Sunday, May 27, 2012

Black Chick Pea Snack(Kala Channa Chat)

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Black chick peas are a good source of protein and Iron and of course complex carbohydrates.  They are nutritionally superior than the light colored garbanzo beans. As a quick snack I prepare sundal a traditional South Indian seasoned and stir fried snack with grated coconut. When I was half way making this dish, my elder one said asked me if, I can make something else instead of sundal.  After a little thinking I changed the supposed to be Sundal in to a much healthier snack by adding veggies and coconut and spiced it up with the sweet and spicy chutney.

If you are looking for a low carb snack you should definitely try this, the veggies like cucumber, tomato, onion are safe for people who count carbs in their diet. Coconut is good source of protein and apart from a good taste it gives a sense of fullness. So try this and let me know, how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 10 to 15 Minutes

Cooking Time – 10 – 15 Minutes (If you have pre cooked chick peas – nil)

Serves – 2

Ingredients

Cooked black chick peas – 1 Cup

Cucumber and Tomato – 1 1/2 Cups(Chopped)

Chopped or grated coconut pieces – 1/2 Cup

Onion – 1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped

Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste

lime juice – 1 Tsp or taste

chat masala – 1/2 Tsp

chopped cilantro – handful

Green chutney – 1 Tsp

Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 Tsp(optional)

Sweet chutney – 1/2 Tsp(omit this if you are looking for a low carb version)

Sev – 1 Tbsp(this is once again optional)

Method

1) Combine the cooked chick peas, cucumber, tomato, onion, coconut, chopped cilantro, salt, lime juice, roasted cumin powder, green chutney and toss well.

2) Top it with sweet chutney and sev and serve, this is very much optional and you can even drizzle some yogurt on top and serve it.

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26 comments:

Sangeetha said...

i too love this kind of snack, too delicious n healthy...looks very tempting dear!
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Mythreyi said...

This looks so goood and tasty...

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Swathi Iyer said...

Sadhana,

This is healthy and deliicous chat, I like that you used black channa instead white one.

Spice up the Curry said...

mouthwatering. healthy chaat recipe with proteins

Gayathri NG said...

Lipsmacking chaat, looks so tempting clicks...

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nice and yummy salad

Vidhya said...

Chat looks delicious I wonder why I never thought of this though we always snack on chickpeas.Thanks dear for this delicious treat.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Thats a lovely chat. So inviting.

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Miriam said...

What colorful and beautiful flavors!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Raji said...

Instead of sundal this kind chaat appeals to me more :) Looks really wonderful with all the sev garnishing.

Delicious Adventures said...

That's yummy and healthy chaat...do visit me sometime at http://megdeliciousadventures.blogspot.in/

faseela said...

wow...awesome chaat.....

Akila said...

What an healthy dish

radha said...

A mixture of the popular sundal and a chaat. Nice.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

such an an delicious healthy chat..

Priya said...

Wow, wat a super tempting chat, i wont mind having it rite now..

PT said...

samma chat.. really mouth watering... will surely this.. glad to follow u..

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Divya Pramil said...

That seems very delicious :) healthy chat too!
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Priti said...

One of my fav snack ...looks so gud n tempting

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love this a lot! Great snack and tempts a lot!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Healthy and mouthwatering chaat....

Julie said...

Superb n delicious,loved the sev topping dear:-)
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Jay said...

my all time fav..perfect version..love it..:)
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Delicious Adventures said...

you have a nice collection of recipes..thanks for visiting my space and the lovely comments.

Turmeric n Spice said...

Love kaala Chana !! So wholesome and snacky love the chat

Shanthi said...

Lovely recipe and lovely presentation :)

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