Monday, July 24, 2017

Chana Chaat - spicy, tangy protein-rich salad

Story: Something about Indian monsoons screams for hot, spicy chaat items.. or may be it's just me looking for excuses to eat street food. Either way, this week's chana chaat is a winner! Perfect recipe whether you are looking for a spicy, tangy snack or a healthful protein-rich salad.

Source: Thela in Mumbai-Pune Expressway food mall

Time: 20 mins

  • White chana (used for ragda) 1/2 cup
  • Green chana 1/2 cup
  • Kala chana 1/2 cup (seasonal ingredient in monsoon!)
  • Peanuts 1/2 cup
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato  finely chopped
  • handful coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 green chilli chopped
  • pinch of black salt
  • regular salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
This recipe is as simple as 1-2-3

1. Pressure cook the chana mixture - Not more than 2 whistles, turn off immediately
2. Mix the seasoning ingredients in a bowl with the steaming hot chana-peanut mixture
3. Serve hot - with or without a papad

Of course feel free to change the seasoning as per your taste.

Enjoy this monsoon and what it has to offer in seasonal ingredients!