Dahi C ChaatChana Chaat is a snack that is made using Chickpeas that originated in India and is popular in the entire Indian Sub Continent. The original Chana Chaat is a mixture of boiled chickpeas, boiled potato pieces, crisp fried bread dahi bhalla and tangy-salty spices, with sour home-made chilli, dried ginger and tamarind sauce, fresh coriander leaves, yogurt for garnish.

Origin Of Chana Chaat:

Chaat is a term describing savoury snacks, typically served at road-side tracks from stalls or food carts in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. With its origins in Uttar Pradesh. Chana Chaat has become immensely popular in the rest of South Asia. The word derives from Hindi meaning (tasting, a delicacy), (to lick) and (to devour with relish, eat noisly).

Recipe Of Chana Chaat:

Preparation Time: 30-40 Minutes
Serving 5-6 People.


chickpeas 1/2 kg
yogurt  1/2 kg
boiled potatoes (cut in to small cubes) 2 medium
whole red chillies  6
boondi (plain pakoras)  1 cup
tarmarind pulp  1/2 cup
whole coriander  1 tsp
cumin seeds  1 tsp
carom seeds  1 tsp
green chilli paste  1 tbsp
roasted cumin  2 tsp
salt  1/2 tsp
onion ( cut in to small cubes)  as required
tomato ( cut in to small cubes)  as required
green chillies (thin chopped)  as required
fresh coriander leaves chopped  as required
fresh mint leaves chopped  as required

Instructions For Preparing:

1. Beat yogurt with roasted cumin, green chilli paste and salt.

2. In a serving bowl spread chick peas, top with beaten yogurt.

3. Now top with soaked boondi and boiled potatoes (cut in to cubes)

4. Now spread tamarind pulp, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and chopped mint leaves on top.

Chaat masala:

1. Dry roast together 6 button whole red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and carom seeds then grind finely. and then Sprinkle on top of chaat.

Variation In Chana Chaat:

The other popular varities in Chana Chaat included Aloo Tikkis (garnished with chopped diced onions, coriander leaves, hot spices and a chutni of yogurt). The other one is adding sev (small thin dried yellow coloured salty noodles) and also you can make it more delicious by adding your favourite tangy flavoured  chutnis in it.

Uses Of Chana Chaat.

In Cities and Countries where Chana Chaat is popular, there are popular chaat houses or dhabaas where it is made it by combining all ingredients and served on a small metal plate or formed in to a bowl. Traditionally Chana Chaat is served in especially Ramadan and occasionally in small parties at home.

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