Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Kaale chane ki chaat


Grams and Pulses are so very nutritious and healthy to eat. So I try to incorporate them in various forms, to suit the taste buds of my hubby dear. One such recipe is that of Black grams in a spicy and tangy form called 'Chatpate Kaale Chane'. They remind of my favourite Mumbai Street Food. Though this one is not so popular, but I just love it. And it is so easy to make too.
So whenever I soak Black grams to make 'Rasewale Kale chane ', I surely make it a point to soak a little extra for making this chaat for an evening snack or morning breakfast.

For making Kaale chane ki chaat,
You will need-
2 cups boiled kaala chana(Bengal Grams)
1 small Onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 Green chilli, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp Chaat masala
1/4 tsp Black pepper pwdr
1/4 tsp Red chilli pwdr
Cilantro to Garnish
Juice of a lime.

I usually soak the grams in the night and then the following evening I boil them in the pressure cooker with a good amount of water till they are nice and soft. Dont worry even if you cook them for longer time because they really can never get mushy!
To make the chaat, take the boiled grams in a big bowl.Put in the chopped onion, tomato and green chillies.Add all the dry spices and salt.
Sprinkle lime juice and garnish with chopped cilantro.

And I bet you cant resist yourself from digging a spoon into it to get the nice tangy-spicy taste.

19 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Thats a qiuck one... and tasty too!!

Raaga said...

I made a corn salad based on this chat.

i must make this now. thanks

Jyothsna said...

Nice one. I love chaats!

Sharmi said...

I love chana chats. looks great.

Asha said...

Love the brown chana in any dish.Looks great and I am salivating!!:)

Saju said...

I love the nutty taste of kaale chane. These days I tend to use the tinned stuff, but the soaked and boiled ones are so much tastier.

Neelam said...

Ya Cinnamon you are right...Thanks!

Thanks Raaga...I will check out your corn salad too!

Thanks Jyothsna and Sharmi....we love them too!

Thanks Asha, For your kind words.

Thanks Saju, Even I at times go in for the tinned ones, especially to avoid the boiling step...

archana said...

This chaat is welcome:)
So filling and nutritous :)

TBC said...

Nice simple salad recipe! I make this often.

Neelam said...

You are right Archana...Thanks!

Thanks tbc, I too.

Sri said...

Looks great...This is my first visit to ur blog...A nice space :-)

Neelam said...

Thanks Sri..you are welcome here!

Richa said...

chana chaat looks yum, one of my fav chaats & so filling :) sometimes i add boiled aloo as well.

Neelam said...

Wow adding boiled aloo would take this to another level...thanks Richa, I will try it next time.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so simple to try....Nice recipe..Love it...

Neelam said...

Thanks Sukanya...Do try it dear!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi neelam,
First time here. so you own the recipe factory! Nice nutritouus salad!

Neelam said...

you are welcome latha....thanks.

Kajal said...

This is also my fav chaat....I remember my college days.:)