Crispy Kabuli Chana (chickpea) Chaat

Monsoon finally strikes most part of Indian subcontinent. And for a foodie, this is the best season to have some chatpata, spicy and mouth-watering food in order to calm the craving of food. Samosas, pakoras, chaat, bhutta (smoked corn on the cob) etc are the some delicious food one can devour during these periods. To this the masala chai or any flavored chai complements very well.

I have today come up with such type of monsoon friendly snack recipe using Chickpea as Crispy Kabuli Chana (chickpea) Chaat. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans are part of the legume family which are a good source of protein, carbohydrates as well as fibers. Their nutty taste and grainy texture pairs well with several other foods and ingredients. In this recipe the chickpeas are used in two varieties : one is the crispy version of boiled chickpeas and the other is the normal boiled ones. The crisp chickpeas I have prepared using baked method which I will share in details in another post. This is a completely no-cook recipe and also vegetarian snack option. 

The chaat is super simple one. Only the time taking part is arranging the ingredients. Otherwise it takes hardly few minutes. Just mix everything and top with seasoning, Voila !!! The dish is ready to serve. Like the other Indian chaat recipes, here also the tamarind chutney, green chutney are used along with curd. But I have not added green chutney as I was run out of mint leaves 😉 

The crispy chickpeas add a nice crunch to the whole chaat. The boiled chickpeas also one can completely omit here,  but as we like both of them so I have added here. For any age group this is a sure shot hit with the goodness of chickpeas. This fits perfectly for quick breakfast as well as snack option and fills our tummy for hours. Just keep in mind to skip green chilies if serving to kids. So do try !

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Author: sasmita

Crispy Kabuli Chana (chickpea) Chaat

a quick vegetarian snack option using boiled as well as crispy chickpeas (kabuli chana).

prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M


  • Chickpeas (crisp) 3/4 cup
  • Chickpeas (boiled) 1/2 cup
  • Onion (finely chopped) 1 no.
  • Tomato (finely chopped) 1 no.
  • Green chili 1-2 no.
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped) as needed
  • Tamarind chutney as needed
  • Curd (optional) as needed
  • Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
  • Chaat masala 1.5 tsp
  • Sev as needed
  • Black salt as needed


How to cook Crispy Kabuli Chana (chickpea) Chaat

  1. In a mixing bowl take the crispy as well as boiled chickpeas along with finely chopped onion, tomato, green chilies, 1 tsp chaat masala, red chili powder, finely chopped coriander leaves (2 tbsp), black salt.
  2. Give a nice mix using a spoon.
  3. Take a serving bowl and spoon some of this mixture.
  4. Drizzle well beaten curd, tamarind chutney over the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle some more finely chopped onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves, 1/2 tsp chaat masala and sev.
  6. Serve immediately !


Green chutney here one can use along with tamarind chutney.
Sev is optional.

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This Crispy Kabuli Chana (chickpea) Chaat is contributed for 203th theme of the Foodie Monday Blog Hop foodie group which is decided as ‘Rimjhim Barse‘ and suggested by ‘Preethi di’ who blogs at Preethi’s Cuisine

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  1. Priya Iyer

    I can have chaat any day, any time. This one, made using crispy and boiled chickpeas, is right up my alley. Looks awesome and delicious!

  2. Kalyani

    am loving the use of both boiled and crisoy chickpeas here. well done, Sasmita.. I always have boiled chickpeas in my freezer so will try this soon

  3. Sujata Roy

    Drool worthy share Sasmita. Chana chaat looks mouthwatering. Loved the use of crispy and boiled chickpeas both. Perfect for this rainy season.

  4. Poonam Bachhav

    I love chickpeas in any form. Your chaat with both boiled and crispy chickpeas sounds lip smacking !

  5. Vasusvegkitchen

    Very healthy and tasty snack with lovely presentation. Adding both crispy and boiled chana made this chaat more to try this soon

  6. preethi'scuisine

    I love chaats anytime.Crispy chana chaat sounds interesting. Lovely flavors too. Fab share Sasmita.

  7. Swati

    Love the flavors of this chapati chaat.. crispy chickpeas must have added the right crunch to it.. beautifully presented and looks so inviting and it is nutritious too..

  8. Narmadha

    Lovely chaat with chickpeas. I would make this whenever I have some leftover chutneys. Looks so tempting

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