Monday, 2 January 2012

Chana Chaat

Wishing all a very Happy New Year !! 
Chaat is one of our favourite foods :) We wanted to have chaat one day and due to some reasons could not go out.So thought of preparing it at home and it was mouth-watering...
Henceforth I shall be preparing many more chaat recipes at home :-)

Ingredients -
onion (1big,1 small)
ginger (1 medium piece)
garlic (5-6 cloves)
tomato (1 medium)
green chillies (3-4)
garam masala
fresh coriander leaves
potato (2 medium)
turmeric powder
coriander powder
cumin/jeera powder
sev/crushed potato chips
red chilly powder

Method -
Soak the chana overnite or for atleast 5-6 hours.
Pressure cook the chana till soft.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Chop the onion,green chillies and tomato finely.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
Add the onions to the oil.
Once they saute add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.
After a minute add the chopped tomato.
Put in salt,turmeric,coriander,jeera powder.
After a minute add the chana and put in the garam masala powder.
Cover and cook for 5 min.
Add little water and cook till the chana is soft.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

For the aloo tikki -Boil 2 potatoes in microwave/pressure cooker.
Mix in salt,red chilly powder and garam masala(a pinch) into the mashed potatoes.
Make tikkis and shallow fry them.

Finally to make the chat -
Take curd in a bowl and mix it well with salt and red chilly powder as per taste.
Take a plate.Put in the chana,place curd over it,sprinkle some chopped onions and green chillies,place the aloo tikki,again put some curd,put in the sev/chips.
Thats it ! chatpata Chana chaat is ready :-)

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