Chana Chaat ( Tiffin Treats)


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Hmmmm... a truly exciting combination of ingredients makes this Chana Chaat a real winner! Imagine experiencing the nutty flavour of chana, the soothing mushiness of potatoes, the total tanginess of raw mangoes, the juiciness of tomatoes and the crunch of onions, all in one mouthful. You get this and much more from the Chana Chaat, thanks to the exciting flavours imparted by garam masala and chaat masala. Indeed, this chatpata tiffin treat is something that can transform your kids’ day! Also pack some Cornflakes Chivda ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.

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Soaking time:  overnight   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 cup kala chana (brown chick peas)
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 cup boiled , peeled and chopped potatoes
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped raw mangoes (optional)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
4 tsp lemon juice

  1. Soak the kala chana in enough water in a deep bowl overnight. Next day, drain it.
  2. Add enough water and pressure cook in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the green chilli paste and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, garam masala and chaat masala, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the potatoes, chana, salt, raw mangoes, coriander and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occassionally.

How to pack

  1. Allow it to cool completely, and pack in an air-tight tiffin box.

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