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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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