Recipe: Channa Chaat

channa chaat top shotIngredients

200g cooked canned chickpeas drained
400-500g potatoes (Roosters or any waxy potato)
3- 4 tbsp. rapeseed oil
30g fresh ginger
3 cloves fresh Garlic
1 or 2 fresh finger chillies ( to your preference)
10 ml lemon juice (or to taste)
2-3 medium Fresh tomatoes chopped
1 small Red onion finely chopped
¼ tsp Salt (or to taste)

Dry Spices

¼ – ½ tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Coriander and cumin powder (heaped)
A Pinch chilli powder
2 tsp whole cumin seeds

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in their skins, until they are cooked, allow to cool and cut them into 1cm cubes
  1. Drain the chickpeas and set aside.
  1. Peel and chop the ginger and garlic. Remove the stalk on the chilies and chopped finely. Blitz in a food processor until a paste is formed. Set aside.
  1. Oil frying pan and add cumin seeds
  1. Next add the ginger, garlic and chilli paste allow to brown, then the potatoes, chickpeas, stir
  1. Add the dry spices, turmeric, coriander and cumin, lemon juice and salt.

Serve into a large bowl, garnish with fresh coriander, chopped tomatoes, red onion, tamarind chutney and yoghurt chutney.

Serve warm or cold.

By Bini Ludlow

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