Chickpea chat or Chana chaat is a popular street food, especially in northern part of India. You can make this with white chickpeas or fresh green chickpeas, or black chickpeas. I am using these black chickpeas only for one reason that I like it 🙂
Soak chana overnight, and then you can get this protein rich snack ready in minutes. I still remember my childhood days when my mom used to give overnight soaked chickpeas to me and my brother in morning, thanks to its protein content.
This chana chat is a great lunch box meal for kids, simply soak chickpeas, boil it (or can skip if you don’t liked boiled ones), top up with onion, boiled potatoes, tomatoes and lemon juice, that is it! Of course you can add other veggies too like beetroot, cucumber, avocado, etc.
The unique combination of Chickpea with crunchy onion, soft tomatoes, tangy lemon, with added chillies gives this snack a lovely taste…ummm am already getting watery mouth.
Black chana has english name as “garbanzo beans”, it contains about 270 Calories in one cup, less than 5 grams of total fat, 15 grams of protein (30% of required daily intake for an adult).
Not only this, it is a great source of dietary fibre, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Sodium and Folate.
For step by step recipe of Chana chaat, please keep reading below.
If you like chickpea, you must try this punjabi chole recipe, and you will love it.