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    Aloo Channa Chaat (Tangy Potato Chickpea Snack)

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    30 mins

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    Dimpi's Note:

    This is a delightfully sweet and tangy snack or side dish made with chickpeas and potatoes. Tamarind paste is readily available in Indian grocery stores. Update based on a review - Shallots can be substituted with mild onions and is meant to be raw. This imparts a special crunchy flavor that is excellent in all Indian chaat and some Indian salads. Also remember that tamarind is a distinctive taste and if you're new to it, start with less and go by taste. Experiment and enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans; place in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Boil water in a pan, add the diced potatoes and cook until they are soft and tender.
    3. 3
      Remove potatoes, drain and set aside to cool.
    4. 4
      In a small mixing bowl, mix the tamarind paste and water.
    5. 5
      Add the chili powder, sugar and salt; mix well.
    6. 6
      Pour the tamarind mixture on the garbanzo beans and add the potatoes, chopped onions and the cilantro.
    7. 7
      Mix well and adjust salt to taste.
    8. 8
      Garnish ideas: a slit green chili or a slice a tomato or a slice of lime with a sprig of mint leaves.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 30, 2006


      Thankyou for posting this delicious recipe. I sprinkled some chaat masala and roasted, ground cumin seeds on top along with some sliced jalapeno. I loved the sweet and sour and salty combination that instantly tickle the taste buds. Thanks again!

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    • on October 02, 2010


      I used minced red onion as I did not have a shallot. Love the tamarind! I use the dark kind in the plastic jar.

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    • on August 05, 2005


      I tried this recipe last week and was part way through before I realised that the shallots weren't supposed to be cooked. I thought that was unusual, so I sauteed them a little bit first. The tamarind paste I had was the dark variety that looks like molasses and comes in a plastic container, so the dish did not look pretty and the tamarind totally masked the delicate flavour of the shallots. I think it would be better made with the other, purple variety of tamarind that comes in a glass jar. Overall the dish was nice and tangy, and was quick to make.

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    Nutritional Facts for Aloo Channa Chaat (Tangy Potato Chickpea Snack)

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 251.9
    Calories from Fat 29
    Total Fat 3.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 447.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.9 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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