Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Diwali Treat - Spicy Mixed Chana Chaat

In continuing with the festive spirit I tried out another recipe that will surely be a part of my Diwali menu. Think Diwali..think chaat - spicy concoction of yoghurt , tamarind - mint chutneys , crunchy sev and boondis. On my recent trip to the supermarket I picked up a pack of ready to use sprouts and there I was sorted. I knew exactly that I could transform it into a lipsmacking dish with very little effort.Here's presenting my super easy recipe of Spicy Mixed Chana Chaat. This one will surely be a crowd pleaser!


Mixed sprouts - 2 cups - I used the ones readily available at the supermarket. Alternatively

                                            You could soak 1 cup mixed grams - white peas, black gram and
                                     green moong overnight and then boil it in a pressure cooker.

Onion - 1 large - chopped

Tomato - 1 large - chopped

Green chili - 2 nos - finely chopped - adjust accordingly

Turmeric powder - 1sp

Red chili powder - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1 tsp

Tomato puree - 1 tbsp

Salt - to taste

Refined oil- 1 tsp

Coriander leaves - a handful finely chopped

Sev or Boondi - a handful

Yogurt - 1 cup

Sugar - 1 tbsp

Tamarind sauce - a few tbsps.


The first step is to make the sprouts/mixed chana. Rest is simply assembling everything together.

In a pan heat 1 tsp oil. Fry the finely chopped onions till lightly brown in colour. Add the tomatoes and fry till mushy. Add the green chillies.
Next tip in the boield sprouts /chana and all the dry spices - red chili powder,turmeric ,cumin powder,tomato puree and salt. Give everything a good mix. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander and keep aside.

In the mean while prepare the yoghurt by mixing it with some salt, sugar and dahi bhalla masala ( I used store bought). Whisk well and keep aside.

Now for assembling the chaat - you could either serve it in one dish or assemble in individual shot glasses and pudding bowls.

First make a layer of the yogurt. Then a layer of the cooked sprouts. Then drizzle some tamarind sauce. Another layer of yogurt and cooked chana.
Garnish with chopped coriander and sev/boondi to add a crucn to the whole dish.

Serve chilled!

1 comment:

  1. It looks tasty and yummy. Very nice presentation as well.