Chana Chaat - Kala Chana Chaat

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Apr. 17, 2017

Hmmmm... A truly exciting combination of ingredients makes this Chana Chaat a real winner! Imagine experiencing the nutty flavour of chana, the soothing mushiness of potatoes, the total tanginess of raw mangoes, the juiciness of tomatoes and the crunch of onions, all in one mouthful. You get this and much more from the Chana Chaat, thanks to the exciting flavours imparted by garam masala and chaat masala. Indeed, this chatpata tiffin treat is something that can transform your kids day! Also pack some Cornflakes Chivda in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.


Kala chana 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Green chilli paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Tomatoes 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , finely chopped
Chilli powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1/4 Teaspoon
Chaat masala 2 Teaspoon
Potatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Raw mangoes 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Coriander 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Lemon juice 4 Teaspoon



1. Soak the kala chana in enough water in a deep bowl overnight. Next day, drain it.

2. Add enough water and pressure cook in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.

3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.

4. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the green chilli paste and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.

5. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, garam masala and chaat masala and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Add the potatoes, chana, salt, raw mangoes, coriander and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.


7. Serve immediately or allow it to cool completely, and pack in an air-tight tiffin box.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4