chana chat

Chatpata Chana Chat: Irresistible Temptation

Chana chat is a tangy and refreshing food, usually served alongside common starters such as samosas and pakoras. Chana Chaat is a Pakistani street food snack and is made with chickpeas, Yoghurt, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Chickpeas are called Chana in the Urdu Language.

Ingredients for Chana Chaat

  • ¾cup dried chickpeas or 1 can of chickpeas (400 gm)
  • 1small tomato diced
  • 1small onion diced
  • 1green chili sliced (remove seeds)
  • 4tablespoon coriander, chopped plus more for garnish
  • ½ – 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon chaat masala plus more for garnish
  • 2teaspoon lemon juice
  • Yogurt (Optional)

How to make Chana Chat

  1. Soak chana overnight in water and leave. Make sure to use a large bowl as the chickpeas will increase their size during the process.
  2. Boil the Chickpeas (Chana) in salted water for about 30-45 minutes till tender. A pressure cooker can also be used, and in that case, the chickpeas will not need to be soaked. The time for pressure cooking will be about 30 minutes.
  3. If you are using canned chickpeas, make sure to drain the water from the can and rinse before using.
  4. Place the chickpeas in a large bowl. Add diced tomatoes, diced onions, green chili, coriander and salt, chaat masala and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes to let the flavors develop. Adjust seasonings if required.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and chaat masala before serving.
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