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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Kadale/Chana/Chickpeas…CHAT


Toady we are presenting one of the famous evening chat/snack of North India, even famous in Mumbai and other parts of India too. This snack is easy to prepare with handy available ingredients at home. People of all age love this because of its taste and nutrition value. Lets follow the easy steps how to prepare this chatpata(tangy) CHAT. Recipe sent by Sandwich Maker




Ingredients for Chana/Chickpeas Chat:

1 Cup - Cooked Chickpeas
1 - Onion finely chopped
1 - Tomato finely chopped
1 or 2 - Green chilies
Lemon Juice as per taste
Coriander leaves - Little bit
Salt as per taste
pinch - Hing (Asafoetida)
pinch - Turmeric
Half Split Spicy Groundnuts for dressing
Saviors for dressing
Chat Masala as per taste

To prepare Chana/Chickpeas Chat :

1. Soak the chickpeas in water overnight.
2. Next morning drain the water and add fresh water, a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of hing (=asafoetida—which reduces the gaseous property of chickpeas), salt to taste then pressure cook 6 whistles.
3. Let it cool then drain the water, add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander, green chilies, few drops of lemon juice and mix well.
4. Now on top garnish with spicy peanuts, saviors, pinch of chat masala and serve with hot Tea or Coffee.
5. This fresh and hygienic home made chana/chickpeas chat will be loved by almost everybody.

Tips / Notes:

·        You can add grated or finely chopped raw mango in place of lemon juice for tangy taste.
·        You can add grated carrot or boiled potatoes if you like (optional).
·        Half split spicy groundnuts, saviors, chat masala are readily available in market in many Brands.

Health Benefits :

1. This street food (chat) is very healthy as it is oil free, sugar free, no fat, high proteins and gluten free.
2. Chickpeas are great hunger controllers and they are rich in fiber and proteins.
3. Chickpeas reduce risk of heart disease as they reduce cholesterol.
4. Chickpeas also have good amount of iron which boost energy and good amount of calcium which is good for bones.
5. Chickpeas are loved by all for their multipurpose usage. They can be used in chat,salads, curries, roasted, chickpeas floor.
6. We all know that chickpeas floor is ideal for skin and hair.

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.

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