Street food is the best way to eat when you are in a country as diverse as
Chaat of any kind is always welcome and I haven’t come across any Indian yet (is there one?) who doesn’t like chaat.
I was blog hopping in search of a dish for this month's MBP, in the nth moment (like always!) and finally decided to look in my bookmarked recipes. And there it was….Lahori Channa Chaat or Chickpea Chaat. Just the name made me drool. We had an informal house warming party and chickpea chaat was on one of the sides on the menu.
The original recipe is from here. I made a few changes to suit our taste, the recipe is as follows.
You will need:
2 (8 oz) cans Chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1 Cup Channa, soaked overnight and boiled)
4 Green Chillies cut lengthwise at an angle
¾ cup chopped Red onion
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp Chaat Masala powder
Salt to taste
Mix all of the above ingredients except the salt and refrigerate for a couple of hours or more. Add the salt right before serving, this ensures that the salad doesn’t become a watery mess and stays together.
This chaat was out of this world and I’m glad I got a chance to make it.