Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chickpeas salad or Chana Chaat

This is one of our new favorite these days.  Every body especially DH loves this than the chola actually.  This is very easy you can use the canned chickpeas or you can soak and boil on your own.

2 cups chana/garbanzo beans/chickpeas soaked overnight/6-8 hours
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 raw mango chopped/grated
1 small potato boiled & cubed
1 tsp chaat masala
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1/4 th tsp Red chilli powder
1-2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder(optional)
1-2 green chillies, slitted through 
1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
2 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds(Optional)
1 tbsp chopped bell pepper (Optional)

Pressure cook the soaked chana/garbanzo beans/chickpeas for 2-3 whistles.  Add salt before boiling.  They should be soft but not too soft/mushy.
Drain the chickpeas.  Place in a mixing bowl.  Now add the potato cubes, onions, tomatoes, mango, bell pepper & pomegranate seeds, if using.  Add the chopped coriander leaves and green chilli.
Add the  Salt, chilli powder. roasted cumin powder and pepper powder.  Sprinkle lemon juice.
You can serve this chilled as salad or for evening snack as chaat.

1 comment:

Priya said...

Beautiful and tempting chaat..