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Sweet potato Chickpeas Chats

Sweet Potato Chat1

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Chana chat on your dinner table can be a tangy appetiser or, best, an evening snack. In any case, this chaat recipe is a perfect alternative to eating from the street side. So here is a recipe that can be served as a side dish, a starter, or simply for snack time.

I love this chat because it is SO easy and so fresh! I start with steamed sweet potatoes which are pretty much my all time favorite food. Chickpeas adds protein to the salad. I added a splash of pomegranate dressing to bring out the pomegranate flavour. The dressing is nice and light and gives the salad a little boost of flavor!

Health benefits:

Sweet potatoes potassium content is also helpful for your heart, as it lowers blood pressure by maintaining fluid balance. They have a low glycemic index (which means they release sugar slowly into the bloodstream).

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato- 2 medium (boiled, peeled and diced)
  • Boiled chickpeas/garbanzo beans-1cup (alternatively canned can be used- rinse and wash thoroughly before using)
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Pomegranate seeds-1/2cup
  • Chat masala-1/2tsp
  • Black salt/salt- 1/2tsp
  • Lemon juice-to taste
  • Mint chutney-2tbsp
  • Sweet chutney-as per taste (optional)

For serving:

  • Chopped fresh coriander- for garnishing
  • Masala Sev

Procedure:

Pre-preparations:

  • If using dried chickpeas- rinse and soak overnight for atleast 6-8hours. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles with enough water. Drain and set aside.
  • Steam cook sweet potatoes peel, dice and set aside.

Procedure for chat:

  • In a mixing bowl combine sweet potato, chickpeas, onion, and pomegranate, black salt, chat masala  lemon juice, mint chutney, tamarind chutney mix well until well combined.

For serving:

  • Divide the chat among serving bowl/plate- garnish with chopped coriander, sev and serve immediately.

Note:

  • Can substitute mint chutney with fresh mint.
  • Spices and proportion of chutneys can be personalised as per the taste.
  • If using canned chickpeas rinse and wash thoroughly to remove the sodium content in it.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on March 6, 2015, in Indian, Salad/Wraps. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Easy and yummy chat:-) bowl of goodness

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  2. Delicious Chitra!~ Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you. Aquileana ⭐

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve never had anything like this, but I love all the ingredients–it looks great!

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  4. It looks totally healthy and colourful

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  5. This looks delicious! Wish I had it now!

    Like

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