Channa Chaat (Spicy chickpea side dish)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Jan 13, 2016.



Channa Chaat (Spicy chickpea side dish)

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 serrano chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • Pinch of chili powder or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala powder (Indian spice mix) (available at Indian specialty stores)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
  2. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
80 calories, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 4 g protein


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