Day 1 - Chana Chaat (Beans & Legumes)
|Jan 1 2014 - Chana Chaat|
I seem to start off the Year with Garbanzo's rather than the traditional Black eyed Peas.. Aah well, different is good, interesting, novel, and I like to keep it that way! This is my take on the traditional chaat that you find in many an Indian restaurant. Its a quick hack straight out of a can, no cooking needed, unless you wish to do so.
Chana Chaat (makes ~ 3 servings, ~ 1/2 hr prep time)
In a skillet heat the oil until it shimmers. Place the potato slices into the oil and fry each side until golden brown. Allow to cool and then dice into cubes. ]
Combine the chickpeas, potatoes shallots, cucumber and the chile in a large mixing bowl.
Add the tamarind/date chutney, Mint Cilantro Chutney salt & pepper, adjusting as per taste.Add the lime juice, toss and finally drizzle with the whipped yogurt. Portion out into bowls & serve chilled or at room temperature.
*: Tamarind date chutney: http://www.panfusine.com/2013/02/chestnut-chaat-literally-finger-licking.html
**: Cilantro mint chutney: http://food52.com/recipes/12414-basic-cilantro-mint-chutney