Spicy Chick Pea Chat

    This is a popular snack made with chick peas, peanuts, sprouts and various spices. It is almost like a spicy Indian
    salad and is extremely delicious!

    Serves 6:
    Preparation Time: 15 minutes


    Ingredients:
  • Chick Peas, boiled – 500 gm
  • Brown Chick Pea, soaked overnight – 150 gm
  • Potato, boiled and chopped – 2 big.
  • Mung Bean Sprouts, soaked overnight – 150 gm (Soak Mung Beans overnight. Wash them thoroughly and drain all the
    water. Add 2 tablespoon water to the beans and keep in a warm sunny area for 5-6 hours for the sprouts to appear.)
  • Peanuts, soaked overnight – 150 gm
  • Carrots, finely chopped – 2
  • Cucumber, finely chopped – ½
  • Onion, finely chopped – 1
  • Ginger, finely chopped – 50 gm
  • Coriander, chopped – 1 small bunch.
  • Chillie Cumin powder, roasted – ½ teaspoon or to taste.
  • Black Powder Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste. (Can be substituted with 1 teaspoon normal salt.)
  • Chat Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • 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 2 potatoes.
    Chop and add to the mixing bowl.

  • Add all the remaining ingredients, i.e. brown chick peas, mung bean sprouts, peanuts, carrots, cucumber, onions,
    ginger and coriander. Mix them well.

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


    Variation:
    Add coconut, radish, mixed pepper and tomato for a slightly different taste. Use tamarind pulp instead of lime for a
    more tangy taste.


    Tips:
    Eat immediately after making this salad. It tends to go soggy if left out too long!