Kala Channa Chaat/Salad - Black Chickpeas Salad

For this edition of blogging marathon I  chose the evening snacks and I will be showcasing the evening snacks for next few days.
For day 1,its a simple and healthy snack cum chaat can be made in no time.Here I used black chickpeas,if you want you can use the white one,lets move on to the recipe..............

Basic Information

Soaking time ~ 6-8 hours
Preparation time ~15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 10 minutes(to cook chickpeas)
Serves ~ 2


Black chickpeas/kondakadalai1 cup(soaked)
Roasted peanuts/verkadalai1-2 tbs
Onion(finely chopped)1(small size)
Tomato(finely chopped)2 tbs
Green chilly/pachamilagi1-2 (chopped)
Grated Carrot1-2 tbs
Raw mango/mangai(chopped)1-2 tbs
Chaat masala powder1/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin powder1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)2 tsp
Lemon juice1-2 tsp
Salt1/2-3/4 tsp


  • Cook the soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles along with 1/2 tsp of salt, in a medium flame.Drain the excess water and keep it aside.
  • To this cooked chickpeas add the all the ingredients except lemon juice,finally squeeze the lemon juice and mix it well till everything gets blend well.

Serve it immediately.


  • To make it more healthier and colorful,steamed corn kernels can also be added.
  • Instead of lemon juice,aamchur powder can also be used.
Check out my fellow bloggers participate in Blogging Marathon #40.
Also sending this one to Kids delight-Fat free kid's friendly recipes event happenings atPriya's Space started by Srivalli.


Very healthy snack.. Looking great!

Looks yum..With all those lovely clicks..its really tempting and my mouth is watering.

Love everything that's gone into this snack..very nice one Nalini...

oh so healthy salad ..looks yummy

healthy salad.. nice presentation too

Cant resist to that bowl of droolworthy chaat, mouthwatering here.

A very healthy chaat. Lovely pictures.

A healthy and delicious chaat.. Nice clicks..

chaat salad looks nice and yumm..

Healthy & nutritious snack.

Tangy snack. Would love this in the evenings :)

I am so adding raw mango next time! Awesome clicks!

Looks so healthy and very appetizing.....lovely clicks very much tempting me to make some!

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