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Friday, June 19, 2015


Black chick pea chat /kala chana chat is high in protien glutten free,low oil,low carbohydrates,no sugar, no fat is really agreat healthy and fata fat type recipe.very easy to cook and yet very tasty too  


(measuring cup 1 cup = 250 ml)

1 cup dried black chickpeas/kala chana or 2 cups canned cooked black chickpeas

1 onion, finely chopped

1 large tomato, finely chopped

1 small raw mango, peeled and finely chopped (optional) - the one i added was a little ripe

1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped or minced

1 tsp red chili powder/or bloack  pepper (kali mirch powder)

1 tsp chaat masala

1 tsp roasted cumin powder/bhuna jeera powder

1 tsp dry mango powder/amchur powder

2 or 3 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp black salt - add more if required

some chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Ingredients for Tadka (optional)

1/2 table spoon Any edible oil

1 tea spoon urad wash

1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds

1 whole red chilli(broken into 1 inch pieces)

1 green chilli-vertically split

1-2 big garlic flakes -chopped 

pinch of asofotida (hing) 

few curry leaves 


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
in a large bowl, 

add all the ingredients including the chickpeas.mix well.

taste it and if required add more of the spice powders or salt.


Add oil to wok /kadhai/pan

Add usard wash,mustard seeds 

let the mustard seeds splutter 

Add dried Red chilli

Add pinch of asofotida(Hing)

Add 1 clove of chopped garlic

Add  1 vertically split green chilli. 

Add curry leaves 

Turn off the flame 

Add tadka to chat and mix well.

Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves. serve kala chana chaat warm.


1. the spice powders, black salt, green chilies and lemon juice can be adjusted as per your taste preferences.

2. you can also make the same recipe with cooked white or green chickpeas. the chaat also taste great with steamed sprouted moong beans.

3. if you can get canned cooked chickpeas, then the chaat gets done in five minutes flat. excellent even with some toasted bread. can also refrigerate and serve the chana chaat cold.before serving kala chana chaat just garnish with some coriander leaves and lemon wedges. may add chopped mint leaves for extra taste