Aloo chana chaat - A tasty snack made with boiled chickpeas and potatoes. This classic Indian street snack is an earthy combination of spices, which you can rustle up in few minutes.



Aloo chana chaat – In our daily busy life we need to refresh our self with our thoughts and ambitions. This photograph talks a lot to me. In my career the first job offer from Mumbai was to Fariyas Holiday Resort in Lonavala, Pune as hotel operations trainee. I didn’t had any clue where Lonavala was. I went to sleep with so much rage in my heart, because I was hopeless.




Set off in the morning train to Lonavala, when I get up after a small nap, I saw clouds trying to touch the peak of the mountains – cold breeze playing with your hair, the scenic valleys, the twists and turns of the rails through the tunnels, the sight was amazing. A part of me was calling me from inside – “Seize the place my friend, seize the day”

Aloo chana chaat - A tasty snack made with boiled chickpeas and potatoes.

In this rainy Manchester we curse on the rain, but there people come to see the rain. “Be angry with the rain, it simply does not know how to fall upwards” I still remember these words I’d read somewhere and for every reason I can think of, it makes complete sense. Monsoons teach us many things and for every individual, their reason to love this season differs. For me it’s the cool climate, the smell of wet mud, hot chocolate and obviously those long magical train journeys to Lonavala. Blessed with abundant green-lands and waterfalls, this place is a must visit during the rains.

Lonavala:

This was a slice of paradise waiting for me at 1500 feet above the sea level. The accommodation they have offered for we management trainees was amazing, in a little cottage called Aaga bungalow. The bungalow was just right at the foot of the mountains, through the window you could see mountain ranges all across the horizon.

Aloo chana chaat - A tasty snack made with boiled chickpeas and potatoes.

My those sleepless nights in Mumbai slums and those restaurant tables really worth for this luxurious job (I wish, to dine in the same restaurant table with my little boys one day). I was in heaven!! In two months time, I have been awarded the best employee of the month for hosting the Halloween celebration. My first feather in my cap. It was a long journey from there. Has to step down, many times in career for the sake of the family. Hope everything was for good.



Some of the foods I used to enjoy in these train journey to Mumbai was lonavala chikki, pav bhaji, sev puri and aloo chana chaat. Sharing the recipe for aloo chana chaat.

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Aloo channa chaat instructions for cooking.

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 15 minutes

Serves – 2

Ingredients for Aloo channa chaat

  • Cooked chana (chickpeas) – 1 cup
  • Diced potatoes cooked – 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1/2 of a medium onion
  • Chopped tomato – 1 tomato
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 to 2 Tbsp
  • Coriander chutney/ Green chutney  as needed
  • Tamarind chutney as needed
  • Rock salt to taste
  • Chaat masala – 1 ½ teaspoon ( available in Indian groceries)
  • Pomegranate seeds, lemon slice, nylon sev (fried gram flour thin noodles) as needed (available in Indian groceries) for garnishing.

Method to prepare Aloo channa chaat

  1. Mix all the ingredients required for the chaat in a large bowl.
  2. Add chickpeas, potatoes, finely chopped onions, tomatoes,  two chutneys to taste, salt to taste, chaat masala and  coriander leaves.
  3. Garnish with lemon slice, sev and pomegranate seeds.
  4. Your Aloo chana chaat is ready!

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Aloo chana chaat

Aloo chana chaat – A tasty snack made with boiled chickpeas and potatoes. This classic Indian street snack is an earthy combination of spices, which you can rustle up in few minutes.



Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 52kcal
Author Sumith Babu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked channa chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup diced potatoes cooked
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander chutney
  • 1/4 cup tamarind chutney
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chaat masala
  • rock salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nylon sev for garnish
  • lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients required for the chaat in a large bowl.


  • Add chickpeas, potatoes, finely chopped onions, tomatoes,  two chutneys to taste, salt to taste, chaat masala and  coriander leaves.


  • Garnish with lemon slice, sev and pomegranate seeds.



Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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