Chana Chaat

Call it Chaat or a snack, this Chana dish is simple and easy to make! We call them ‘Shenagalu’ in Telugu. I have eaten this snack in Hyd where the street vendor tosses boiled chana, onions, tomatoes, coriander and lime juice in masala powder and wraps up in an old newspaper! Those of you from Hyderabad will know when I say street food @ Eat Street & Tankbund. Chana is also served as Prasadam in temples where they temper with mustard seeds and fresh grated coconut.You could make it either way..I was just in the mood for chaat!!

1 cup black chana soaked overnight for 8-12 hours
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tbsps of fresh grated coconut
1 tsp Chaat masala
Lime juice
Cilantro, garnish

Soak the chana (I have used the black type) for 8- 12 hours.
Pressure cook the chana for 2-3 whistles.
Let the cooker cool down before draining the water.
Set aside the drained chana in a mesh strainer for 15-30 min



Combine chana with onion, tomato, chaat masala and grated coconut.




Toss the ingredients with lime juice and garnish with coriander.



This goes to 'Spill the beans' hosted by Priya of Akshayapaatram.

Enjoy!
Shri

18 comments:

Prathibha said...

we love this..

My Experiments with Cooking said...

oh ya.Most amazing street food. You have a nice blog here. And thanks for stobbing by at my place.

Hari Chandana said...

looks tasty and healthy.. nice job!!

EC said...

Thats a nice and healthy one

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Tasty and healthy food.

Srilakshmi said...

I simply LOVE the chaat they sell at Tank Bund. Looking at your chaat brings back lots of memories :-) My favorite hangout place was near the statues where the best vendors are :-) I made a sketch of a chaat vendor in my blog a while back :-D (its also my profile pic) http://sriannapurna.blogspot.com/2009/04/bhel-drink-anyone.html

Shri said...

Srilakshmi,
Yes, that is one heck of a place!More than Eat street, the Tankbund chaat tastes better, prbly bcuz I have eaten all the junk food out there growing up..Eat street came only after I moved to US.So I cant associate more than a couple of instances.
I did see the sketch which was very good but I didn't realize it is a street vendor's..Now that you mentioned,it reminds me of this Dahi Papdi guy who use to roam around near our apt selling chaat!!Lovely memories!

Shri said...

Pratibha,Hari, My exp w/cooking, EC, A2Z, Thanks!

Nithya said...

Wow wow wow.. how healthy and yummy could this be. The pic is way too tempting. :)

Pooja said...

Yummy and healthy snack!

Usha said...

Looks inviting, a variation of this salad is a regular feature in my kitchen...will try your version the next time :-)

Yasmeen said...

Simple and tasty,I love this healthy snack :P

Jyoti said...

This is so healthy and looks delicious!

sangi said...

Colorful click!sounds sooo tasty&healthy...xllnt presentation too...tnx dear...

Soma said...

This is an all time fave in our house.. i have never used coconut in it. very healthy.

I see Kite Runner & A thousand splendid sun in your shelf... I loved Kite Runner, not the 1000 Splendid Sun as much.. it was very disturbing... couldn't sleep for many days.

Mandira said...

delicious and fresh snack :)

Shri said...

Soma,
I have to agree with you on Splendid Suns.I liked Kite runner and wanted to check out his other works and at the time Splendid Suns was released but I should say, it was a bit scary.

Cilantro said...

Lovely channa. I have had the street food from the vendors at Tankbund. Now all that yummy food seems not too healthy.

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