Green chana chaat/ Hara chana chaat

Green chana chaat/ Hara chana chaat

hara chana chaat

I absolutely love the fresh green chana (green gram) that you get for a very short period during winters. During my childhood, I remember my mom making this simple yet delcious chaat with it regularly when it was in season. The sweet taste and crunch of chana complemented perfectly by the sharp taste of green chillies, tomatoes and onions and the piquant tanginess of chat masala. Yum! Even as I type this, I feel my mouth water.

Here is the simple recipe much like the other chaats that we make with sprouts or other fresh produce:

4 generous servings


½ Kg. green chana fresh

1 onion finely chopped

2 tomatoes finely chopped

2 spicy green chillies finely chopped (vary as per your taste)

some freshly chopped coriander for garnish

1 tbsp. lemon juice

½ tsp. black salt

1 tsp. chaat masala

salt to taste


Toss all the ingredients together with the masalas and mix well. Have it immediately and savour its delightful flavours. It is a healthy, nutritious and yummy snack for any time and occasion. Enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “Green chana chaat/ Hara chana chaat

  1. That is a nice and easy and healthy yyyy. .

    Reminds me of home early morning when walking the fields would just grab a bunch of green chana bush and then eat them..

    Or at night have a little bonfire a small one and throw a couple of bushes of the green chana in fire they get roasted and eat them. .


  2. I love easy to make salads and chaats like this one! Do you make the peanut variety too? I like the crunch in that one. *Off to see how many grams of peas she has in her fridge*

    1. Oh yes, the peanut variety too. And like you I make a snack with peas as well. The only difference is I lightly sauté the peas and the masala varies a bit. 🙂

    1. You could use the dried variety of the green chana or brown chana. You will need to soak them in water and boil and drain them before using. You could also try other variants like green peas but do remember to saute them a bit.

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