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Kala Chana Chaat ,Chana Masala

Kala chana chaat -Black chick peas,boiled and  stir fried with tangy Indian spices

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: chana chaat, chat, kala chana
Servings: 6 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 2 cup Black Chickpeas / Kala Chana
  • 3 Tomatoes / Tamatar - Chopped
  • 2 Green chili/hari mirch
  • 1 inch Ginger / Adrak
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt / Kala Namak
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak


  • Soak 2 cup green gram in enough water for at least 6 hours, it become triple in volume after soaking
  • If you want to sprout them then soak for minimum 8 hours and then drain and keep covered for 2 days .
  • Take soaked gram and pressure cook for 6 whistles on medium heat.
  • Take 3 tbsp oil in a pan ,add 1/2 t.s cumin seeds, asafoetida, grated or chopped 1 t.s ginger, 2 chopped green chilies and curry leaves .
  • Stir fry for a while ,now add 2 chopped tomatoes(if you want little gravy then add 3,4 tomatoes ) and salt,and cover with a lid
  • Cook till tomatoes become soft then add 1/2 t.s turmeric ,1/2 t.s black salt, 2 t.s red chili powder, 1 t.s coriander powder,1 tsp garam masala and 1 t.s chana masala.
  • Fry for a minute,add boiled green gram ,2 tbsp of water and cook for 1 minute or till moisture evaporate,add 1 t.s lemon juice and green coriander,check the seasoning,add more lemon juice if required,serve garnished with grated ginger,green coriander and lemon slice.


Addition of chana masala and garam masala is optional.
Serving suggestions-serve as a snack,breakfast or as a side dish.