Chana chat – Simple chickpea salad combining the goodness of chickpeas, onions and tomatoes. A sprinkle of chaat masala and ground cumin adds that final touch of flavor. Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!
Whenever I think about salads, the very first word that comes to my mind is ‘healthy’. A great salad can easily turn any meal into a super healthy one.
Finding new salad ideas and creating new ones can keep adding more salads to your diet interesting and fun. This chana chat or chickpea salad is not a new creation, but it’s a fabulous addition to your salad recipes.
This is one of the simplest forms of chats, the popular Indian street food. It’s one of those instant salads that can be whipped up quickly and easily.
Check out the video below! You’ll see how quick and easy it really is!
The best part is you can customize it anyway you want to match your tastebuds. All you need to do is add your favorite cooked vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli or spinach. I think this version using canned chickpeas is the easiest way to make this salad.
Most chana chat recipes call for boiled potatoes. I simply skipped them to fit my theme – quick, easy, no-cook and simple. However, if you like potatoes, add them to the salad.
I must admit- this salad is addicting. You might find yourself enjoying it every single day. I love the way each ingredient in this salad complements each other. I bet it’s going to be on my favorite list, and it’ll stay there forever.
Apart from being a delicious salad, this also makes a healthy snack. Nutritious, vegetarian, gluten free snack, to be exact.
Like all other salads, this also provides you that ‘health boost’ you need on a super busy day.
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shweta a says
This sounds like a greaaaaaaaaat recipe. I am sure gonna try this
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One of my favorite 🙂 Looks so good and healthy!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Hi Rose, Hope you are doing great. Mmmmm, I love chaats. And this one here looks super enticing. And love the video too! 🙂
I looove chana chat!! I used to make it as a quick and cheap dinner for uni days. Never added ground spices before, thanks!