Vegan and Gluten Free Kala Chana Chaat

KalaChanaChaatRecipe

Looking for healthy chaat option? Then this one is for you all. I love to call this as salad chaat or sundal chaat. A simple chaat prepared with cooked black garbanzo beans and veggies and with chaat spices. This is a perfect tea time snack and a satisfying snack during the hunger pangs. The other thing that I love about this recipe is this can be prepared well ahead and can be assembled easily any time.

I love this chaat any time and I prepare this quiet often too. I usually pack this for work. I work from 7AM to 3PM, so around 10/10:30 AM I feel super hungry even after some breakfast and this chaat satisfies my hunger pangs.  The crunchy nature of this salad makes you chew for long time which in turn makes you feel full. This is a zero oil, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free recipe. As per healthy eating website, a cup of boiled kala chana contains 269 calories and provides 45 grams of carbohydrates. But at the same time it provides 15 grams of protein and 13 grams of dietary fiber. Also it has a good source of minerals like potassium and calcium.

KalaChannaChaat

I usually add whatever the veggies I have in hand. For this recipe, I included carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, raw green mango and of course cilantro and onion. What I love about these chaat recipes is, there is no set proportion or set measurement for the ingredients. As usual, I included my all time favorite Jal Jeera Masala. :-)  I skipped salt for this recipe and included black salt instead. 

  BlackChickPeaChaat    Ingredients:

  • Boiled Kala Chana – 2 cups
  • Grated carrot – 1/4 cup
  • Tomato – 1
  • Cucumber – 1/4 cup (I used 1 cocktail cucumber from my home garden)
  • Chopped Raw Mango  – 2 tbsps
  • Chopped Cilantro – 2 tbsps
  • Chopped Onion – 3 tbsps
  • Red Chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Jal Jeera Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Black Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp

Prep – Work:

  • Grate the carrots, chop the cucumber, onions, raw mango and cilantro.
  • I usually deseed the tomatoes and remove the pulp inside them for this chaat.

Preparing Kala Chana:

I soaked 1 cup of kala chana overnight and pressured cooked it for 3 to 4 whistles by adding 3 cups of water. I use this kala chana for pitlai, vathal kuzhambu, Sundal, for this chaat and also for pani puri. Instead of kala chana, you can use other dried legumes also.

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Steps:

  • Add all the ingredients and toss them nicely.
  • Just before serving, add the lemon juice and drizzle some sev for additional crunchiness.

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Notes:

 

  • Instead of kala chana, any other legumes of your choice can be used. I have tried similar one with peanuts (Peanut sundal) and also with green moong beans.
  • Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.

KalaChanaChaat

Vegan and Gluten Free Kala Chana Chaat
Vegan & gluten free chaat salad prepared with black chick peas and tossed up with veggies like cucumber, carrots, tomatoes & chaat masalas.
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Prep Time
9 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
9 hr 15 min
Prep Time
9 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
9 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. Boiled Kala Chana - 2 cups
  2. Grated carrot - 1/4 cup
  3. Tomato - 1
  4. Cucumber - 1/4 cup (I used 1 cocktail cucumber from my home garden)
  5. Chopped Raw Mango - 2 tbsps
  6. Chopped Cilantro - 2 tbsps
  7. Chopped Onion - 3 tbsps
  8. Red Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. Jal Jeera Masala - 1/4 tsp
  10. Black Salt - 1/2 tsp
  11. Chaat Masala - 1/4 tsp
  12. Cumin Powder - 1/8 tsp
  13. Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Prep - Work
  1. Grate the carrots, chop the cucumber, onions, raw mango and cilantro.
  2. I usually deseed the tomatoes and remove the pulp inside them for this chaat.
Preparing Kala Chana
  1. I soaked 1 cup of kala chana overnight and pressured cooked it for 3 to 4 whistles by adding 3 cups of water. I use this kala chana for pitlai, vathal kuzhambu, for this chaat and also for pani puri. Instead of kala chana, you can use other dried legumes also.
Steps
  1. Add all the ingredients and toss them nicely.
  2. Just before serving, add the lemon juice and drizzle some sev for additional crunchiness.
Notes
  1. Instead of kala chana, any other legumes of your choice can be used. I have tried similar one with peanuts (Peanut sundal) and also with green moong beans.
  2. Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.
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49 thoughts on “Vegan and Gluten Free Kala Chana Chaat

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  2. Oh my this BM you guys are drowning me left, right and center with chats!! this looks awesome, such a healthy chat and as you said you can mix and match with whatever ingredients and spices you have at hand!!!

  3. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Kala chana chaat is one of my favorite chaats. And I am literally drooling after seeing these pictures, this is my second addition to weekend menu! :)

  4. usha

    This is indeed a quick and healthy snack for those sudden hunger pangs. I make something similar with black eyed peas and sometimes even with chickpeas.

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