Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat) Recipe

I think it’s time that I take a quick break from the highly caloric Iftar snacks I’ve been posting about recently, and share a favorite healthy recipe.  This Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat) is a traditional Pakistani Iftar Staple.  We love munching on it throughout the year, but it’s especially nice in the summer after a long day of fasting. Known as a salad in the West and a savory snack or “Chaat” in the East. This low-fat dish has traveled a long way from Pakistan to make its way onto Iftar tables in South Asia and lunch/dinner tables across the rest of the world.

Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat)
Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat)

The acidic and tart flavors of tamarind chutney, the sweetness of the apricot chutney and the cooling taste of mint chutney balances the palette out immaculately. A well made Spicy Chickpea Salad (or Chana Chaat) will enable you to taste all these flavors independently with each spoonful.

Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat) with Tamarind and Apricot Chutney

Playing around with food textures is also an important part of cooking, and creating this dish gives you that freedom with the crunchy onions, juicy tomatoes and soft chickpeas. Explore the art of South Asian cooking with this simple, low fat yet palette-exciting recipe.

Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat)
Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat)

Bismillah, let’s get started!

Check it out the Spicy Chickpea Salad (Chana Chaat) recipe and printable version below.

I have also posted Garbanzo Beans Chaat Recipe and Lobia Chaat which are another easiest & tastiest version of making Chana Chaat. Do check it out as well.  It’s finger lickin’ good. You’ll be coming back for more. 

Put your own spin on it. And lemme know how it turns out. Post a photo on Facebook (Recipestable) or  on Twitter so I can see how lovely yours turn out.

Happy & Productive Ramadan!!

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