Chana zor garam is a street food which is normally made with packed ready-to-mix black chickpeas which are flattened and deep fried in oil.
By Sanjeeta Kk
Chana zor garam is a street food which is normally made with packed ready-to-mix black chickpeas which are flattened and deep fried in oil. But this version which my brother’s wife made is healthy and has all homemade ingredients in it.
- 1 cup black chickpeas
- 1 cup water
- 1 small onion
- 1 tomato
- 1 tbsp. oil
- ½ tsp. cumin seeds
- ½ tsp. red chilly powder
- ½ tsp. chaat masala
- ½ tsp. lemon juice
- Sprigs of mint leaves
- Salt as desired
- Wash and soak black chickpeas or kala chana overnight. Boil the soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker for one whistle or in a vessel for 10-15 minutes.
- Peel and chop onion, cut tomatoes finely.
- Drain the black chickpeas. Take a few black chickpeas and flatten slightly with a rolling pin, repeat the same with all the chickpeas.
- Heat oil in a vessel, add cumin seeds and flattened chickpeas. Saute for a minute and put off the flame.
- Transfer the black chickpeas in a large vessel and add all the ingredients in it, mix well.
- Serve the spicy Chana Zor garam in a paper cone or in small bowls as a healthy & filling tea time snack.
Sanjeeta kk is the author of food blog ‘Lite Bite’ which features vegetarian recipes. Her quest for egg free baking and healthy cooking is extensively shared though all her recipes. She likes to share stories behind the origin of her recipes which are easy and accessible. Homemade, unprocessed and healthy food is what she strives for each day. She defines food as nostalgic, comforting & an important factor to connect with people and make community