Kundalini Yoga for Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore

Black Chana Dal

Black Chanas (Garbanzos)


Here in the west we are used to seeing the white garbanzos. But for nerve energy, there's nothing like those little black garbanzos. The black garbanzos grow in fields in India. During the rainy season there's so much lightening over these fields, that it looks like the fourth of July - electricity goes from the clouds to the ground and from the ground back up to the clouds! It's a very funny natural phenomenon to see. Normally people avoid these fields at this time, because they don't want to be electrocuted. These black garbanzos are very good for the nervous system, and help to control the electromagnetic field of the body. They are the most powerfully energizing food in the world. They are very good for health. Wash the beans and soak them overnight. In the morning, drain them, and put them into a pressure cooker, and cook until soft. Then make a soup out of them. Or, you can use the following recipe:


Wash, drain, and soak 3 cups black garbanzo beans overnight. Cook At a slow boil in fresh water, for about 3 hours. Once soft, drain off most of the liquid, and return to the pot with about 1 cup of the cooking water.


In a large, thick-bottomed frying pan, heat on a medium fire:
1/3 cup mustard oil
1/2 cup sliced ginger into match stick shapes

2 sliced onions
5-8 cloves chopped garlic
3 chopped jalapenos (optional)

Cook until soft. Then add:
2 pre-boiled potatoes (cut into pieces)
1 tsp. black pepper
1-2 tsp. black salt


Cook for a few minutes. Then add the onion, ginger, and garlic mixture to the
beans in the original cooking pot. Cook over a low flame, stirring the ingredients for about 10
minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, chopped. (Note: extra black salt can be added to taste.)


This is Dharam Kaur's recipe from my Kundalini Yoga yahoo group. Thanks for sharing Dharam