Ainy Cooks

This recipe of chat is one of the famous recipe of chat in Karachi. Last year I have tried it very first time. Now sharing this recipe in this Ramazan to add some flavor in your iftar. This recipe is taught by chef Shahid.


  • Chickpeas 1 cup
  • Mint leaves  2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves   2 tbsp
  • Green chilies 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt  1 cup
  • Cumin seeds  1/4 tsp
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Bread crumbs 4 tbsp
  • Tamarind 3/4 cup
  • Chat masala 1 tsp
  • Black salt  1tsp
  • Corn flour 4-5 tbsp.
  • Oil  2-3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Ajino moto/ chicken powder/ chicken cube 1 tbsp
  • Yellow food color/ zarda color 1/4 tsp
  • Onion Rings
  • Papri


  • Boil chickpeas by adding salt and ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp in water. Cook till soft and tender. Leave 1-2 cups of water of boiled chickpeas.
  • Make Raita first. Add yogurt, green chilies, mint leaves, coriander, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, salt, garlic clove 1, bread crumbs in a grinder and make smooth paste. Set aside. Bread crumbs will give thickness to your raita.
  • Now Tamarind/Imli Chutney. Soak Tamarind in 4 glass water and remove seeds, strain and separate pulp. Now add chat masala and black salt. Mix well. Set aside. You can make this and keep it in freezer for a month.
  • In a pot add oil , cumin powder, turmeric, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and ajinomoto. Stir well add few drops of water too. Now add chickpeas with 1 cup water. Add food color.
  • Mix food color in water and mix in chickpeas. Cook till become thick.
  • Now pour in serving dish, sprinkle onion rings, Raita, Chutney, Papri, Chat masala and serve it.

  • Yummmm.
  • Chat lovers you should try as soon as possible 🙂

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