Chana Chaat Recipe : Healthy Snack of Boiled Chickpeas!

Feeling hungry? But cannot compromise with the healthy eating? Here, try to do the quick sneak peek into your kitchen. If you find the frozen beans or chickpeas then stop thinking. You have found you way out to instantly sate your hunger. The Chana Chaat Recipe is an easy solution to integrate healthy chickpeas in our diet. Please, yourself with a tasty snack which has an amazing blend of various spice powders with the nutritious chickpeas.

Chana Chaat

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  • Recipe Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Chana Chaat Recipe is simple to follow and easy to make. It mainly requires fresh chickpeas and some common spice powders. Enjoy the healthy Chaat!

Chana Chaat Recipe

Chana Chaat Recipe Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas – 3 cups
  • Red Bell Pepper – ¼ cup
  • Tomatoes – 1 cup
  • Onions – 1 cup
  • Green Bell Pepper – ¼ cup
  • Green Chilies – 1 chili
  • Chaat Masala – ½ tsp.
  • Coriander Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Dry Mango Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Asafoetida (hing) – a pinch
  • Coriander Leaves – ½ cup
  • Parsley Leaves – ¼ cup
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp.
  • Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – as per taste.

Note: You can use white chickpeas or garbanzo beans. If you have cumin seeds then crush them to powder.

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Chana Chaat Recipe Steps:

Pre-Preparation:

  • Boil the Chickpeas prior to using them.
  • Wash the chickpeas under fresh and cool water.
  • Strain the dirty water and dry them.
  • Boil the water in the pressure cooker.
  • Add some salt when water is boiled.
  • Then keep the plate of chickpeas.
  • Cover the lid and let them cook till they become soft.
  • Take out the chickpeas on a plate.
  • Drain off extra water.
  • Wash and deseed green chilies. Break their steam and chop them.
  • Rinse, Wash and Chop Coriander Leaves, Parsley Leaves, Onions, Tomatoes, and Bell Peppers.

Note: Be careful while chopping the chilies and bell peppers.

Preparation:

  • Take out the boiled Chana in a large mixing bowl or a large flat plate or even the shallow bowl.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and the green chilies to the bowl of chickpeas.
  • Now, heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium pan and wait till it crackles.
  • Sprinkle with the hot oil, cumin seeds and they will make noise.
  • Now, Sautee the onions till they change the color and become golden brown.
  • Add the green and red bell peppers and let them roast.
  • When your tempering is ready, transfer it to the bowl of chickpeas.
  • Now slightly sprinkle in the various spice powders like the cumin powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, Chaat masala, Hing and the red chili powder.
  • Mix or fold the ingredients well so that they get accustomed with each other’s flavors.
  • Now add some the salt along with a pinch of black pepper powder.
  • Continue to combine the ingredients with light hands using the spoon.
  • Squeeze in the lime juice and give a toss.
  • Seasoning the Chana Chaat with the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Check for the taste and adjust the final flavors.
  • Top the Chaat plate with the parsley leaves.
  • You can either refrigerate it or serve it immediately.

And the yummy Chana Chaat with mild yet tasty flavors is ready!

Note: You may skip the tempering and add the onions and bell peppers without frying into the chickpeas mixture.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 246 calories
  • Total Time: PT5M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

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The preparation can be done in no time and the assembling of the ingredients hardly takes few minutes. To get started, all you require is the availability of Chana. The Indian condiments used are common and easily obtainable from stores or made at home. You may also use other ingredients or veggies as per your palates prefer or also skip some from the list mentioned below. The tanginess and juiciness instantly soothe the desire for a delicious food.

The tempering of onions, bell peppers and the roasted cumin’s impart exhilarating flavors to the Chaat. The authentic taste is maintained when you use parsley leaves for seasoning but you can also enhance the flavors retaining the originality by using dry basil leaves. The tasty Chaat is self-inviting due to its lovely colorful texture. The crunchy seasoning makes the entire experience of eating it as overwhelming.

The Chickpeas Chaat is a clever way to eat healthy food which also composites of some spices and contains flavorful zest. To make your Chaat even super delicious, you can top it with the fresh thick yogurt with the sweet tamarind chutney and the spicy mint-coriander chutney. Follow the steps without any hustle and jostle to reach the remarkable dish with extraordinary taste.


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Remarks:

  • The Chana Chaat Recipe gets together quickly in 5 minutes if everything is prepared prior to its assembling.
  • The measured proportion of the ingredients in this recipe approximately serves 3 people, but you can increase if you want to make for more people.
  • You can also be flexible with the gauge of chilies or spice powders to adjust to your taste. It is perfectly fine even if you skip using the green chilies.
  • If you are keeping the chat in the fridge, then season with the other ingredients only before you serve the Chaat.

Garnishing:

Serve the healthy and flavorful Chana Chaat in a shallow plate or Chaat serving bowls. Garnish it with:

  • Crushed Papdi
  • Chopped Coriander
  • Fried Thick Poori
  • Corn chips
  • Thin Sev

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