Chana Chat
       
    This is a popular snack made with boiled chick peas, various spices and vegetables. It is almost like a spicy Indian
    salad and extremely delicious!

    Serves 6:
    Preparation time: 15 minutes


    Ingredients:
  • Chick Peas, boiled – 800 gm
  • Brown Chick Peas, soaked overnight – 1 cup
  • Potato, boiled and chopped – 1 big
  • Cucumber, finely chopped – ½
  • Onion, finely chopped – 1
  • Tomato, finely chopped – 1
  • Ginger, finely chopped – 20 gm
  • Coriander, chopped – 1 small bunch.
  • Coconut, small pieces handful
  • Red chilli powder, roasted – ½ teaspoon or to taste.
  • Cumin powder, roasted – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste.
  • Lime juice – 1 tablespoon or as per taste.


    Method:
  • Boil chick peas or use the ready boiled tinned variety. Drain all water and put in a large mixing bowl. Boil a potato.
    Chop and add to the mixing bowl.

  • Add the brown soaked chick peas and all the remaining chopped vegetables, viz. cucumber, onions, tomato, ginger,
    coriander, green chilli, coconut. Mix them well.

  • Add the dry roasted cumin and chilli powder, salt, lime juice and mix well. Serve on a plate as a snack!


    Variation:
    Add soaked peanuts and lentil sprouts for a slightly different taste. Use tamarind pulp instead of lime for a more
    tangy taste.


    Tips:
    Use a teaspoon of chat masala and 1 teaspoon black salt for added flavour!