Kala Chana Chaat


Kala Chana Chaat – Follow the below steps to prepare kala chana chaat.

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Details about kala chana chaat

  • Serving – 5 people
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Course – Snacks
  • Time to cook – 7 hours ( 6 1/2 hours for soaking chana, 20 minutes to boil chickpea & 10 minutes for mixing)

Ingredients for kala chana chaat

  • 2 cups kala chana (chickpea)
  • 1/2 cup mint coriander chutney 
  • 2 boiled potato chopped
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage grated
  • 1/2 beetroot grated
  • 1 medium sized cucumber finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 cup coriander finely chopped

Steps to prepare kala chana chaat

  • Soak 2 cups kala chana in water. Fill the water till it reaches 2 inches above the chana level.
  • Rest the water + chana mixture for around 6-7  hours
  • After 6-7 hours, transfer the mixture to a pressure cooker, add water if required & boil them. Add a little salt too.
  • Boil them for 10 minutes on high flame or for 1-2 whistles till the chickpeas are boiled. Turn off the flame.
  • Let the pressure release naturally from the cooker.
  • Check whether the chickpeas are boiled properly.
  • Once done, discard the water & add the chickpeas to the mixing bowl.
  • To it add, 1/2 cup mint coriander chutney, 2 boiled potatoes chopped, 2 onions finely chopped, 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped, 1 cup grated cabbage, 1/2 beetroot grated,  2 tbsp. chat masala, 1/2 tsp. garam masala, 1 tsp. red chili powder & 1 tsp. dry mango powder.
  • Mix all the ingredients very well in a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish the mixture with 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve the kala chana chaat slightly warm.


  • If not serving immediately, store them in refrigerator.
  • You can skip adding the mint coriander chutney.
  • Warm the kala chana chaat when serving.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your taste.
  • You can add any vegetables are per your taste or availability.
Kala chana chaat
How to prepare Kala chana chaat

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