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kala chana chaat

Kala Chana Chaat

Simple and easy 'kala chana chaat' recipe popular in India and Pakistan. Watch step by step recipe video to prepare at home kitchen. Best for beginners!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: kala chana chaat, kala chana chaat video
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 3 Persons
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Hina

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • Chickpeas – 600 gms
  • Water – 4 Cups
  • Salt – 2 Tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 Tsp
  • Oil – 2 Tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 Pinch
  • Boiled chickpeas – 1 Cup
  • Chopped onion – 1 small
  • green chilis – 2 chopped
  • fresh coriander – 2 Tsp chopped
  • chaat masala – ½ Tsp
  • Freshly squeezed Lemon – 1 Tsp

Instructions

  • Method:
  • Boil Chickpeas: Soak chickpeas (chanin 4 cups of water for 6 hours.
  • Drain water and wash chana before boiling.
  • In a pan, add soaked chana (chickpeawith 3 cups of water.
  • Also, add salt – 2 Tps and baking powder – 1 Tsp.
  • Cover the pan and cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour.
  • After a 1-hour check water level. Make it dry on high heat.
  • Start Making Chaat: Now in a pan, add oil – 2 Tsp and heat it up.
  • Add cumin seeds – 1 Tsp and let it pop for few seconds.
  • Now add red chili powder and a pinch of turmeric.
  • Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add boiled chickpeas and stir on medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Now add chopped onion, green chilies, and fresh coriander and give it quick mix on medium heat.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala and pour freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Give it a good mix.
  • Kala chana chaat is ready to serve

Video

Notes

  • Don't overcook the chickpeas.
  • Always soak chickpeas 8 hours before or overnight.
  • Before boiling makes sure the chana is perfectly soaked. It will be double in size after soaking. 
  • Don't skip baking soda to get soft and tender boiled chickpeas.
  • You can skip oil if you are making this recipe for weight loss.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal