Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chana Chaat

Who said there is no healthy street food? My friends & I used to munch on this chana chaat walking by the Hill Rd. Our chanawala used to have a big kadai/wok on sighdi with warm chickpeas boiling. And he used to add the rest of the ingrdients as he served the chaat in the paper cones. Good, old days!!:-D

Chana Chaat
Chickpeas Salad
2 cups black or green chana/chickpeas, sprouts or soaked
1 potato, boiled, peeled, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 small onion, minced
1 or 2 green chilies, minced
salt to taste
1 tbsp coriander leaves/cilantro, chopped
2 tsp chaat masala (or per taste)
1 lemon, freshly squeezed

1. Pressure cook soaked chana or chana sprouts adding 1/4 cup water & salt.
2. After cooked, pour the chana with cooking liquid in a saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water if there is no water. Saute till all the water evaporate. Let chana cool down a little.
3. While still warm (but not too hot!), add remaining ingredients.
4. Serve immediately.

Note -
1. Remember that salt is added while cooking chanas. Adjust chaat masala accordingly as it has rock salt.
2. Sometimes, instead of boiled potato, I add diced avacado. It tastes good too.

This chana chaat is my entry to JFI - Chickpeas at Sometime Foodie.
JFI event is started by Indira of Mahanandi.


My friends, Maya & Sudeshna have passed this cool lemonade award to me. Thanks, dear friends. I would like to pass this award to Purnima, Asha, Happy Cook, Priyanka & Vaishali. Enjoy!!


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