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chana for aloo tikki

Chana For Tikki And Samosa

Chole recipe for tikki, samosa or any other Indian Chaat. Sweet and tangy homemade must try chana recipe for tikkis and street style chaats. Top it off with chutneys, onions and sev making it truly lip-smacking delicious.
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Course: accompanimemnts, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, indiancuisine
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: Chaat Recipe, chana, Chickpeas
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 cups Chickpeas
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cup Water
  • 1 cup Mint leaves
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves
  • 2-3 Green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 3 Bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder Roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mint powder
  • ¼ cup Tamarind water
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery


  • To begin making the chole, soak the chickpeas for 8 to 10 hours, totally submerged in water.
  • Pressure cook the chana with salt and water for 4-5 whistle.
  • Open the pressure cooker once all the pressure is released naturally.
  • When you push the chickpeas between your fingers, it will mash readily, indicating that it is cooked properly.
  • Set aside the chana that has been cooked.
  • While the chana is being boiled, Make a paste of mint, coriander,green chillies, water and ginger and blend.
  • Once blended, keep it side and heat up a skillet.
  • In a big heavy-bottomed skillet, heat ghee.
  • Stir in the cumin, ginger, and bay leaves for a few seconds, or until the scents begin to emerge.
  • Stir in the mint and coriander paste.
  • Saute it with the ghee and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Now, add the cooked chickpeas into the skillet and mix Add roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat masala powder, dry ginger powder, mint powder, tamarind pulp and jaggery in the very end.
  • Mix it all together. Close the lid and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Now your chana masala is ready to be served with sev/chaat/aloo tikki.



Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg