Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chickpea Chaat

Dried Chickpeas - 1 cup
Red Onion - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Boiled Potato - 1, chopped (optional)
Tomato - 1 small, chopped (optional)
Cucumber - 1 small, chopped (optional)
Cilantro - a handful, chopped
Green Chili - 1, finely chopped
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Chaat Masala - 1/2 tsp or a mix of roasted cumin and aamchur masala
Homemade Tamarind Date Chutney - 2 tbsp
Roasted peanuts - a handful
Sev / Crispy gramflour noodles  - 2 tbsp.
Black Salt

Soak the chickpeas in plenty of water overnight.

Drain, add 2 cups of water, a little salt and cook in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles after full pressure is reached. The chickpeas should be just cooked and not too soft. Remove the chickpeas from the remaining liquid.

Add chickpeas, onion, potato, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, green chili, lemon juice, chaat masala. Mix well. Add some tamarind date chutney on top, sprinkle sev and roasted peanuts and serve immediately.



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