Hare Chane Ki Chaat / Spiced Green Chickpea Salad
Today, I’ll show you how to prepare Chatpata Hare Chane ki Chat, a Bombay street snack that’s quite popular at Chowpatty. Regardless of how many states you must have traveled to, Bombay street foods have a different charm, like the city itself.
What is Hare Chane Ki Chaat?
Hare chane ki chaat or spiced green chickpea salad is a quick and easy street meal that is both delicious and healthful. In this chaat, I love the color combination of green chanas, crimson tomatoes, and pink onions, as well as the flavor of lemon juice and chaat masala. It’s a simple and tasty street food that may be served as chaat or salad. However, always cook fresh and serve promptly.
Just combine all the ingredients as mentioned below and your chatpata evening snack is now ready. It’s also quite healthy, so you don’t have to think twice about scooping up a bowlful. Just make sure to eat it right away after combining it, or it will lose its fresh texture. It is rich in fiber and plant protein.
It’s healthy because it doesn’t require any oil, and it’s tasty because it’s both salad and junk food. Can it get any better than that? So what are you waiting for? Make this bowl full of health and yumminess today.
Notable Ingredients At A Glance
Dried Green Chickpea – You will find the dried ones in the market. Soak it overnight the day before you prepare the chaat. However, if you are using the canned ones, just drain the water and rinse, and it is ready to be used.
Onions & Tomatoes – Use freshly chopped onions and tomatoes for that awesome flavor blend. Also, the onions add a nice crunch and sweetness to the salad. The tanginess of the ripe red tomato enhances the taste.
Coriander/ Cilantro – The fresh aroma of cilantro makes the chaat more alluring.
Chilli Powder – To add in some heat, I have used chili powder; you can also use chopped green chilis.
Chaat Masala – This is an important ingredient that will add the chatpata flavor to the chat. You will get it in any Indian grocery store near you.
Lemon juice – The tanginess of chaat is irreplaceable. The tanginess is provided by lemon.
How To Prepare Hare Chane Ki Chaat?
Soak the dried green chickpeas overnight or for 4-5 hours if using the dried chickpeas. Cook it until it’s done.
Then chop the tomatoes and onions.
In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients, chickpeas, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, chaat masala, red chili powder, lemon, and salt. Combine all of it really well and serve hot immediately.
Note: The entire dish takes approximately 15 mins if you have your chickpea soaked.
Some Expert Tips To Prepare Hare Chane Ki Chaat
- Adjust the amount of spices and seasonings and the lemon juice to taste. You can make it mild or spicy as you like.
- If you can’t manage a lot of heat, leave out or reduce the amount of red chili. Avoid using green chilies and red chili powder with children. Instead of red chili powder, use crushed black pepper.
- You can also use cucumber or zucchini.
Hare chane ki chaat, or spiced green chickpea salad, is a quick and easy street meal that is both tasty and nutritious. I like the colour combination of green chanas, crimson tomatoes, and pink onions in this chaat, as well as the flavour of lemon juice and chaat masala.
- 2 cups Dried Green Chickpea
- ½ cup Onions – Finely Chopped
- ½ cup Tomatoes – Finely Chopped
- 2 tbsp Coriander – Chopped
- ½ tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala
- 2 tsp Lemon juice
- 2 tsp Salt
- Soak the dried green chickpea for 4-5 hours.
- Boil it till cooked through.
- Take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients and mix well.
- Serve hot.