Chana Chaat is a delicious tangy snack that is made using boiled black chickpeas. It is healthy and a great source of vegetarian protein. Here is how to make it.
There is nothing like a delicious plate of Chaat on a rainy day!
I often crave something spicy and tangy in Monsoons and it becomes impossible to go out during heavy rains.
Not only in Monsoons, but there are also a lot of days when this craving comes out of a sudden and I am sure it happens with most of us, because who doesn’t like Chaat?
Apart from making Pakoras and Bhajjis, I often make sweet, tangy, and spicy Chaats at home and keep experimenting with different recipes from across India.
One of my favourite is this Chana Chaat, this is not only delicious but even healthy.
Therefore, whenever I crave for a Chaat and don’t want to cheat on my diet, I end up making this Chane ki Chaat.
Made from black chickpeas, it is flavored with chutneys and spices making it irresistible.
About the recipe
It is a delicious Indian street snack where boiled chickpeas are mixed with spices.
This delicious mixture is topped with yogurt, chutneys, green chillies, fresh coriander, etc.
You can also substitute Kala Chana with Kabuli Chana, Lobia or Hara Chana to make this easy and delicious Chaat.
How to soak Black Chickpeas?
Add the black chickpeas in a big bowl and cover it with water depending upon the quantity of chickpeas.
Make sure that your chickpeas are covered well with water. Soak them for about 4 hours or overnight.
Always use a big bowl to soak the chickpeas, as they will increase in size once soaked up.
How to boil Black Chickpeas?
Drain the water from the soaked chickpeas, rinse them, and add them in the pressure cooker.
Add water to cover the chickpeas and make sure to add some salt.
Put the lid of the cooker.
Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles on high heat and then let it simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat.
Switch off the gas and let the pressure release naturally.
Benefits of Black Chickpeas
Black Chickpeas is a great source of protein, therefore it is a great ingredient to include in your everyday meals.
It is also high in antioxidants which promotes heart health and is also good for your skin.
Fibre in black chickpeas also controls the cholesterol and is good for your overall health.
Step By Step Recipe
Mix boiled kala chana, black salt, regular salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder, onion, tomato and lemon juice in a bowl.
Transfer this mixture on a serving plate.
Top with yogurt whisked with sugar, tamarind chutney, green chutney, fresh coriander, green chilli and pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.
Chana Chaat Recipe
- 2 cups Black Chickpeas (boiled)
- 1 tsp Black Salt
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/4 cup Onion (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Tomato (chopped)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 cup Yogurt (whisked with sugar)
- 1/2 cup Puffed Rice
- 2 tbsp Tamarind Chutney
- 2 tbsp Green Chutney
- 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)
- 2 tsp Green Chillies (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
- Mix boiled kala chana, black salt, regular salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder, onion, tomato and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Transfer this mixture on a serving plate.
- Top with yogurt whisked with sugar, puffed rice, tamarind chutney, green chutney, fresh coriander, green chilli and pomegranate seeds.
- Serve immediately.