Mumbai Masala Chana | Chana chaat | Chatpata Chana

This Mumbai Masala Chana as the name suggests is spicy, tangy, and crunchy. It is the most popular street food that is sold on the streets of Mumbai. The brownie point of this Mumbai Masala Chana is that it is healthy, nutritious, and filling, unlike the other street foods that are deep-fried or are laden with oil, butter, and ghee.

Chanas are rich in proteins so it is preferred to have this either for breakfast, lunch, or as an evening snack. Avoid having this Mumbai Masala Chana at night time as it will keep you bloated for the entire night.

mumbai-masala-chanaHow is Mumbai Masala Chana made at home

This is made with either brown chanas or green chanas. It is done in a jiffy as it hardly takes time to cook. All it requires is finely chopped onions, tomatoes, and green chilies that are sauteed in butter and mixed in spices. If you want to avoid butter in this recipe, you can skip this step and just mix onions and tomatoes in the chana, which will taste good too. Prepare this as a party appetizer or pack this for your kid’s lunch box.

mumbai-masala-chanaRecipe of Mumbai Masala Chana

Ingredients:
1 cup Brown chana soaked and boiled
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tsp Finely chopped green chilies
1/2 tsp Chili powder
3 tsp Lime juice
1 tsp Chana masala
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 tbsp Butter
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Method:
HOW TO SOAK CHANA:-
1. Soak brown chana overnight or for at least 6-7 hours in hot water.
2. Next day remove the water and pressure pan the chanas for at least 5 whistles or till they are soft.
3. Drain all the water from the chanas and leave it aside to cool.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE CHAAT:-
1. Heat butter in a pan, add green chilies and saute for few seconds.
2. Add onions and saute for 1 minute, now add tomatoes and saute for a minute.
3. Add chana masala, chili powder, chaat masala, and salt and mix everything well and switch off the flame.
HOW TO SERVE:-
1. Add chanas in the above mixture and mix it well.
2. Add lemon juice and serve it hot with finely chopped coriander leaves. You can garnish with some finely chopped onions and tomatoes with a slice of lemon.
3. This Mumbai masala chana will taste best when it is hot.

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Recipe of Mumbai Masala Chana

Hetal Kamdar
This Mumbai Masala Chana as the name suggests is spicy, tangy, and crunchy. It is the most popular street food that is sold on the streets of Mumbai. The brownie point of this Mumbai Masala Chana is that it is healthy, nutritious, and filling, unlike the other street foods that are deep-fried or are laden with oil, butter, and ghee.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Soaking Time 7 hrs
Course Appetizer, Evening Snack, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown chana soaked and boiled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 3 tsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Chana masala
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Instructions
 

HOW TO SOAK CHANA:-

  • Soak brown chana overnight or for at least 6-7 hours in hot water.
  • Next day remove the water and pressure pan the chanas for at least 5 whistles or till they are soft.
  • Drain all the water from the chanas and leave it aside to cool.

PREPARATIONS FOR THE CHAAT:-

  • Heat butter in a pan, add green chilies and saute for few seconds.
  • Add onions and saute for 1 minute, now add tomatoes and saute for a minute.
  • Add chana masala, chili powder, chaat masala, and salt and mix everything well and switch off the flame.

HOW TO SERVE:-

  • Add chanas in the above mixture and mix it well.
  • Add lemon juice and serve it hot with finely chopped coriander leaves. You can garnish with some finely chopped onions and tomatoes with a slice of lemon.
  • This Mumbai masala chana will taste best when it is hot.
Keyword Chana chaat, Healthy Chana Chaat, Kala chana chaat, Mumbai Masala Chaat

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