Have you tried eating plain, boiled black chana? If you have, then you know how tasty this simple form of chana is. Imagine converting it into a tastier version with loads of healthy ad-ons. It’s easy to prepare this filling and healthy Black Chana Chaat! I am sure you will eat this more than once a week like I do. This can be your breakfast or any-time snack. I like it most as dinner, which helps my new, healthy living mantra!
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The Magic Ingredients:
✓ 1 cup dry black chana
✓ 1 big finely chopped onion
✓ 1 medium/big finely chopped tomato (less than onion)
✓ 1 small finely chopped carrot (less than tomato)
✓ 1 inch ginger finely chopped
✓ 1 green chili finely chopped (add more if you like spice!)
✓ 1 fist of roasted and crushed peanuts (Tip: you can add any other crunches)
✓ 2 tbsp. chaat masala
✓ 1 tbsp. amchur powder
✓ ¼ tbsp. black pepper powder
✓ ½ tbsp. black salt (this amount is considering you boiled the chana with a pinch of salt)
✓ 1 tbsp. cumin/coriander powder (Tip: you can roast cumin/coriander on a tawa and crush with a belan for fresh and authentic taste)
✓ 1- 2 tbsp. of lime juice
✓ ¼ tbsp. of honey
✓ few chopped coriander leaves/mint leaves
✓ Soak black chanas overnight or for 8-9 hrs.
✓ Pressure cook the chana upto 5-6 whistles or until boiled well. Put a pinch of salt to make the chana boil faster. Once done, drain the water.
✓ Take a large bowl and put the chana in it.
✓ Add all other ingredients except the chopped leaves.
✓ Mix well and your chaat will be ready.
✓ Serve the chaat in a good looking serving bowl and don’t forget to garnish with coriander leaves/mint leaves.
Feel free to experiment with ingredients as per your taste.
Believe it or not, this chaat takes less than 10 minutes to prepare! This time is minus the time you need to soak the chana. Quantities mentioned here are good for 1 super-hungry person or 2 normal-hungry people.
Fiber, calcium and protein rich chana with nutritious vegetables – the health quotient doesn’t need an explanation. Zero oil adds up to the health-o-meter.