Chana Chaat Sundal is a simple, delicious snack recipe using boiled chickpeas, boiled potatoes, fruits and Coriander Mint Chutney. It is finally topped with Sev while serving. Sev gives that crunchiness and chaat feel while eating this Sundal. This is a guilt-free snack that is perfect for evening hunger cravings or for a mid-morning snack break.
With Navarathri Season going on, most of us would be having a bunch of fruits at home. Making this snack creates a good opportunity to use those fruits along with chickpeas to create a healthy, wholesome, oil-free snack recipe.
Chickpeas are a great source of Protein especially for Vegetarians like me. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Chickpeas offer are a number of health benefits. It keeps our appetite under control. Chickpeas also have various proven benefits for providing good digestive health. Also, chickpeas are extremely versatile and easy to add to our day to day diet. Because of all these benefits, I try using chickpeas in as many recipes as possible.
Chana Chaat Sundal
Chana/ Kondakadalai Sundal is a very popular recipe in South India. It is specially made on occasions like Navarathri, Ganesh Chaturthi etc. I often make them as an evening snack too because it is simple yet very filling. This year during Navarathri, instead of making the regular chickpeas sundal, I decided to make a chaat sundal using boiled chickpeas, coriander mint chutney and few fruits that I had in hand.
I have used only the ingredients that I had in hand. I have listed below, the alternatives that can be used.
If you have boiled chickpeas in hand, you can add your choice of fruits, vegetables and spices to it. A delicious snack is ready in no time.
To cook the chickpeas, just soak them overnight, drain the water, add fresh water to it and cook them for 3-4 whistles in a pressure cooker by adding little salt. The cooking time would largely depend on the quality of chickpeas, soaking time, the texture that you prefer in the final outcome.
Ingredients used for this Chana Chaat Sundal
Boiled Chickpeas is the Main Ingredient
Coriander Mint Chutney or green chutney that we usually use for chaat recipes
Best thing about this Chana Chaat Sundal
Great way to include legumes, fruits and vegetables together in one recipe
Also, this Chana Chaat Sundal can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. This is such a quick, easy recipe.
What are the other ingredients that can be used
Capsicum, Cucumber, Beetroot, Sweet Corn, Onion, Tomato, Raw Mango can be added.
Puffed Rice can be added finally while adding Sev. Papdi, Boondi can be added too.
Black Chana, Rajma or any other kind of bean can be boiled and added instead of white chickpeas.
Mixed Legumes can be used in this recipe too.
Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder or Amchur powder can be added to this Sundal.
Along with Green Chutney, tamarind dates chutney can also be added. It will give a complete chaat feel.
Green Chutney can be skipped and just finely chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies can be added.
This is an extremely versatile recipe. You can skip any of the ingredients mentioned here and you can replace them with what you like or what you have in hand.
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Chana Chaat Sundal
- 1/2 cup Chickpeas
- 3 tbsp Pomegrenate
- 3 tbsp Apple
- 2 tbsp Pineapple
- 1 Potato
- 3 tbsp Grated Carrot
- Salt to taste
- Sev to garnish
- 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves to garnish
For the Green Chutney
- Coriander Leaves handful
- Mint Leaves Handful
- 1 Green Chilli
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain the water. Add fresh water, pinch of salt and pressure cook for 3 – 4 whistles. Drain any water if remaining.
- Grind the Ingredients given under green chutney by adding little water.
- Boil 1 potato and chop them into cubes.
- Chop the apple, pineapple into small pieces. Grate the carrots, de seed pomegranate, finely chop coriander leaves.
- In a bowl, add the boiled chickpeas, chutney and all the fruits, potato, grated carrot.
- Add Chaat masala, Cumin Powder, Salt if needed.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
- Top with sev while serving.