Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kaale Chane Ki Chaat

Grams and pulses are very high in protein, so I make sure that I eat them quiet often. In one of my post I made black chickpea curry, another form in which I use kaala channa/Bengal gram/ Black chickpea is “Chaat”. This is very tangy spicy in taste and is among the popular street food in India.

2 cups boiled kaala chana(Bengal Grams/Black Chickpea)
1 small Onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 Green chilli, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp 
homemade chaat masala 
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
Cilantro/Coriander to Garnish
3 tbsp of Thin Sev (thin namkeen)
Juice of a lime.

1.Soak channa overnight.
2.Next day pressure cook them with salt with enough water.It is okay even if you cook it bit longer (as it will not turn mashy)
3.Drain the water away and add chaat masala, black pepper, red chilli powder and salt and mix well.
4.Mix in it onions, green chilli , tomato and lime juice.
5.Garnish with coriander leaves and thin sev.

Tip:-This is also quick salad recipe
-Do not waste water which was used in pressure cooker; use it to make rice, gravies and even kneading the dough for bread.


  1. I never thought that pulses and gram can be used this way...Indian creativity is great!....I made this using your recipe and all loved it!...thanks ..pls keep posting

  2. Jenny- Well yes Indian creativity is indeed great..Do follow my blog and try making interesting dishes.Thanks for liking it:)

  3. this is tooooo good recipe


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