Kala chana chat — A starter or a Snack

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A year ago , we had been to a friend-Aunty’s place & she served us an authentic gujrathi platter.Platter contained Black(kala)Chana Chat for starter , Phulka with authentic aloo sabji  & some Amras for dessert. Not to forget the  Salad & pickles .
Kala chana with a blend of little vegie’s & a little bit spice powders make an excellent starter… Well its a chat..  Its quite healthy & ideal for an evening snack too. Recollect my days in Mumbai, where the  telawala bhaiyas used to sell a similar chat made with green channa outside the stations. Mmm .. wot aroma.. You just cant stop grabing one in a paper cone.



Boiled Kala Chana1 Tin – 400gm or Alternatively use 2 cups of Kala Chana
Boiled potato1 medium Nos Chopped into small pieces
Onion1 medium nos Chopped finely
Tomato1 Nos Chopped finely
Raw mangoOptional(I havent used in this preparation)
Chopped Coriander leaves/Cilantro1/4 cup
Green chilli1 Nos chopped finely or 1/2 tsp crushed green chilli
Red chilli powderOptional
Amchur(Mango) powder1/4 tsp
Chat masala1 tsp (Any brand)
Cumin(Jeera) Powder1/2 tsp
Lemon juice1 tsp
SaltTo Taste



  •  I have used a Boiled Kala Chana tin. Incase if you wish to make from scratch , soak the chana in water for atleast 5-6 hours. then pressure cook until its soft.
  • In a clean large bowl , add all the ingredients together and mix them well with a spatula.Add a dash of lemon juice & garnish with coriander leaves. Serve the Chat in a Paper cone or a bowl.

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Posting this vegan dish to It’s a vegan world – Indian hosted this month by Erbe in cucina an event started by Vaishali of Holy Cow! Vegan recipes.

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Comments (16)

  • This is such a healthy and yummy snack!

  • WOw thats healthy and yummy…

  • Even I miss those Mumbai bhaiyya ka chana chat ! It is one of the easiest yet chatpatta snack to prepare 🙂

  • I bought some tinned kala chana and didn't know how to prepare it… Thank you for sharing this recipe with It's a Vegan World.

  • Awesome and yummy snacks… Thank u for sharing…

  • I always love this chat…nice click.

  • Thanks for visiting my blog…u do hav a lovely one here..kala chana is favourite @ our place..n I just love to have this in this way,

  • Love this snack,Sandhya!

  • This is a healthy chaat Sandhya…looks appetizing too 🙂

  • Nutritious & Healthy snack in different taste

  • Hi , first time here..Looks nice.I like the header very much..Very nice..This snack is looks delicious & healthy 🙂

  • Thats a new one in chats…looks delicious as well as healthy sandhya…u got a lovely blog…

  • Yummy, Sandy dabbe mein yeh bhi daal dena please….

  • Hey Sandhya! Great blog indeed! Love this dish…absolutely tempting!!

  • Good recipe sandhya.Its awards time please collect them from my blog.You rock!

  • Yum, yum, YUM! This made me hungry and wanna snack 🙂


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