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Fresh Hara Chana Chaat|Green Chickpea Salad

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Fresh Hara Chana Chaat, also Green Chickpea Salad is a healthy snack for the time when you want something healthy but that which can be done fast.

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat,Green Chickpea Salad, Harbara, Kadli

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat

This green chickpeas chat can be made from dried green chickpeas but in my recent trips up and down to Dharwad, my hometown we kept picking up what Fresh Green Chana plants sold by kilos on the roadside. Hubby calls it, “makad mewa” makad is a monkey in Marathi and mewa is eating, I guess.

Update Makad mewa is some snack you eat a lot but still do not feel full. So in the 3 trips, we made even after eating in the car we had enough chana to make usal and this chat.

Kadli gida|Harbara cha Zad Courtsey: Wikipedia

The only thing that bores me about the chana ka plant( also called harbara in Marathi, Kadli gida in Kannada) is that we need to sit and pluck the pods and then peel them. If you sit to do it works fast but after coming home we are tired and this task gets delegated to later and then these chana turn yellow almost immediately.

Anyway stuck with a small quantity I tried making Hara Chana Chaat (though it is more yellow chana now) I have seen on Priya Iyer’s blog. Have you checked her place out she has amazing pictures especially of her travels her Thailand picture have me wanting to whip out my passport and rush to see the place?  Then she made these delicious mini idlis in colours that were appealing not just to for children even adults. There are some delicious salads that I want to make too.

Priya has used dried chickpeas and hence has soaked them overnight and pressure cooked them. Since I am using fresh chickpeas I have just steamed them with a little salt.

This recipe is for Food BloggersRecipe Swap and I have been paired to cook from Priya’s Blog.

This chaat took me back to school days when in Indore I ate these Kadli|Harbara Chaat| Green Chana Chaat, You can also make Hurda.

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat,Green Chickpea Salad, Harbara, Kadli

Green Chickpea Salad

Hara Chana Chaat|Green Chickpea Salad

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5-7 minutes
  • Passive time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup green chickpeas fresh
  •  carrot small piece
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin powder
  • A dash of chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp black salt (kala namak)
  •  salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon or to taste

Method:

  • In case you are using dried chickpeas soak them overnight and pressure cook them for 4 whistles. Drain completely and use the chickpeas the liquid use to make aquafaba.
  • Since I used fresh ones after rinsing the chickpeas I added salt about ¼ tsp and mixed them well. Let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the cucumber, carrots, coriander leaves, and green chillies juice the lime. Set aside.
  • On low flame in a thick bottomed kadhai/wok heat the chickpeas. In about 5 minutes they will be cooked. (You can cook them further if you need but this was ok for us.)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the salt and mix well.
  • Check the seasoning and adjust.
  • Add a dash of lemon juice and serve.

Notes:

  • Use onions, tomatoes even raw mangoes when in season.
  • I have not used these ingredients as we were to go out and raw onion was not what we want to go out with. Mangoes and tomatoes are something that hubby avoids I was too bored to cut for myself. Please feel free to use them. If using raw mangoes check the amount of lime you use.
  • Be careful while adding the table salt. You will be adding chaat masala and black salt to the salad as well, both of which have saltiness of their own.
Fresh Hara Chana Chaat,Green Chickpea Salad, Harbara, Kadli

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat|Green Chickpea Salad

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat, also Green Chickpea Salad is a healthy snack for the time when you want something healthy but that which can be done fast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizers-Starters, Healthy Foods, Salads, Simple and Healthy Diet, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diabetic Friendly Food, Fresh Hara Chana Chaat, Green Chickpea Salad, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly Food, Party Dishes, Simple and healthy diet in old age, Simple Salads, Snack, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green chickpeas fresh
  • carrot small piece
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Jeera/ cumin powder
  • A dash of chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp black salt kala namak
  • Salt to Taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon or to taste

Instructions

  • In case you are using dried chickpeas soak them overnight and pressure cook them for 4 whistles.
  • Drain completely and use the chickpeas the liquid use to make aquafaba.
  • Since I used fresh ones after rinsing the chickpeas I added salt about ¼ tsp and mixed them well. Let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the cucumber, carrots, coriander leaves, and green chillies juice the lime. Set aside.
  • On low flame in a thick bottomed kadhai/wok heat the chickpeas. In about 5 minutes they will be cooked. (You can cook them further if you need but this was ok for us.)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the salt and mix well.
  • Check the seasoning and adjust.
  • Add a dash of lemon juice and serve.

Notes

  • Use onions, tomatoes even raw mangoes when in season.
  • I have not used these ingredients as we were to go out and raw onion was not what we want to go out with. Mangoes and tomatoes are something that hubby avoids I was too bored to cut for myself. Please feel free to use them. If using raw mangoes check the amount of lime you use.
  • Be careful while adding the table salt. You will be adding chaat masala and black salt to the salad as well, both of which have saltiness of their own.
Fresh Hara Chana Chaat,Green Chickpea Salad, Harbara, Kadli

Fresh Hara Chana Chaat

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  • January 16, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I love fresh chickpeas although we only get it for a short time of the year here. This salad looks delicious next time I see fresh chickpeas.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      😀

  • January 16, 2019 at 3:27 am

    This looks like a very healthy and delicious salad that would be ideal for picnics, barbecues nad lunch boxes.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      thanks

  • January 16, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Thank you for that lovely little introduction to my blog, Archana ji. 🙂 I’m glad to hear this salad turned out well for you, and that you guys loved it.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      I thought the Ji business went out of the window. But then you deserve the intro. Thanks a lot for being my partner.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I have just procured some hara channa on my travels, now let me get to a destination where i can put together your tempting recipe. I cant stop drooling over this super cool and easy chaat.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Wow, that is pretty fast Seema. In Pune, you will also get something called hurda. Try that too.

  • January 16, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Our local food co-op had fresh chickpeas last year. I so wanted to buy some but wasn’t sure what to actually do with them. I’ll be pinning your recipe just in case they are available again this year. This looks so good!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      You can also just plain roast them Ali some salt and pepper and you are through. Though my Indian tastes will need some chilli powder 😀

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  • January 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Chats that can literally become a meal is always a joy, isn’t it? Never knew that chickpeas had a green counterpart… very interesting…

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      😀

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  • January 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Hara chana chaat sounds so delicious and healthy, easy and flavourful dish is perfect for a snack.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 16, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks, Jagruti.

  • January 17, 2019 at 1:21 am

    The chickpea salad looks delicious..the chaat masala and kala namak should give this salad the jinx…awesome you added veggies along with green chana

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks, Lathiya.

  • January 17, 2019 at 1:59 am

    It’s been ages since I’ve had the opportunity to use fresh green chana. There was a time when we would get them and I remember helping my mum to remove them from the small pods. The salad looks so tempting and its so healthy.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Yes, Mayuri those were the days. Sigh…

  • January 17, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Last week I saw some fresh hara chana in the pods at the Indian stores here. I would really love to try this recipe. Love the flavor of fresh chana so much that we even planted a couple of plants this summer. It didn’t quite survive, but planning to try again this summer.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      I do hope you do get the plants growing and get a lot of chana.

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  • January 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    A healthy and a refreshing bowl of salad, just what I need after the holiday season

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      😀

  • The VegHog
    January 20, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    This looks like a lovely and filling salad. Thank you so much for sharing it with MLLA!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks a lot. I am unable to comment on your posts do not know why.

  • January 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This is something my kind, can nevr say no to chaats. Looks so tasty Archana

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 22, 2019 at 9:23 am

      😀

  • January 30, 2019 at 9:44 am

    This looks like a lovely and filling salad di 🙂 So refreshing and taste so yum !!!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks.

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