Gur Chana: Ancient Rejuvenating Snack (High-Protein)

The modern organic industry is constantly churning out made-up “healthy” products, while much more simple and cost-effective, timeless formulas such as Gur Chana are readily available:

Gur Chana is an ancient snack made of roasted chickpeas coated with jaggery (the healthiest form of natural sugar).

This simple combination brings nutritional effects way beyond the two ingredients taken separately. It is one of the most underrated superfoods.

Gur means jaggery (cane sugar), and chana means chickpea.

During the cooking process, a culinary process occurs which loads Gur Chana with refined nutrients. As a result:

  • Gur Chana improves your face’s skin glow
  • It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and acne
  • Gur Chana is a high-protein food. The combination of cane sugar and chickpea assists in building muscles, which makes it an excellent post-workout snack
  • Gur Chana is rich in brain-food nutrients. It is a medhya and rasāyana food
  • Its high minerals content strengthens your teeth
  • Very high in magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium. Improves and cures iron deficiency
  • Reduces hair loss (also due to the high mineral content)
  • Cane sugar and chickpea, when eaten together, increase your metabolism and helps in reducing weight
  • Used by menstruating women to compensate for the loss of key minerals
  • As if all this was not enough, it also helps in cleansing and detoxifying the body

Like many of the ancient medicinal snacks, Gur Chana is designed to taste good and is therefore a no-brainer replacement for toxic junk food snacks.

How to make Gur Chana (Recipe)

Where to buy: Gur Chana is seldom known outside of India, so you’ll have to import it or make your own

The Gur-Chana combination can also be made into a laddu (Thambittu laddu) – see recipe here – or roasted gram balls (Pottukadalai Urundai)

Roasted chickpeas coated with Jaggery (cane sugar)

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