Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aloo Chana Chat

Chaats are everyone's favorite. Here is an instant chat you can whip up instantly.

Ingredients:
Chana/ Bengal gram : 1 cup
Potatoes : 2 (Boiled and cut into chunks)
Ginger : 1/2 inch (Chopped finely)
Coriander Leaves : 1 tbsp finely chopped
Green Chilli : 3 (Slit vertically)
Lemon Juice : 2 tbsp
Salt To taste

Spices:
Coriander Powder : 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder : 1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala : 1 tsp
Amchur Powder/ Fresh lemon juice: 1/2 tsp/ 1 tsp
Garam Masala : 3/4 tsp

Seasoning:
Oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Red Chilli : 3
Curry Leaves : 1 spring
Asafoetida : a pinch

Procedure:
1. First step is seasoning/ tempering using the ingredients listed under seasoning.
2. Add the cooked chana/ bengal gram (Soak overnight and cook in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles) in the tawa.
3. Add all the spice powders (except chaat masala) along with lemon juice and vertically slit green chillies and salt.
4. Now add the boiled potato chunks and mix gently so that the pieces are not broken.
5. Garnish with the coriander leaves and sprinkle chat masala.