The word ‘chaat’ brings to our mind food that is oily and fried, basically junk. We are here to change that approach by incorporating healthy elements, namely lentils, to the disparaged image of the ‘chaat’. Lentils are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and proteins. Moreover, the process of sprouting activates the food enzymes, and increases the vitamin content substantially. So there you have it, a healthier version of the ‘chaat’ for your teenybopper.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|4 People||10-15 Minutes||Overnight soaking and sprouting is required|
- 50 g Green gram (Moong)
- 50 g Chick peas (Chole)
- 50 g Rajma (Red Kidney beans)
- 20 g Cucumber – (chopped in small pieces)
- 30 g Boiled potato – chopped in small pieces
- 2 tbsp fine chopped onion
- 1small ripe tomato – chopped
- 2chilies – fined chopped
- 1tsp tamarind chutney (optional)
- 1tsp of coriander chutney (optional)
- ½ lemon
- ½ tsp chat masala
- ½ tsp roasted jeera powder
- 1tsp sugar (optional)
Soak green gram and other lentils overnight in water. In the morning, drain the excess water and keep them in muslin cloth.
You need to hang them in the cloth for at least 24-48 hrs. Once they start sprouting remove them from the cloth and pressure cook them for 1 whistle.
Now take a bowl and add the boiled sprouts.
Next add salt, jeera powder, chat masala, salt, chopped chillies.
Also, add the chopped cucumber and boiled potatoes.
Sprinkle lemon juice over the mixture evenly and toss it.
You can even add tamarind chutney and coriander chutney over the mixture.
Garnish it with coriander leaves.
|Total Fat||0.4 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||20.3 g|