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31 Jul 2009

Chickpeas Salad / Chana Chaat

Blogging has given much pleasure, especially if I see my family enjoying the dishes I prepared.. My Guru cook, mom has been a great fan of this chaat, I prepared without a chaat masala. She stopped making curries for chappathi and says this is enough! :) She loved chutney sandwich and fish molee too from my blog,thats enough for encouraging me..Chana chaat was an usual iftar snack we used to buy from Dubai restaurants, which I don't know the exact recipe, but I tried to please my self once, when I craved for some spicy pungent taste..! For my surprise, everyone loved it and it has been a common dish served with chapathi.

chana/chickpeas/ garbanzo 2 cups
onion 2
tomato 1 big
green chillies 4
coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup
pepper powder 2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 2 tsp
coriander powder 1 Tbsp
lemon juice 1 lemon or as per taste
cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
mustard seeds 1 tsp

How I prepared
Soak chickpeas in water for whole night.
Wash well and mix with salt,coriander powder,chilly powder and turmeric powder.
Cook it in enough water.
Don't add too much water for cooking.
When the chickpeas are done, open the lid and reduce the excess water by cooking for a while.
Chop onion, tomato and green chillies.
Heat oil, allow mustard seeds and cumin seeds to splutter.
Put half of the chopped onion and tomatoes in this.
Saute for a while, then add the cooked chickpeas into this.
Add pepper powder, lemon juice, the remaining half of chopped onion and tomatoes.
Add chopped green chillies and coriander leaves and mix well.
Switch of the stove.
If needed, add little salt.
Serve hot...


  1. That is a healthy and delicious snack Seena!

  2. Hi,yummy recipe going to try and surprise my family


  3. kothippikkathe seense...

  4. The pic is making my mouth water. I could definitely do with some of this spicy snack. Great one

  5. This looks really tasty and so healthy too Seena. :-)

  6. Seena, sounds like a delicious salad. I am a big fan of chickpeas, a staple in our cuisine, and tihs recipe is very appealing to me. Yum!

  7. Yummy chaat! i too make in similar way but use hara chana for this

  8. ithu adipoli aanu ketto..mail aychathu kitiyille:)

  9. i tried ur so many receipies seena......tastes superb........thank you seena........

  10. Healthy salad Seena. I also make channa chat.

  11. salaam,i have been a regular visitor of u'rs for long ... have tried many of u'r recipes and all came out well...thanks a lot seena.. do u have the recipe for neypathal?

  12. Smitha, thanks a lot, for the nice words, keep coming here to try out more.. :)

  13. Wa alaikkum salam , Abida! :)
    Thanks for letting me know,wish to see you again here..
    I had posted recipe of ney pathiri / ney pathal, you can see it on right side bar, in the previous posts list, or check the kerala pathiri recipes on left..
    Enjoy and keep trying out more..

  14. Please collect your award from my blog :)

  15. Wow...looks really good! I am sure it tasted really good with rotis!

  16. Your recipe helps people who are really health conscious. a very wonderful snack recipe. like they said health is wealth. There are lots of ways to cook veggies deliciously! Try the vegetable recipes at tanya's site, I liked them!

  17. This is one of my all-time favourite ways of having channa.

  18. I am regular visitor of your site......Really u r a good hand in my needs

  19. Thanks shafna!
    Am happy to help you all, keep visiting and try out more from here.. :)

  20. mmmmmmmmmm one of my fav one.. looks so yummy and delicious.. so healthy too..

  21. Hi Seena,
    Tried this recipe. came out well.
    thanks a lot

  22. Thank you Rajitha!
    this is one of my favourites.. glad to know you too loved it.. :)

  23. good snack seena ..i loved it and also i will try...plz post some pudding items

  24. good snack ..i liked it also i will try

  25. Hi Seena,
    Tried your recipe and it was great for a first time experience. just added some tomato sauce and it was tasty.

    Thanks a lot for your dish


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