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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chickpeas Chaat / Chana Chaat

Chickpeas chaat/Chana chaat is a spicy, tangy and healthy street food from India. This can be served as a starter or evening snack with tea. This works as a salad too. This can be quickly done when you have boiled chickpeas in hand. Either you can use black chickpeas or the white ones/ kabuli chana.
Chana Chaat


I have used raw mango here in this recipe.You can skip it also when you don't have raw mango in hand. I like to add raw mango so that it gives a light crunch to the recipe. This is easy to prepare and also a very healthy recipe. I have given the measurements/  quantity what i follow.  But you can taste and adjust the quantity according to your preference.
Chana chaat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chickpeas/ Chana
  • 1 Onion, small sized,  finely chopped
  • 1 small Tomato,  finely chopped
  • 2 slices of a medium sized RawMango,  finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 Green Chilly, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Amchoor powder/ Raw Mango powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder/ jeera powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Black salt to taste
  • Few Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method

  1. Soak the dry chickpeas ovenight or for 8 hrs and pressure cook them with enough water for 4 to 6 whistles.
  2. When the pressure is released from the cooker, drain the chickpeas with the help of a strainer and allow them to cool.
  3. Once cooled transfer the chickpeas to a large bowl.
  4. Add all the rest of the ingredients, combine and mix well.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
chana chaat


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