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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.

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

* 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

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 87


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 kingsly 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 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.

Mayuri Patel said...

I could finish bowlfuls of this chaat. Loe chickpeas and like that is quite healthy. Loving your different kinds of chaats.

Srivalli said...

Fantastic pick for the letter and that chat looks so filling!..so nicely done Suma..

Pavani said...

That is one filling and delicious chaat. I love biting on chickpeas in dishes and this sounds like a perfect dish to enjoy them.

cookingwithsapana said...

Qabuli chana chaat with all the toppings looks oh so tempting. I love the idea of using leftover pooris as a topping and it would add a nice crunch.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

I m salivating reading the recipe! Looks delicious Suma! I make something similar but within the chutneys for our salad night sometimes! Next time I will try with the chuntney’s

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Quick and easy to make and with all those toppings the channa chat is so delicious. Protein loaded chaat to enjoy!

Padmajha said...

Awesome pick for the alphabet Suma. Each of your chaat is making me so hungry and literally wants me to grab the bowl off the screen!

preeti garg said...

Very healthy and protein rich chana platter... love it.