Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chana chaat

Chaat has always been my favorite…a sense of guilt lingering for days after notwithstanding !! But this is one such chaat which is healthy as well ( I wish there were healthier versions of chocolates too ).

This tasty and easy chana chat can be stirred up in a jiffy…quite apt for an evening snack or as a side dish / salad.

So ,with a bit of preplanning (or otherwise, if you have leftover boiled chana ), this chana chaat is truly a winner when it comes to tasty and quick recipe, which will disappear as quickly as it was made !!  Try it…here's the recipe :

Ingredients :

Kabuli chana                                  1 1/2 cups 

Tomato                                          1 medium, chopped finely

Onion                                            1 medium, chopped finely

Green chillies                                  2, chopped finely

Red chilli powder                           1/2  tsp

Chaat masala powder
 / jeera powder                              1/2  tsp

Salt                                                to taste

Lemon  wedges                               few

Coriander leaves                            for garnishing (I didn't use any since I ran out of it )

Method :

1.   Soak kabuli chana overnight or for at least 6 - 8 hrs. Drain the water and keep aside. Cook in a pressure cooker for a whistle.

2.  Take the kabuli chana in a mixing bowl. Then add the tomato, onion, green chillies, red chill powder, chaat masala and salt and mix well.

3.  Squeeze in lemon and mix in again..Finally, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with lemon wedges.


  1. I too love chaat ...of any type, samosa chaat, kachori chaat. chana chaat looks yummy...

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    Please do participate. Would love to have your amazing recipes at my blog.


  2. Thanks for visiting Preeti…. Hopping over to your blog now :)..the event sounds interesting !!