Chana chaat refers to chaat snacks that make use of chanay (chickpeas) such as pani puri, masala chaat, dahi phulki chaat, bhel puri, aloo chaat, Lahori chaat and kala chana chat.
Chana chats make use of black or white chickpeas as main ingredients, and other items include yogurt, tomato,
onions, potatoes, as well as some seasonings are added for perfection in the taste. Different kinds of chana chat
is very popular to eat in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Every food street and large market in Karachi, Lahore
and large cities of India, must have a corner filled with chaat sellers.
There is a big variety of chana chaats in the region. If you eat chaat in the same city, you will be served with chat with different spices and with a different taste every time. Some sellers offer famous 12 masale chaat, some offer highly spicy chaat, some serve low spice chat with phulki and so on.
Preparing a chickpeas chaat is also very interesting. First you soak chana overnight, boil potatoes, use different masala like cardamom, cumin seeds, tomatoes, tamarind paste, heeng and chili powder and then mix them, use onions and phulki and sprinkle chaat masala and when it is ready to eat, you deem it the tastiest snack you eat.