Chatpati Chana Chaat

Although chaat has numerous varieties to list out!!! I have brought a simple, quick and healthy one for you prepared using Black Chana :)While making it this time, I got myself transported to old days with some beautiful memories…

Before I got married, I hardly woke up before 10 am on weekends!!!

“Get up, Beta! Hot water in tub is ready for you to take bath now… I’m warning you, this is not going to work after marriage” mum said.

“5 mins, Mumma”, My sleepy voice :P

“Let her sleep for a while! She doesn’t get to sleep till late everyday!” Dad supported knowing it’s going to be 15-20 mins or even more than that…

“Fine… Then chai is ready n make nasta by urself” Mum was annoyed.

After getting ready to have breakfast (a brunch time), I always start looking for ingredients available for a quick bowl!!! Mum usually kept moong or chana boiled for a day or two… which I found blissful that time :P A fistful of it with a cup of chopped onion-tomatoes n a little of chat masala!!! Enough to start my lazy day…

A quick brunch or a quick snack with explosion of all flavors at once makes you eat more than you expect!!!

Makes: 2 servings

1 cup Black Chana
2 tbsp Chopped Onion
2 tbsp Chopped Tomato
1 tbsp Chopped Raw Mango
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1/8 tsp Red Chilly Powder
2 tsp Chopped Coriander
Salt, to taste
– Soak black chana overnight in a bowl of water and pressure-cook for 4 whistles in morning.
– Drain excess water and transfer it to a mixing bowl.
– Add rest of all spices into it and mix well. Mix lemon juice and toss again.
– Garnish with chopped coriander before serving!!!

– You can use 1/2 tsp Amchur powder to replace lemon juice.
– Optionally, chat masala can be sprinkled while serving!!! 
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