Chana Chaat – a classic Indian street-side snack that is easy to make and tastes extremely delicious. This spicy, sweet, tangy irresistible snack takes just 5 minutes to assemble with pre-made tamarind chutney and canned chickpeas. This dish is vegan and gluten-free.
This vibrant aloo chana chaat can be served as a tea time snack or as a starter. This kabuli chana chaat is sure to entice guests at your next gettogether party and pot lucks.
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Chana chaat recipe variations
Chickpea chaat is a versatile dish that can be customised to suit an individual’s taste preference. You could add roasted peanuts for extra crunch. For a change, you could try adding boiled sweet potato or corn. Along with sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney makes a great addition and imparts lovely flavours. If you are looking for more flavours try adding chopped raw mango.
Ingredients required for aloo Chana Chaat recipe
Vegetables: onion, tomato, green chilli, coriander, potato, lemon juice.
Spices: chilli powder, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder.
Toppings: Pomegranate, fine sev, sweet tamarind chutney.
In a wide bowl, add chickpeas and rest of the vegetables, salt and dry spices.
Mix until well combined.
Now top it with tamarind chutney, pomegranate, fine sev and coriander.
Serve delicious chana chaat immediately.
Watch how to make an easy chana chaat
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Tips to make tasty chana chaat
Adjust spices as per your taste requirement.
If you prefer to use store-bought tamarind chutney, add it gradually until it tastes just right to you because taste and flavours of chutney vary from brand to brand.
Do not skip lemon juice as it enhances the flavour of chaat.
You may swap in Bombay mix for fine sev.
Each 400gms tin yields approximately 240gms of chickpeas when drained.
Chana Chaat (Chickpea Chaat)
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml
- 3 tins Chickpeas 400 gms each tin
- 1 large Onion chopped
- 1 medium Tomato chopped
- 2 small Potatoes boiled, peeled and cubed
- 1 Green Chilli chopped
- 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
- 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- Salt as required
- Lemon Juice from 1 lemon
- 4 - 5 tbsp Sweet Tamarind Chutney
- Coriander handful
- Sev handful
- Pomegranate pearls handful
- In a wide bowl, add chickpeas and rest of the vegetables, salt and dry spices.
- Mix until well combined.
- Now top it with tamarind chutney, pomegranate, fine sev and coriander.
- Serve delicious chana chaat immediately.
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