Kala Chana Chaat Recipe

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1 cup dried black chickpeas
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large Tomato, finely chopped
1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped or minced
1 tsp red chili powder/Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 tsp roasted cumin powder/bhuna zeera powder
1 tsp dry Mango powder/amchur powder
2 or 3 tsp Lemon juIce
1/2 tsp black Salt - add more if required

How to make Kala Chana Chaat


1) Soak the dry chickpeas overnight or for 8-9 hours.
2) Once they are soaked, drain the water.
3) In a pressure cooker add the soaked chickpeas with enough water.
4) Pressure cook for 6-7 minutes or till the chickpeas are cooked well.
5) Once the pressure cooker cools down, drain the cooked chickpeas
6) In a large bowl, add all the ingredients including the chickpeas.
7) Mix well.
8) Taste and if required add more of the spice powders or salt.
9) Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.

Before serving just garnish with some coriander leaves and lemon wedges.

Posted By: Nisa,

Kala Chana Chaat is a very popular recipe in Pakistan. Since, kala chana is an everyday food item, used to make various kinds of foods in our daily lives, it is also used to make a spicy chat. You can make this recipe in Ramadan to serve at Iftar time. You can also enjoy it on other occasions such as Qura'n Khwani, birthday parties, and other guests' gatherings however it is a famous recipe for Iftar in Pakistan and India.

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Reviews & Comments (17)

hira sami - islamabad Jun 04, 2018
Ever since I found out that the kala chana in kala chana chaat is extremely healthy and good for dieting, I try to make kala chana chaat recipe every alternate day and I’ve seen change myself. My weight is reduced without affecting my health.
abeer - faislabad May 29, 2018
Now here I have the new one recipe to make chana chaat for the iftaar time that having here with the every step by step as I can easily make that
iman memon - karachi May 11, 2018
Between samosay and chana chaat, I always choose chana chat as it is my favorite snack along with imli ki chatni. After learning this recipe, I can prepare this snack whenever I want at home. The burst of flavors in the mouth is to die for!
kiran farooqi - hyderabad May 10, 2018
This is an absolutely yummy kala chana chaat recipe that my friend and I enjoyed making together during our trip. The flavors burst in your mouth and with the chaat masala, I couldn’t get enough!
Madiha - Gujranwala Mar 10, 2017
Now when someone talks to me about cooking and recipes, I tell her about kala chana chaat and ask to try it. Then I receive feedback, they then ask for more recipes, I got happier seeing their remarks.


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Kala Chana Chaat recipe is a very popular recipe in Pakistan and in many parts of the subcontinent. It is also used as one of the most popular dishes during Ramadan and served in every house as a healthy choice of snack. Since, Kala Chana Chaat recipe is an everyday food item, used to make various kinds of foods in our daily lives; it is also used to make a spicy chat. You can make this recipe in Ramadan to serve at Iftar time. You can also enjoy it on other occasions such as birthday parties, religious events like Qur'an Khwani, and other gatherings. However, it is a famous recipe for Iftar in both India and Pakistan. Kala Chana Chaat recipe is an easy and common side dish to cook for simple snack recipe. Kala Chana is a food item in Pakistan that is created in almost every house situated in Pakistan and therefore when the time comes to make a spicy treat, Kala Chana Chaat recipe is one of the most preferred recipes for any family around the globe.
Kala Chana Chaat recipe is a spicy, sweet, tangy and hot recipe that has many varieties of flavors packed in one meal. The textures literally burst in your mouth and make you wanting more. This side dish can also be served as a great appetizer for any family events, picnics or late night dinner with your significant other. Not only is this side dish yummy but is also packed with healthy nutrients. It requires no oil, no sugar, has no protein, best for people who want a delicious snack while dieting, it’s also vegan and gluten-free! What could possibly be more amazing than this? Check out the recipe below to enjoy it with your friends, family or even by yourself!
To make Kala Chana Chaat recipe, soak dry chickpeas overnight or at least 8-9 hours before it’s ready to cook. Once soaked, drain the water and then add them in a pressure cooker with enough water for 6-7 minutes until they are well cooked. Make sure to only remove the lid of the pressure cooker once it has cooled down. Then, drain the chickpeas from excess water and put in a large bowl. In the bowl add medium finely chopped onions, tomato, raw mango (optional), 2 green chilies, 1 teaspoon of red chili powder, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, dry mango powder and 2 teaspoon lemon juice or as required. Mix the ingredients well and serve in a smaller bowl with chopped coriander leaves as garnishing. This dish can be served both hot and cold.

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