Kala Chana Chaat Recipe-Chatpata Healthy Street food

A healthy chaat recipe, Kala Chana Chaat, is more of an Indian salad recipe. Boiled black chana is tossed in chatpata masala , green and dates and tamarind chutneys. Serve this at your chaat parties or as a healthy evening snack.

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Kala Chana Chaat Recipe-Chatpata Healthy Street food
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Kala Chana Chaat, is a healthy chaat made with protein-rich kala chana, tossed in simple spices and a splash of lemon juice. 

Nutritious chana, mushy potatoes, juicy tomatoes, sharp onions, sweet pomegranate pearls and a sprinkle of masalas makes a chatpata chaat as a great Indian salad as well. 

Considered as a popular street food as well, this chaat is sold at street food carts and 'thelas' (temporary kiosks by locals). 

Did you know: Kala chana is full of protein, fiber and iron, and makes a healthy and colorful addition to any meal.

Serve this Kala Chana Chaat along with other Chaat recipes like Party Sev Puri Recipe Filled With Potato & Pomegranate Mint Mayo and Dilli Style Healthy Aloo Chaat Recipe (Spicy & Tangy Potato Stir Fry Recipe) and Dahi Batata Puri Chaat Recipe Classic Indian Tea Time Snack for a Chaat Party evening. 

If you wish to serve this Kala Chana Chaat, as an Indian salad, serve it along with Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka and Phulkas or just eat it as is, as a healthy snack 

If you like this Street food recipe, take a look at some more such recipes: 

  1. Chana Jor Garam Chaat Recipe
  2. Vada Pav Recipe (A Delicious Indian Street Food)
  3. Mumbai Style Sukha Pani Puri Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

480 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

505 M

Makes:

2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas)
  • 1/2 Fresh Pomegranate Fruit Kernels , ½ cup Pomegranate pearls
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , boiled and cubed
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • Black Salt (Kala Namak) , to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • Sev , to garnish
  • For the Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe
  • 1 cup Dates , pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tamarind Paste
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Salt (Kala Namak)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Dhaniya Pudina Chutney
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger , chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Kala Chana Chaat Recipe-Chatpata Healthy Street food

  1. To begin making the Kala Chana Chaat Recipe, wash and soak the kala chana overnight.

  2. Add the soaked channa in a pressure cooker. Discard the water it was soaking in and add half a cup of fresh water and salt to taste. Close the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 6 whistles, turn down the heat and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

  3. Turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

  4. Once the pressure has released, drain the water if any and transfer the chana into a mixing bowl.

  5. In the same mixing bowl, combine pomegranates, boiled potato, tomato, onion, green chili, red chili powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt, amchur, 2 tablespoons of  dhaniya pudina chutney and 1 tablespoon of tamarind chutney and lemon juice along with the kala chana. Toss well.

  6. Alternatively, if you wish to skip the green chutney and sweet chutney, you can go ahead and toss the salad with all the other ingredients. 

  7. Adjust the spices and salt to your taste and preference.

  8. Garnish with Sev and serve.

  9. Serve this Kala Chana Chaat along with other Chaat recipes like Party Sev Puri Recipe Filled With Potato & Pomegranate Mint Mayo and Dilli Style Healthy Aloo Chaat Recipe (Spicy & Tangy Potato Stir Fry Recipe) and Dahi Batata Puri Chaat Recipe Classic Indian Tea Time Snack for a Chaat Party evening. 

  10. If you wish to serve this Kala Chana Chaat, as an Indian salad, serve it along with Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka and Phulkas or just eat it as is, as a healthy snack 

Last Modified On Sunday, 02 December 2018 12:28
     
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