Ainy Cooks

IMG_7004Black chickpea or kala chana chat is one of my favorite, This is entirely different recipe from my last year’s black chana chat recipe.This is a healthy and sinfully spicy and chatkharedar snack.




Black chickpeas1 cup (you can increase quantity)
Crushed red chillies1 tsp
All spice powder1/4 tsp
Saltto taste
Cumin seeds crushed1/2 tsp
Sweet n sour tamarind sauce2 tbsp
Chat masala1 tbsp ( to taste)
Lemon juice1 tbsp
Potatoes boiled(optional)1 large.(cut in cubes)
Tomato1 large(cut in cubes)
Onion1 medium(cut in cubes)
Coriander leavesfew
Green chillies2


  • Soak chickpeas overnight, in the morning drain water and mix baking soda 1 tbsp and set aside for 1 hour.
  • Wash them with running tap water and boil them in pressure cooker (you can boil in a pot also).
  • Let them cool completely then add all ingredients except tomatoes and green veggies.
  • Mix them well and set aside. If you will give 1 hour so all spices and juices will penetrate in peas, my own experience..:)
  • Add tomatoes and veggies before serving.
  • Enjoy with lemo pani/ lemonade.


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