Friday, February 3, 2012

10-Minute Channa Chaat- Guilt free snack

Know What You Eat: Black chickpea is good source of protein, iron, & magnesium-for its cardiovascular benefits. This dish is made with other root vegetables, like beet root, carrot along with black chickpea to enhance the iron intake for women who are more at a risk of iron deficiency.

Chana Chaat: This instant & very easy chaat can be found on the streets of Mumbai, can be made jain/non-jain too..This guilt free anytime snack is absolutely delicious with all the tongue-tickling flavours you find in it..not to forget the nutritional benefits you get from black chickpea & veggies, with less or no oil. Always enjoy when its made fresh & hot.


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Ingredients:
2 C Black chickpea / kala chana soaked overnight & boiled
4 C Raw Veggies, peeled & shredded ( I used cabbage,scallions,carrot, beetroot, tomato)
1 C Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp Chaat Masala *
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 Tbsp Canola / Olive Oil (eliminate oil & butter, if you want the dish fat-free)
1/2 tsp butter
2 medium sized green chilli, finely chopped
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt to taste

Method:
1.. In a wok, heat oil & butter together, now add chopped green chili, as soon as they are done add black chickpea, all the veggies, chaat masala,chillipowder, garam masala, salt & cilantro.
2.. Mix is well, and serve hot instantly.

Note:
1.  For kids you can also add shredded cheese of your choice, and eliminate green chillies.
2.  This dish is prepared, when you are almost ready to eat, as the veggies are just stir fried on high flame..it should remain slightly raw when you consume to feel the crunchiness required in this dish. It can made separately per individual taste too, adding more or less spices or veggies..Just taste excellent..any time guilt free snack.

* Chaat Masala: Its a mixture of dry mango, black salt, cumin, salt, dried cilantro seeds, chilli, black pepper, ginger..all made into fine powder.

* Garam Masala: Garam masala means "warm or hot spice mixture", and that is exactly what this traditional Indian spice blend imparts to Indian dishes. For homemade garam masala, mix together 1/2 tsp ground cumin,1/2 tsp ground coriander,1/2 tsp ground pepper,1/2 tsp ground cardamom,1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves. Toast the ground spices before using.  (Makes: 1 Tbsp)

Sending it to My Fav Dish Event, hosted by Srivalli , of Ammajirecipe..
Goes straight to MLLA 18th, event started by Susan, going on at cooking4allseasons.
Also to Food for 7 Stages of Life - Healthy Fast Food hosted by Radhika and Sudeshna.

51 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a very inviting and delicious sidedish!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Thanks for the easy,healthy & tempting recipe...

SE(Denufood) said...

yummy...very inviting and colorful

Nithya said...

Absolutely colorful, yummy and healthy one :)

AshKuku said...

Hey,

Thanks for the love shared... that introduces me to ur lovely blog too... Hope 2 c u around more often....

Well captured & presented too....

Happy Celebrations!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

What a BEAUTIFUL dish ~ the colors are spectacular!

I know my family would love this. Thank you so much for the recipe. :)

Vrinda said...

Thats a colorful quick chaat ,healthy too...

Preeti Kashyap said...

Awesome click! love the recipe!

Cham said...

The beet has a beautifully stain all the veggie... Very pretty!

prasu said...

as always lovely click dear.....yummy and healthy.

Priya said...

Wow such a gorgeous,healthy, delicious and eyecathching chaat...yumm!

Nostalgia said...

Gorgeous color.. way to go

Gulmohar said...

eyecandy stuff...awesome recipe...

kothiyavunu said...

Wow,Nice recipe..looks so pretty and lovely presentation as well!

Priya said...

superb recipe and great presentation...thanks for sharing

Sumi said...

Healthy evening snack for kids..looks beautiful

munchcrunchandsuch said...

easy, peasy lemon squeazy!!! looks realy gud and really justifies the no-guilt factor.

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! super yummy...

BangaloreBaker said...

What a colorful, healthy salad.

aquadaze said...

i like the way ou have added veggies to the chaat, i normally am content with just adding some potato to my channa chaat. Note to self - add veggies next time!!

Nandini said...

Colorful, healthy and gorgeous salad! Love beets with any food!

Tina said...

Healthy and colourful......

Vibaas said...

looks so bright and tempting. i make a different version of channa chat that i like..but this looks wa...y better than this. i'm adding to my to do list now :)

btw, it took me some time to post a comment here. not sure if it is blogger issue or if some setup has changed.

Priya Narasimhan said...

easy and healthy recipe..but eating raw cabbage and beets is bit too much for me. :-)

Prathibha said...

Yummy salad dear....I do the same wid mixed sprouts...Most of my breakfasts comprises this only.I avoid adding butter to it,instead I add Olive oil to it.

Mriganayani said...

Looks delicious - I have a whole bunch of kala channa - now I know what to do with it! Thanks!

Uma said...

so healthy, hearty chat!! looks lovley :)

Renu said...

A very healthy chaat...thx for the idea !

sangeeta said...

it's a favorite at our place...we love it without oil or butter n lots of lemon juice ... the colorful veggies look cool.....

Anshika said...

You are making mouthwatering recipes. I am dying to have this chat.

Anupama said...

It is so colorful, healthy, yummy and easy to prepare... all in one!

Parita said...

Salad looks very inviting..love the stunning color :-)

Yasmeen said...

very nutritious,love the beets :D

jeyashrisuresh said...

What a colour!!nice chat.no doubt a healthy one.beautiful clicks too

chakhlere said...

wow!! Lovely dish...I would eat 2 to 3 plates. yummmmmmmmmy

DK said...

I can have chaats for breakfast,lunch or dinner! Luv them to death. Addition of beets sound interesting!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,I am always there for chats,that too healthier version,should try soon!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Padma said...

Very colorful and healthy salad. Nice pic :)

PJ said...

such a healthy nutritious and tasty snack! now thats a win-win. thanks for sharing :)

Shri said...

Loved the color!Addition of beets to he chaat is a wonderful idea

Rohini said...

Lovable color of the snack makes it so appealing! Not to mention the nutrients packed!! Yum yum!

my kitchen said...

Colorful & healthy chat,looks tempting

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

healthy and easy.

Spice said...

healthy salad.....

Oraphan said...

Wow! What a great looking salad! I've never seen black chickpeas before, it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe and also for the homemade garam masala recipe, so glad I found it:)

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entries...beet colour looks so good with these..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely... snack.. and quite healthy..too

Srivalli said...

Looks great ..thanks for sending the entries!

Ammu's said...

Yummy dish with awesome clicks.. Thanks for sharing to my event.

Srivalli said...

Looks very good..

 
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