April 18, 2024


Than a Food Fitter

Turn chickpeas into savory chana masala and rich chocolate brownies

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On this week’s episode of TODAY All Day’s “#Cooking,” Samah Dada uses one of her favorite ingredients to make a traditional vegetarian curry and a modern take on brownies. Chickpeas are full of fiber and protein, making them a filling ingredient in a variety of dishes.

Chana Masala-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Samah Dada

I grew up with chana masala on the dinner table at least once a week growing up. Its rich, spicy and savory notes are perfect served alongside baked sweet potatoes. This is one of my go-to comfort foods, but it’s also packed with a lot of nutrients that are great for you, so you won’t feel totally weighed down after eating this hearty meal.

Cilantro-Mint Chutney by Samah Dada

This vibrant chutney is the perfect zesty topping to take earthier dishes to the next level. It’s cool and refreshing because of the mint, a little spicy because of the cilantro, all balanced out with warming cumin and bright lemon.

Chickpea Brownies by Samah Dada

Chickpea blondies have been super popular on my blog for years, so a chickpea brownie seemed like an obvious follow up. I promise you won’t taste the legume in this rich chocolate batter, but you will be impressed by how dense these brownies are. I like to enjoy them with a scoop or two of my favorite vegan ice cream and a drizzle of nut butter.

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