Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Aloo Channa Chaat

This post is dedicated to our friend PJ who is expecting her second baby. As soon as we came to know about it, all of the blogging marathon friends were quite excited. We all wanted to do something special for her and hence the idea of a virtual baby shower was conceived. So here’s wishing PJ a very happy, healthy and safe delivery.

PJ has a wonderful space with lots and lots of recipes. I tried out this yummy Aloo Channa Chaat from her space and it was loved by one and all at home. Though Chaats are my favorite and I can never resist from having them when I pass by my favorite Chaat Joints, I have never ventured into making them at home. Somehow I always thought these, if made at home would never taste like the ones we get outside. But I was proven wrong, this one tasted awesome and with the leftover chutneys I am planning to try out a few more chaat recipes.


Makes 4 servings

What you’ll need

1. Channa – 1 Cup
2. Boiled Potato – 2 to 3
3. Chaat Masala – ¼ tsp
4. Chilli Powder - ¼ tsp
5. Green Chutney *
6. Sweet Chutney*
7. Onion – 1 small, finely chopped
8. Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
9. Sev – 1 tbsp
10. Juice of ½ a lemon
11. Salt to taste

For the Green Chutney

1. Coriander Leaves – 1 small bunch
2. Mint Leaves – 1 small bunch
3. Green Chillies – 3 to 4 (adjust according to taste)
4. Ginger – 1 inch piece
5. Juice of ½ Lemon
6. Salt to taste

Method for Green Chutney

1. Wash the coriander and mint leaves. Slit the green chillies. Wash peel and roughly chop ginger.
2. Now grind the above ingredients into a smooth paste adding a little water as and when required. Do not add too much water as the consistency of the chutney is generally thick. Transfer into a container.
3. Now add the lemon juice and salt to taste, mix well.
4. That’s it, green chutney is ready. This stays well for a week to 10 days when refrigerated.


For the Sweet Chutney

1. Dates – 10, pitted
2. Tamarind – a small lemon sized ball
3. Jaggery – as much as the tamarind
4. Chilli powder – ½ tsp
5. Roasted Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
6. Salt a pinch

Method for the Sweet Chutney

1. Pressure cook the dates and tamarind in separate containers.
2. Once cooked, remove and allow to cool. Then grind both the cooked dates and tamarind into a smooth paste.
3. Now heat a kadai, add the dates and tamarind mixture, then add jaggery and bring to boil.
4. Now add the chilli powder, jeera powder and salt and bring to boil again.
5. Remove from heat, when chutney becomes slightly thick and saucy.
6. Sweet chutney is ready. This also stays good for about 10 days when refrigerated.

Now to assemble the Aloo Chaat

1. Soak channa overnight, and pressure cook it for 3 whistles or until soft.
2. Cube the boiled potatoes and set aside.
3. Now, in a bowl, add the chaana, boiled and cubed potatoes, lemon juice, salt, chaat masala powder, chilli powder, sweet chutney and green chutney and mix well.
4. Now add the chopped onions, and garnish with coriander leaves topped with sev.


That’s it yummy and healthy chaat is ready at home.

Note:

1. Adjust the amount of chutneys according to taste.
2. You could also add, papdi, and roasted peanuts for an added crunch.


Check out the others participating in the virtual baby shower

Aarthi http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com
Cool Lassi(e) http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com
Gayathri Kumar http://gayathriscookspot.blogspot.com
Kalyani http://itsnotmadrasi.blogspot.com
Kaveri http://palakkadcooking.blogspot.com
Mireille Roc http://gourmetglobal.blogspot.com
Pavani http://cooks-hideout.blogspot.com
Pradnya http://pumpkinfarmfood.blogspot.com
Priya Srinivasan http://enveetukitchen.blogspot.com
Priya Suresh http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com
Srivalli http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com
Suma http://veggieplatter.blogspot.com
Sushma http://sushmapinjala.blogspot.com
Vardhini http://vardhiniskitchen.blogspot.com
Veena http://veenasvegnation.blogspot.com
Vaishali http://ribbonstopastas.blogspot.com

37 comments:

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely thought behind the post; wishing PJ the very best !

Christy Gerald said...

Hearty Wishes to PJ. Aloo Channa Chat luks fabulous.Yummy!

faseela said...

Loovely Aloo channa chaat....so lovely of u all to present such a virtual baby shower to PJ.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious chaat...

Priya said...

Super delicious chaat, Hope she will enjoy thoroughly our recreation for her baby shower..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pj will be so happy to see this gesture by u gals...
Lip-smacking aloo channa chaat...


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Radhika said...

Chaat looks lip smacking Kaveri.

Torviewtoronto said...

Delicious chaat for a fabulous snack

PriyaVaasu said...

Yummy Chaat!!!!!

Rani acharyulu said...

Hi Kaveri, nice to see all yummy recipes, mouth watering chat looks fantastic. PJ will be happy to see all these wonderful re creations.

Suja said...

Delicious chaat..yum

Aarthi said...

wow..deliicous..

vaishali sabnani said...

have always been fond of chaats and this one looks absolutely tempting!!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious chaat....my favorite.

Swathi said...

Aloo chana chaat looks delicious.

Julie said...

Very yummy chaat..looks superb!!
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sangee vijay said...

so refreshing and delicious chaat...looks more tempting!!
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anthony stemke said...

Nice savoury treat here, Thanks for posting.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Chaat looks very yummy....

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Super delicious Chaat love it.

Amina Khaleel said...

wow.. fantastic recipe.. looks delicious..

Gayathri NG said...

Mouthwatering chat looks delicious...

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious Kaveri

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy chaat:)

Pushpa said...

Refreshing and yummy chat.

Sony Dinesh said...

Looks very delicious.. :-)

Prathima Rao said...

Yummy chaat!! I never say NO to chaat dishes ;)
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Chitra said...

I've heard abt this..but never tasted. must try soon ..

Jay said...

omg...soooper tempting chat kaveri..excellent try..:)

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Biny Anoop said...

i am all for chat items...delicious

divya said...

Slurppppp.....its yummy :)

Sobha Shyam said...

delicious chaat, i am always ready for such great chaats :)

Shema George said...

great deed and a delicious post
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Srivalli said...

Wonderful post to celebrate!..

Vidhya said...

Delicious chat and loved gesture showered on your friend.

Chandrani said...

Super delicious chaat.

PJ said...

I am so hungry now that I can finish off every bit of this chaat.Thanks a lot for preparing this for me dear :)

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