Kala Chana Chaat
Kala chana chaat is a tangy and tasty snack made from black chickpeas
dried black chickpeas
(kala chana) or 2.5 to 3 cups cooked black chickpeas
small raw mango,
peeled and finely chopped (optional) - the one i added was a little ripe
1 to 2
finely chopped or minced
red chili powder
or cayenne pepper
roasted cumin powder
dry mango powder
2 to 3
or add as required
- add more if required
some chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
cooking kala chana
Soak the dry chickpeas overnight or for 8-9 hours.
Once they are soaked, drain the water.
In a pressure cooker add the soaked chickpeas with enough water.
Pressure cook for 6-7 minutes or till the chickpeas are cooked well.
Once the pressure cooker cools down, drain the cooked chickpeas
making kala chana chaat
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients including the black chickpeas.
Taste and if required add more of the spice powders or salt.
Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves. Serve kala chana chaat warm.
You can also refrigerate and serve it cold.
Before serving just garnish with some coriander leaves and lemon wedges.
Tips for making kala chana chaat
The spice powders, black salt, green chilies and lemon juice can be adjusted as per your taste preferences.
You can also make the same recipe with cooked white or green chickpeas. The chaat also taste great with steamed sprouted moong beans.
If you can get canned cooked chickpeas, then the chaat gets done in five minutes flat. Excellent even with some toasted bread.
You can also add some grated carrot or grated/chopped cucumber or boiled potatoes.
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