Black chana chat

Black chana chat

Published January 29, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min


Black chana chat is a healthy and sumptuous chat recipe that is usually eaten at breakfast or as a side dish. It is rich in iron and protein and has very low fat content as no oil is being used in its preparation. It is especially good for people who are on a weight loss diet. You can eat the chat either hot or cold as it tastes good both ways.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 2 ounces of chat
Calories per serving: 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 12.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Protein 2.5g 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 8 ounces black chana (Bengal gram)
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water for boiling

Step by Step:

  1. Soak black chana overnite in water. Boil in 1 cup water for 15-20 minutes on medium-high heat in a pressure cooker.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl. Add boiled chana, finely chopped tomatoes, onions, green chili, salt, and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well.
  3. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot or cold.