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CHANA CHAAT | CHICKPEA CHAAT

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Chana Chaat | Chickpea Chaat is a lip smacking, tasty, snack with  flavours that are sweet, salty and tangy all present in one dish. It is popular as street food, especially in North India.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Chaat, Light Meal, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups chickpeas boiled
  • 1 cup potato boiled, peeled, diced
  • ½ cup cucumber diced
  • ½ cup tomato diced
  • ¼ cup onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup semi ripe mango finely chopped
  • ¼ cup peanuts boiled or roasted
  • ½ cup yogurt optional
  • ¼ cup coriander finely chopped
  • 8-10 mint leaves chopped
  • ½ cup green chutney
  • ½ cup date tamarind chutney
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1-2 green chillis finely chopped, optional
  • 2 tsp garlic chutney optional
  • ½ cup sev thin

Instructions
 

  • Use canned chickpeas or boil the raw ones.
  • To boil chickpeas, soak them overnight in warm water.
  • Next day drain out the water, wash the chickpeas.
  • Cook them in a saucepan with enough water and about ½ tsp salt. Alternately, pressure cook them for 3-4 whistles. If you use the IP, set it to the pressure cook mode.
  • Drain out the water from the cooked chickpeas.
  • Mix the chickpeas, potato, cucumber, tomato, onion, coriander, mint, peanuts, mango in a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, chaat masala, green chillis if using any and the red chilli powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Divide the mixture between two bowls if you are having it as a light meal or in four bowls for starters.
  • Top the chaat with the sev and chutneys.
  • Add yogurt if using any.
  • Serve immediately as you want the crunch of the sev to remain.

Notes

  • If you want to serve the chaat as a starter, mix the chaat with all the ingredients except for the chutneys, yogurt and sev. Serve those on the side.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • The basic chana chaat has chickpeas, potato and onion with the chutneys. Feel free to add any other ingredients of your choice.
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