The Cha-Cha Chickpeas offer you a fusion of nutrition and flavor in a ready-to-eat pack. Crafted for the health-conscious, each pouch is a plant-based, protein-rich delight, boasting 14 grams of protein per serving. The chickpeas are gluten-free, non-GMO, and cooked in nutrient-dense avocado oil, ensuring a wholesome snacking experience.
Flavor-wise, the chickpeas are steeped in a bold, tangy gravy, striking a perfect balance of spice and tanginess. Cha-Cha comes from Chatpata (spicy and tangy) chickpeas and the recipe incorporates black cardamom and a mix of aromatic spices. The inclusion of onion-tomato gravy, dried pomegranates, and raw mango adds layers of flavor, making the chickpeas not only nutritious but also irresistibly tasty.
The Cha-Cha Chickpeas can be enjoyed alone or paired with rice, naan, or tortillas. Adding spinach, red onion, tomatoes, jalapenos, and lime enhances their flavor, making them a perfect choice for a quick and satisfying meal or snack.
Microwave – Tear pouch 2 inches to vent. Microwave for 60-90 seconds on high. Handle hot pouch with care!
Stovetop – Empty chickpeas into a saucepan(making sure to squeeze out every last drop of deliciousness) and simmer until hot.
Ingredients: Water, Chickpeas, Onion, Tomato paste, Avocado oil, Serrano pepper, Salt, Ginger, Garlic, Raw Mango powder, Pomegranate powder, Black cardamom, Spices.
Masala Mama, known as Nidhi Jalan, was born in Calcutta, India, where a nurse’s playful nickname at her birth foreshadowed her culinary destiny. Despite her spicy moniker, Nidhi’s early food experiences were in a large, multi-generational household where meals were often bland. Her real passion for flavors blossomed in the kitchen among the household staff, savoring dishes rich in spices. After moving to New York for a Masters of Fine Arts degree, Nidhi’s longing for authentic Indian flavors led to the creation of Masala Mama, a venture blending her love for art and traditional Indian cuisine, offering a taste of home-cooked Indian meals with ease.
The real game-changer came at a dinner party. Chatting with a worn-out hostess who loved Indian food but was overwhelmed by the endless ingredients and hours needed to cook it, Nidhi had a lightbulb moment. Why not make it easier for everyone to enjoy these amazing flavors? That’s how Masala Mama was born – out of a dream to bring those awesome, home-cooked Indian flavors right to your table, minus the hassle.