This is one guiltless food for those weight watchers. Chaat food items are much appreciated as evening snack or starter foods in India. Aloo channa chat is more popular among Pakistanis. The recipe is so simple ....just mix the main ingredients with the seasoning and serve with freshly chopped vegetables....enjoy!
|Aloo channa chaat.|
Ingredients: (for 8 servings)
Potato - 2 (big)
dry chickpeas - 1 cup
Seasoning:red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
cumin powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tbsp
curry masala powder - 1 tsp
sugar - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tbsp (to taste)
Fresh ingredients:Lime - 1/2
Onion - 2
carrot - 2
cilantro , mint leaf - few stalks
cucumber - 1
Method:Soak the white channa (chick peas) overnight and cook it to tender (pressure cook or cook in stove top for 2 hours).
(Or) Buy a can of cooked chickpeas, drain water, wash to remove the salt. Keep aside.
Boil the potato and peel.
Potato and channa can be cooked and kept in freezer till we need to make the salad.
Mix the ingredients given for seasoning or just use store bought chaat masala.
Shred the carrot, chop the onion, cucumber and cilantro finely.
Chop the potato. Reheat the potato and chickpeas together together (in microwave or in a wok) before serving. Mix the required seasoning powder to taste.
Aloo channa chat is ready!
Serving suggestions:Serve hot topped with the fresh vegetables and squeeze lime over it.
Makes a healthy snack.
Note:I suggest cooking the chick peas from scratch if time permits. They can be kept frozen in batches.