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Chana Chaat Recipe (Chickpea Chaat)

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.

Check out Simple Chickpea Salad recipe using canned chickpeas.

Check out few chaat recipes here:

Masala puri chaat

Peanut Chaat

Dahi Papdi Chaat

Bhel Puri

Sweet Potato Chaat

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.

Instructions

In a wide bowl, add chickpeas and rest of the vegetables, salt and dry spices.

chickpeas,dry spices and veggies in a wide bowl.

Mix until well combined.

combining all ingredients to make chana chaat.

Now top it with tamarind chutney, pomegranate, fine sev and coriander.

topping chana chaat with sev and pomegranate.

Serve delicious chana chaat immediately.

chana chaat in a bowl with coriander, sev and pomegranate in small bowls.

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.

Notes

You may swap in Bombay mix for fine sev.

Each 400gms tin yields approximately 240gms of chickpeas when drained.

Chana Chaat (Chickpea Chaat)

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 people
Author: Geetha Priyanka

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Notes

You may swap in Bombay mix for fine sev.
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 omit lemon juice as it enhances the flavour of chaat.
Do not keep let chaat sit for long, as the sev tends to turn soggy. If you plan to serve later, make sure to keep the ingredients ready and assemble chaat just before you plan to serve.
Each 400gms tin yields approximately 240gms of chickpeas when drained.

Here are no-cook evening snacks recipes that you might like:

Masala Corn

Coconut Date balls

Yogurt Granola Parfait

Strawberry Yogurt Bark

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