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
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.