Nov 30, 2006
Chana Chaat is one of my hubbys favorite. He has childhood memories of eating chana chat from the street vendors in India. He was able to recollect how the street vendors made it and we tried it at home. The results were wonderful. Now I make it very often.
1/2 cup black chana/kaDLe
1 medium potato
1 medium onion
2 green chillies
3 tsp chat masala
The chat is made from sprouted chana. Hence you need to plan it a day or two in advance. To sprout chana, soak chana overnight or for 12 hrs in water. Drain the chana and let it rest in a colander. You can also tie it in a thin wet cloth. Rest it for another day and you can see nice long sprouts.
Now to make the chat, boil potatoes, peel and chop. Chop cucumber, onion, tomatoes, green chillies and mix together with the chana. Sprinkle chat masala. Squeeze the lime juice. Mix well.
Garnish with cilantro. Serve as an appetizer/salad or like a snack.