Sep 27, 2011

Channa Chaat (Spicy Chickpeas Salad) & The Hundred Hearts Award

A quick, oil free chaat that works as a great salad too. Chaats are a variety of particularly common snacks which are popular in India. There are different varieties of chats and most common are aloo chaat,chana chaat,chicken chaat.This chaat is a mix of sweet,hot and sour flavors and it tastes great if you make chat the day before you serve it.

Ingredients :

Chick peas/Boiled chana (white chickpeas, kabuli chana, garbanzo beans)   – 1 cup
Onion(finely chopped) –1
Tomato (diced) –1
Green Chilly(chopped) –1
Chat Masala – 1tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Amchur Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Lime Juice - 1 tsp.
Black salt as per taste
5-6 pani pooris or papdis cruched

Method :

In a bowl, take boiled channa.
Add the chopped tomatoes, onions and green chili to it.
Then add all the dry spice powders and black salt, mix the entire mixture well. Finally add lime juice to the chaat.
Garnish the chana chaat with some crushed papdis or pani pooris.
Serve the chana chaat instantly.

Tips :

you could adjust the spice powders, black salt and lime juice as per your taste
when you boil the chana, add some salt to the water in which you would boil the chana.

Do not add green chili if you do not want to eat a spicy and hot chaat.
The chaat will be warm if you have freshly cooked the chickpeas and are not using leftover cooked chickpeas.


Few days ago, I  was  received this award ,  by  one  of  my  favorite   blogger  Friend,   Ms.Wan.  of   Cooking  Varieties : Food  &  Health  Benefits .Thank you for sharing this lovely award with me.
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