Today’s post is going to banish your Monday blues away!
I love spicy food.Period.Being an Indian and eating spicy food since childhood does have something to do with it 🙂 and you also know my love for snacks.So food such as CHAAT my friends is the perfect mixture of them both.
Chaat is a MAGICAL blend of savory, tangy,sweet,spicy flavors bursting in your mouth and just waking you up with happiness and energy.
However, the chaat available in restaurants/food stalls/street vendors is filled with excess salt and excess carbs and mind you is also expensive if you, like me,have regular cravings of it.
Which leads us to my DAL CHAAT, a crazy, yummy snack filled with nutrition and pure deliciousness.
1 cup Haldirams Chana Dal (You can use any brand you like or which is available to you)
1 cup Corn-boiled
1 cup Pomegranate (richer color is always better)
3/4 cup Onions-chopped in long slices
3 Lettuce leaves-chopped in bite sized chunks
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala(available at Indian stores or online markets)
1 Green Chili-chopped(Optional)
2 tbsp Fresh Coriander/Cilantro for garnish
Salt (optional, as the chana dal already has salt in it, so it balances the rest of the dish)
HOW TO PREPARE:
Take a big deep bowl, add in the chana dal, corn, pomegranate, onions.
Just before serving, add in the rest of the ingredients.Mix and serve.
Enjoy your snack just as it is or something to munch on just before your evening tea.
You can also pack it to go for summer picnics with your loved ones or even for quick lunches.
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