Chaat

Chaat is a delicious, fresh mix of raw vegetables, garbanzo beans, and yogurt, typically sold on street sides in India.  Flavor is added with different chutneys and powders, and chaat altogether makes for a tasty, healthy, and refreshing meal.

Ingredients:

All the ingredients used in the chaat shown. The left hand side shows all the different vegetables, yogurt, and bhujia, while the right hand side shows the different powders (including salt, which can be added if desired) and the different chutneys
  • Onions (chopped into small half-inch pieces)
  • Tomato (chopped into small half-inch pieces)
  • Cucumber (chopped into small half-inch pieces)
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Red/Green/Yellow peppers (chopped into small half-inch pieces)
  • Potato (chopped into small half-inch to 1″ cubes and then boiled)
  • Sprout Moong bean
  • Yogurt
  • Imli (Tamarind) chutney
  • Hari Dhaniya (Cilantro) chutney
  • Chaat Masala/powder
  • Mirchi (chili) powder
  • Jeera (cumin) powder
  • Namkeen/Bhujia/papdi (or any other crunchy indian snack item you wish)

Directions:

  1. Soak the garbanzo overnight
  2. Pressure cook the garbanzo beans with salt
    NOTE: Canned garbanzo beans can be used as a substitute
  3. First put garbanzo beans on the plate, then add cucumber, potato, tomato, peppers, and then onions on your plate in a pile.
    These ingredients should be added according to your own taste and preference
  4. Lastly add the onions and moong beans, and then cover the mixture in yogurt (also to taste and preference)
  5. Add a few tablespoons of Imli chutney, and then add Hari Dhaniya chutney to taste
  6. Lightly sprinkle chaat masala, mirchi powder, and jeera powder on the mixture (also to taste)
  7. Finally, salty or crunch snacks (like namkeen, bhujia, papdi, etc.) can be added to add some crunchy texture to the chaat
Mixture of the different vegetables shown before adding yogurt and other flavoring items
Chaat finally done!
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2 thoughts on “Chaat

  1. This dish can be served as lunch, dinner both. Bean, yogurt and various vegetable of your choices can be added to menu.celery goes well with this chaat.celery can be cut into 1/2 cm size and mix with other vegetable.green onion is good too.once on my daughter’s birthday in summer we went to Sandwich,MA for picnic and had chaat their for lunch. This recipe need very less cooking but lot of cutting and chopping. Very healthy and thrist quenching.enjoy

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