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.
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.
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.