Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chana Chaat


Whether you are drinking tea in the evening or attending a birthday party or kitty party, channa chaat will be main dish which will be necessarily served. If we will call chana chaat the "king of the evening course" then it will not be wrong. There are made many variations of chana chaat. Some make it sweet and sour (khatti meethi) and some make it spicy and some make it simple. However, any form of chana chaat is loved by every family member. Chana chaat goes well dahi baray. Down is the very simple but very delicious recipe of chana chaat.


  • 250 grams of chana (black chickpeas will taste well but you can take the simple one too)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely cubed)
  • 4 green chilli or hari mirch (finely chopped)
  • Half teaspoon of haldi (turmeric)
  • One teaspoon of lal mirch powder (red chilli powder)
  • One teaspoon of kuti lal mirch (crush red chilli)
  • One teaspoon of kuta dhania (crushed coriander)
  • One teaspoon of kuta zeera (crushed cumin)
  • One teaspoon of chaat masala
  • Half teaspoon of qusuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • One teaspoon baking powder
  • One teaspoon of adrak lehsan paste (ginger garlic paste)
  • Quarter cup of oil
Preparation Process:
Soak chana in water mixed with baking powder for the whole night and then boil them in pressure cooker or the way you boil. Take a frying pan and heat oil in it. Fry onions with ginger garlic paste till they start changing the color then add tomatoes, green chilies and all the above mentioned dry ingredients. Fry them for sometime by adding a little water also so that the spices may not get burnt. Lastly, add chickpeas and cook for at least five to ten minutes.

Chana chaat is ready. Take it out in the serving dish and top it with boiled potatoes or green chilli or tomatoes or onions or fresh coriander.

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