas and Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 2 Servings Serves 2 Notes If using fresh, need overnight soaking of dried black chickpeas.
Smart Swap Can't find Chia seeds? You can also use flax seeds or Hemp seeds.

Ingredients

    Masala Black Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Black Chickpeas  (dried, soak overnight, or use 2 cups canned white or black chickpeas)
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder  (or 1/4 tsp each of turmeric, cumin, coriander, and paprika powders)
  • 1 tsp Canola Oil  
  • 1/4 Cup Shallot Onions  (small chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon  (juice)
  • Salt and Black Pepper  (as per taste)
  • Yogurt Bowl
  • 1 Cup Yogurt  (non-fat yogurt, thick or plain, slightly beaten for creamy texture)
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds  
  • 5-6 Strawberries  
  • Mint  (fresh leaves, optional)

Directions

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  • Step for Recipe - Masala Chickpeas and Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
    1. If using canned chickpeas, skip this step and save 15 minutes. Or in a deep sauce pan, add pre-soaked black or white chickpeas with 2 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Boil for 12-15 minutes or until chickpeas are done to your liking.
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    2. Heat oil in small saute pan, add chopped shallot and let it soften a bit, about 2 minutes. Drain water from cooked chickpeas and add to saute pan and stir fry until chickpeas are crispy (3-4 minutes)
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    3. Add curry powder and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, salt and black pepper as per taste. Set aside.
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    4. In two bowls, divide yogurt, chia seeds, strawberries, chickpeas equally. Garnish with some fresh mint and serve!
Savita's Notes:

Use non-fat yogurt. Beat yogurt slightly with whisk for a appealing creamy texture. Don't season yogurt as masala chickpeas will compensate for the salt.

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12 comment(s)

  1. Dannii, thank you so much!
  2. I never would have thought to have chickpeas with breakfast, but what a fantastic idea!
  3. thanks, Padma!
  4. Healthy, delicious and gorgeous looking breakfast:)
  5. Anupama, thanks! Oh yeah! chickpeas for breakfast with yogurt! always a hit! isn't it?
  6. Good heavens, girl! This masala chickpeas with yogurt is just perfect for the winter blues! :)
  7. jayashree, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad we have similar taste!
  8. Lovely dish ! I too prepare it often
  9. Cheri, thanks! indeed, growing own garbanzos is a great experience! loving it!
  10. I Love that you tried growing your own garbanzos, great recipe!
  11. :) thanks, Manali! sure! please do try!
  12. Now that's a fun way to eat chickpeas Savita! Really like the idea, will give it a try! :)