Mar 11, 2013

Kabuli Channa Chat

Chats are popular street foods in India. There are wide variety of chats like pani puri, bhel puri, masala puri, seve puri and the list goes on.

The recipe that I have presented is called "Kabuli Channa Chat". It is prepared mainly with with Kabul channa or garbanzo beans and it is accompanied with puris, onions, cucumber, sweet and green chutney.


1 cup Garbanzo beans (Kabul Channa), soaked overnight
1 onion, chopped
1 Cucumber, chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
Small bunch of Cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup, yogurt

For Puri

1 cup fine semolina (chiroti rava)
1 tsp Rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of Baking soda

For Sweet Chutney

3/4 cup Tamarind pulp
1 cup Jaggery
1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder

For Green Chutney

1 bunch Cilantro
1 bunch Pudina (mint)
3 Green chilies
1 inch Ginger
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Chat Masala



  • In a bowl, mix semolina, rice flour, salt and baking soda. Add water enough to knead the dough. The dough should be very tight
  • Allow it to rest for 1/2 hour until semolina absorbs moisture
  • Divide the dough into equal balls and using a rolling pin, roll into circles (not too thick or not too thin). Cut it into small squares
  • Now heat oil in a pan for deep frying puris, put small squares into oil slowly and fry in medium flame  until it turns to dark golden brown 

Sweet Chutney

  • Melt jaggery in a pan. Simmer until it completely dissolves
  • add tamarind and red Chili powder. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir often until thickens
  • After it cools, strain the liquid and refrigerate

Green Chutney

  • Using a blender make a paste of all ingredients that are listed for Green chutney. Add little water if required
  • Refrigerate the chutney


  • Boil Garbanzo beans (Kabul Channa) in a pressure cooker up to 4 whistles
  • In a bowl, mix boiled garbanzo beans,onions, cucumber, and tomato

  • Add 2-4 tsp of sweet chutney and 2-4 tsp of green chutney and mix well
  • In a plate, put handful of puris and spread it evenly, next add spiced garbanzo and vegetable mix and spread it evenly. Garnish with Yogurt, sweet chutney , green chutney and cilantro


Puris can be made in advance and can be stored in an air tight container. It lasts up to two weeks or may be more. Sometimes it becomes soft, if it is exposed to air, then you can toast these puris in a preheated oven for 15 minutes to make it crispy

Sweet Chutney and Green Chutney can be made in advance and can be stored in an air tight container. Refrigerate after every use it increase its shelf life.


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