Monday, February 6, 2012

Aloo channa chaat

Aloo - potato ; channa - chickpeas / garbanzo beans; Chat / chaat - Indian salad.

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.

13 comments:

Anu said...

Lovely chaat. Looks nice.

divya said...

looks yummy and delicious...

Cham said...

Easy and fulfilling snack idea!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

my favorite chat at home... healthy too...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious chaat...yum..

Sravs said...

chaat's are my favorite food !! This Aloo chat looks wonderful and delicious !!

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Suja Manoj said...

Filling and tempting chaat..

Sumi said...

great snack..makes a perfect lunch for me:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

I always make any chat only with chat masala, but I like your seasoning, looks very delicious.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thank you friends.
Umm Mymoonah: Thanks dear.This seasoning resembles the chat masala. To get the sourness by amcoor powder / blk salt, I squeezed lime over it.

Lizy said...

tasty and healthy..perfect snack for anytime

VineelaSiva said...

Wow simple and healthy chat.