when you have a yummy ,chatpata and a healthy homemade chaat in your hands, why to go to chaat stalls to eat it out?
yes you are right today back with another chat recipe namely ALOO BLACK CHANA CHAT.
Aloo Black Chana Chaat is oil free and a great snack to have as a salad or as tea time snack.
This fantastic chaat surprisingly does not call for curd or yogurt like others chaat do but is blended well with sweet and tangy tamarind chutney to give a tickle to the taste buds. Sweet and green chutneys are an integral part of most chaat recipes which enhances the flavours of the chaat.
Aloo black Chana chaat is a very popular Indian street food where Aloo means Potatoes and Chana means the chickpeas or garbanzo beans and chaat means snack.
Normally you find this variety of snack prepared more often on the streets of North India.
I had tasted this one of the local restaurants in mumbai ,thats when i decided to simulate in my kitchen and result was mindblowing.
you can assemble this in minutes if you have boiled white chana(chickpeas or chole in hindi),boiled potatoes and chat chutneys ready in your kitchen.
I have added three chutneys:
◾sweet tamarind chutney
◾spicy red chili garlic chutney
If you are short of time to make chaat chutneys, then just add the spice powders and still enjoy the chaat but in that case squeeze some lemon juice while serving.
the recipe can also be made into a salad. just add some grated carrots, cucumber,boiled corn, beetroots, zucchini to the chaat. skip the papdi and sev, if serving as a salad.
½ cup dried black chickpeas or 1.5 to 2 cups cooked black chickpeas/ kala chana/ brown chole
2 medium potatoes/aloo
1 small onion, chopped
1 small tomato chopped
1 green chill sliced
2 to 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta
mint coriander green chutney as required
sweet chutney as required
red garlic chili chutney as required
chaat masala as required
roasted cumin powder as required
some chopped coriander leaves
a few crushed papdis
yellow sev as required
salt as required
lemon juice as per taste
1.Cook and boil potato, peel and cube it into bite sized pieces.
2 soak dried brown chickpeas overnight in enough water. drain very well. pressure cook the black chickpeas in 2 cups water and ¼ tsp salt till they are completely cooked. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and strain the chickpeas. let them come to room temperature.
3.To the chickpeas, add chopped boiled potatoes.add green chutney, tamarind chutney and red chili chutney as per your taste preferences.
4.add ¼ cup finely chopped onions and ¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes.mix everything very well.
5.Place a portion of the kala chana chaat on a serving plateor bowl .sprinkle a pinch or two of chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and black salt/regular salt as required.
6.sprinkle some crushed papdi on top.sprinkle some sev on top.lastly add a touch of chopped coriander leaves. drizzle some lemon juice .serve aloo chana chaat immediately.
Aloo black chana chaat can be served at room temperature or chilled. if serving chilled, then add the crushed papdis, sev and coriander leaves while serving.
You can alternatively use white channa (chole) too.
This can be served as salad too skipping the chutneys alone
instead of boiled aloo you can use leftover aloo sabji too