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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A - Z Indian Street Food ~ H for Hare Chane Ki Chaat / Fresh Garbanzo Beans Salad

Today's recipe is a quick, simple and nutritious chaat. Green garbanzo bean salad is a winter street food in northern parts of India. It can be prepared using soaked and cooked dry green garbanzo beans or a for a quicker version, fresh garbanzo beans like I did. Subtly sweet and tender, fresh beans are a treat to munch on. Here, they are paired with other vegetables and are seasoned with salt, chaat masala and lemon juice for a quick snack.

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh garbanzo beans 
1 small tomato, finely diced
1/4 cup diced cucumber 
1 small onion, finely diced (optional)
1 tbsp. finely mined cilantro
1 small green chili, finely diced
Salt to taste
Chaat masala to taste
Lemon / Lime juice 
Method:
* Cook garbanzo beans adding a tbsp. or two of water in the microwave for one minute and drain.
* Add garbanzo beans, tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, green chili, salt and chili powder to a bowl and mix. Squeeze lemon juice over it, mix once more and serve immediately. 

So far, on this series,
A for Aloo Kabli
B for Bajra Vada
C for Chooda Matar
D for Dahi Batata Puri
E for Elaichi - Kesar Lassi
F for Fulwadi
G for Ghugni Chaat
H for Hare Chane Ki Chaat


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18 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

wow such an easy to make delicious chaat with those hare channe !! am drooling, It looks so inviting suma !! wonderful pick for the street food recipe.. I would love to finish the bowl now !!

Gayathri Kumar said...

I never got an opportunity to taste fresh garbanzo beans. Wish I got some here. This salad looks so fresh and colourful.

Padmajha PJ said...

We don't get the fresh ones here. But I have seen the dried one on teh stores. I am so tempted to make these. The summer holidays look like a perfect time to try out these recipes.

Harini R said...

Looks so fresh and crisp. Would love to have this for a snack. I am assuming the fresh chickpeas are the frozen ones. Or do you get the fresh ones in this season?

Sandhiya said...

Wow, What a colorful chaat you got here.Hare chane ki chaat looks very inviting and appetizing. Good choice for the letter "H".

Priya Suresh said...

Hare chane ki chaat looks simply fabulous, what a catchy and inviting chat there. I dont mind finishing that bowl rite now..

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Looks so fresh and that color is eye-catching. I so wish I could get the fresh ones here.

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini, they are the fresh garbanzo beans, not the frozen ones. I have a Patel Brothers' store in my neighborhood and I get most of the Indian vegetables there.

Srivalli said...

Love how colourful the chaat looks suma..do you get this fresh or is it frozen?..we hardly ever get the fresh ones in our place even during season..so we always look out to get it from our andhra or north..:0)

vaishali sabnani said...

The fresh green channa chat is a excellent chat, very healthy, colorful, quick to make and yet so delicious. I make this in winters when these green channas are available in abundance.love the way you have presented it.

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said...

So quick and easy to prepare ,such a protein rich street food!!

Kalyani said...

Guess you and preeti posted the same dish :) mmsimply in love with the eye catching colours .. we get this fir a very short time during the lean winter days we have here. Will look forward to making it this season

Pavani said...

Simple protein packed snack. Looks so fresh and delicious. Love that you used fresh green Chana.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Wow, looks gorgeous suma!! Making it with fresh chana, must give it so much flavor, i dont get fresh chana that easy here, but whenever i get, i like to eat it as such, this salad sounds like fun,will bookmark to try when i get fresh chana!!!

Sapana Behl said...

I have only made curry with green chana but this chaat sounds even more interesting way to use green chana.Such tasty and healthy chaat.

Mayuri Patel said...

Its been such a long time since I've had green chana. Your chaat is just too tempting. Love the clicks.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

The flavor of fresh chana is just so addictive. This is definitely a guilt free snack and I would love to make it soon.

Preeti Garg said...

I also prepared hare chane ki chaat with H.... Your recipe come out so well.