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Friday, April 20, 2018

A - Z Indian Street Foods ~ Q for Qabuli Chana Chaat


White chickpeas are called Kabuli or qabuli chana and these legumes are the star ingredient of today's chaat. This chaat is protein packed with underlying and complimentary flavors contributed by chutneys, spices, onions and tomatoes. Those spicy, sweet and tangy flavors form a wonderful base for this easy and filling chaat. It can be done under 10 minutes and novice friendly if using canned chickpeas and store bought chutneys, sev, and pooris.

Ingredients:
½ cup dried chickpeas or 1 cup canned chickpeas
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
1 tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped
2 heaped tsp. green chutney
2 heaped tsp. sweet tamarind chutney
Salt to taste
¼ tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. chaat masala
Few pinches of black salt
Sev to garnish
4 fried golgappe puri

Method:
* If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight and pressure cook until soft. Drain and keep aside. If using canned ones, rinse well and drain. 
* Add chickpeas to a mixing bowl. Next add onion, tomato, cilantro, green chutney, sweet chutney, salt and spices. Mix everything so that spices and chutneys coat the chickpeas and vegetables well. 
* Divide the mixture between serving bowls. Top it with a generous amount of sev and crushed pooris.

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
I for Indori Garaadu Chaat
J for Jamun Bun
K for Khakra - Chana Bhel 
L for Locho
M for Masala Puri Chaat
N for Nippattu Masala Chaat
O for Onion Pakoda  
P for Palakhova Bun

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8 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

wow..You have made a simple chat look so pretty with those garnishings..I bet each and every bite would be full of flavors..total burst of tongue tickling flavors.Loved the chat Suma.

Sandhiya said...

Wow, that's an interesting chaat with channa. I love this kind of "Put everything together" recipes. It looks absolutely delicious and you have presented it sowell.

Harini R said...

Love all the street foods posted so far, suma. This is a healthy one too. I have never used the pani puris for this kind of chaat. Good idea.

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said...

Channa in chaat is always a lovely dish for me this and this dint fail to impress!!

Gayathri Kumar said...

The one thing I love about chats is the toppings. With crunchy sev, puris and fresh coriander leaves, they look so good and taste divine. I love your version of channa chat. Even I make one like this for some quick snack option for my daughter.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

These simple legumes chaats are definitely my kind. Easy to make and perfect during those hunger pangs.

Kalyani said...

Good pick for Q. Like harini said, I love protein based chaats and this is no exception . Chickpeas is such a versatile ingredients and I like he crunch from
The golgappas here in ur recipe :))

Priya Suresh said...

Such a nutritious chaats, prefect to enjoy without any guilt. And this chaat is truly something i would definitely enjoy thoroughly without any fuss.