Chana Chaat

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04 December 2019

Ingredients

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Chickpeas - 1 cup (soaked overnight)
Onion finely chopped
Tomato deseeded & finely chopped
Cucumber deseeded & finely chopped
Grated Carrot
Kala Namak - 1/2 Tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 Tsp
Chaat masala powder - 1 Tsp
Tamarind & date chutney
Garnish it with Sev & coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Water
To make Mint & Coriander Chutney
Green Chilli - 2 Nos
Small piece of Ginger
Coriander & Mint Leaves - 1 Cup
Juice of 1 Lemon
Salt to taste

Nutritional information

15
Calories

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Chana Chaat

CHANA CHAAT

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chana chaat recipe with step by step photos. chana chaat is a delicious, tasty, tangy and easy chaat snack made from white chickpeas (chana or chole), spice powders, onions, tomatoes and lemon.

  • 25 min
  • Serves 5
  • Medium

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chana chaat recipe with step by step photos. chana chaat is a delicious, tasty, tangy and easy chaat snack made from white chickpeas (chana or chole), spice powders, onions, tomatoes and lemon.

it can be made very quickly if you have canned chickpeas or leftover boiled chana. if using canned chickpeas, then you just need to mix the spices, onions, tomatoes et all and savor the chana chaat.

chana chaat can be compared to a chickpea salad. however, the taste of any chaat snack is nowhere to a salad. so the comparison does not do much justice to the recipe. while a salad is simple and sober, a chaat is full of bursting flavors and taste.

what makes a chaat different from salad is the addition of green chillies, black salt, chaat masala, onions and lemon juice. you can even add tamarind chutney and green coriander chutney to perk up the flavors more. some fresh curd can also be added.

in the recipe post, i have cooked the chickpeas first. i have also added potatoes that can be skipped.

once the chickpeas are cooked, then it is very easy to make and assemble the chaat. you could serve the chana chaat warm or cold. it can be served as a starter, snack or even can be had as a brunch. i have also shared a different recipe of aloo chana chaat.

TIPS FOR MAKING CHANA CHAAT

  1. you can add more or less of the spice powders, black salt and lemon juice as per your taste buds.
  2. when you boil the chickpeas, add some salt to the water while boiling.
  3. do not add green chilli if you do not want to eat a spicy and hot chaat. skip green chillies and kashmiri red chilli powder for small kids.
  4. if you want to serve the chana chaat cold, then refrigerate. do not add the crushed pooris and coriander leaves while refrigerating chana chaat. when you serve the chilled chaat, at that time you add the crushed pooris and coriander leaves.
  5. the chana chaat will be warm if you have freshly cooked the chickpeas and are not using leftover cooked chickpeas.
  6. if you cook the chickpeas in a pot then the preparation time will be 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. to cook the chickpeas in a pot or pan, soak the chickpeas overnight. the add 3 to 4 cups water in a pan with the soaked chickpeas and salt. also add a few drops of oil, so that the foaming and frothing are reduced. if the water froths too much, then cook without the lid.
  8. 2.5 to 3 cups of canned chickpeas can also be used instead of dried chickpeas.
  9. you can even add some finely chopped cucumber, grated carrot or beetroot in the chole chaat.

HOW TO MAKE CHANA CHAAT

1. soak 1 cup kabuli chana (white chickpeas) in enough water overnight or for 8 to 9 hours. later drain all the water. rinse the chickpeas in running water and again drain the water. you can also use 2.5 to 3 cups canned chickpeas. if using canned chickpeas, then you just need to mix the spices, onions, tomatoes et all and savour the chana chaat.

Chana Chaat

Chana Chaat

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

chana chaat recipe with step by step photos. chana chaat is a delicious, tasty, tangy and easy chaat snack made from white chickpeas (chana or chole), spice powders, onions, tomatoes and lemon.

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas - 1 cup (soaked overnight)
  • Onion finely chopped
  • Tomato deseeded & finely chopped
  • Cucumber deseeded & finely chopped
  • Grated Carrot
  • Kala Namak - 1/2 Tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Chaat masala powder - 1 Tsp
  • Tamarind & date chutney
  • Garnish it with Sev & coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • To make Mint & Coriander Chutney
  • Green Chilli - 2 Nos
  • Small piece of Ginger
  • Coriander & Mint Leaves - 1 Cup
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

    1. Soak 1 cup chickpeas overnight.
    2. Pressure-cook the soaked chickpeas with enough water & required salt for about 3 to 4 whistles.
    3. For mint chutney – Grind 2 green chili, A small piece of ginger, mix of some coriander & mint leaves, extract juice of 1 lemon and finally add some salt to taste. (add water as required)
    4. For the final mix add the soaked chickpeas, some finely chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber and some grated carrot. (add ingredient as per taste)
    5. For seasoning the chat add 1/2 Tsp of kala namak, 1.2 Tsp of red chilli powder and 1 Tsp of chaat masala powder. (add ingredient as per taste)
    6. Add some freshly prepared mint coriander chutney and 1 Tsp of tamarind date chutney. (add ingredient as per taste)
    7. Mix everything together and garnish it with some sev and freshly Chopped Coriander leaves.
    8. Now the super delicious crunchy chaat is ready to serve. A Perfect recipe for a light lunch or potlucks!!!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 15

Steps

1
Done

Soak 1 cup chickpeas overnight.

2
Done

Pressure-cook the soaked chickpeas with enough water & required salt for about 3 to 4 whistles.

3
Done

For mint chutney – Grind 2 green chili, A small piece of ginger, mix of some coriander & mint leaves, extract juice of 1 lemon and finally add some salt to taste. (add water as required)

4
Done

For the final mix add the soaked chickpeas, some finely chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber and some grated carrot. (add ingredient as per taste)

5
Done

For seasoning the chat add 1/2 Tsp of kala namak, 1.2 Tsp of red chilli powder and 1 Tsp of chaat masala powder. (add ingredient as per taste)

6
Done

Add some freshly prepared mint coriander chutney and 1 Tsp of tamarind date chutney. (add ingredient as per taste)

7
Done

Mix everything together and garnish it with some sev and freshly Chopped Coriander leaves.

8
Done

Now the super delicious crunchy chaat is ready to serve. A Perfect recipe for a light lunch or potlucks!!!

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