By: Mrinal Pandit, Chief Dietitian, NephroPlus

This one is the easiest and tastiest chaat recipe. It is healthy and packed with proteins.

 Portion size: 6 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup



Black chickpeas (kala chana) raw 1 cup (150 g)

Tomato, chopped 1/3 cup

Onion, chopped 1/3 cup

Green chilies chopped, 1 tsp

Coriander, chopped 1 tbsp

Chaat masala 1/2 tsp

cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon optional

Red chili powder 1/4 tsp

 Lemon, small 1 in no


Soak the kala chana overnight or for a minimum 4 hours.

Drain the water, rinse the chickpeas and cook them for 7-8 whistles in high heat or boil them until done.

Once the pressure release naturally, drain the water and then place them in a large bowl.

Add chopped tomato, onion and cilantro. Now add the spices- chaat masala, cumin powder (optional), red chili powder and salt (as suggested by the dietitian).

Toss evenly and then squeeze in fresh lemon or lime juice. Enjoy this healthy kala chana chaat for snack or lunch!

Nutritional Content per serving

Energy Kcal Protein g Sodium mg Potassium mg Phosphorus mg
91 6 55 285 78



  • Kala Chana is very high source of potassium, do not exceed the suggested serving size.
  • Chaat masala is high in sodium. Skip adding table salt to the recipe to avoid excess sodium in diet.
  • 1 cup raw horse gram (150 g), swells up to 330 g when soaked overnight.