Channa Chaat

Another session of Blogging Marathon has started and for this week I chose to cook the Indian restaurant menu card as theme and the menu is from Akbar restaurant.We need to cook a starter,Chinese menu and Rice/Indian bread for each day from the menu.
As I am a fan of chaat items,after seeing the menu I decided to make Channa Chaat which is a healthy and guilt free starter.Now to the recipe............  


Chick Peas/channa(cooked)1cup
Onion(finely chopped)3tbs
Tomato(finely chopped)2tbs
Potato(boiled,cubed) 1/4cup
Green chutney 11/2tsp
Sweet and sour chutney 11/2tsp
Green Chilly(chopped)2nos.
Coriander leaves(chopped)2tbs
Thin sev2tsp
Chaat masal powder3/4tsp

For Sweet and Sour Chutney/Katta mitta chutney/Imli chutney

Thick Tamarind paste1/4cup
Jaggery/brown sugar3-4tbs
Red chilly powder1/2tsp
Roasted cumin powder 1/2tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam 1/2tsp
Garam masala powder 1/4tsp
Dates/pericchai(finely choppedl)2nos.

For the Green Chutney 

Coriander leaves(washed)1cup(tightly packed)
Mint leaves1/4cup
Green chilly 6nos.
Lemon juice1tsp
Ginger/inji 1/2 inch piece

For the sweet  and sour chutney 
  • Mix all the ingredients in a pan and cook it in a medium flame until it reaches the thick consistency.
  • Cool the chutney and store it in the refrigerator.

For the green chutney
  • Put the ingredients given in a blender or mixie and grind it to fine paste with little water.
  • Green chutney is ready.

Channa Chaat
  • In a bowl put the chick peas,onion,tomato,potato,green chilly,chaat masala powder,green chutney,red chutney,salt and mix it well.
  • Finally add the coriander leaves and papdis to it and give it a mix.
  • Put it in a serving bowl and garnish it with thin sev.
  • Serve it immediately.


  • The chutney can be made in the microwave oven also,put everything in a microwave safe bowl and cook it for 7 minutes.
  • The sweet and sour chutney has a long shelf life and stored in the refrigerator for 3 months.
  • Sprinkle the sev just before serving.
  • Adjust the amount of chutney according to personal preference.
  • Pomegranate kernels and chopped raw mango can also used for extra tangy and rich taste.
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wow.. tempting chaat.. nice clicks nalini :)

Yummy !!! Please pass me some :-)

Wow that is so tongue tickling and delicious!!!
Ongoing Event - Mission - Breakfast

Yummy and refreshing chaat, healthy too...nice Shots!

Very healthy evening snack, looks superb..

Delicious and flavorful chat!! Nice clicks too :)

Never hesitate a second to finish that whole plate, loving this chaat.

I can almost taste all the different flavours that have gone into this dish.

Chaat looks really tangy and yummy.. Loved yours pics..

I love chaats and this one is no exception.Beautiful clicks...

Am a big lover of chaats...this one looks tempting

Healthy and delicious chaat.. Love to have this anytime..

I am so lazy to prepare these chutney's...this n that, but love to eat it! ;) inviting clicks Nalini!

I am a sucker for caht times and this is droolworthy.

Oops, there was a typo. Read it as chaat. :)

What's wrong with me? :( That should have been chaat items.

all your photos are so amazing..looks so mouthwatering

Such a lovely picture!..can grab from the screen

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