Chatpati Chole ki Chat

Chatpati Chole ki Chaat is a tangy, spicy chaat made with chickpeas and a special spice called kala chaat masala, which is a speciality of Delhi.

Delhi is very popular for its food, especially the chaats. Some of these are common, while some are quite unique and available only in Delhi. The spices that go in these chaats have an amazing flavour which makes them so unique. The Kala Chaat Masala and Peeli Mirch are the two spices which make this chaat very unique.

The Kala Chaat Masala is also used in Aaloo ki Chaat, Fruit Chaat, Shakkarghandi ki Chaat and all of them taste one better than the other. The spice blend is available online but if you want to make it at home check out this video. I had got this spice for my friends when we met for BM!

I have used the Kala Chat Masala for the Chatpati Chole ki chaat and have used the zero size chickpeas for this chaat as these are small and absorb the flavours very well. I buy these chickpeas from Delhi though I am not sure if these are available everywhere, so in case you do not get these you can use the regular chickpeas and follow the same recipe. You can even use canned chickpeas.

These baby chickpeas are called zero-sized channa in Delhi and are used by the Golgappa vendors along with boiled potatoes for various chaats. The chickpeas have the same taste, but these are slightly firmer in texture even after boiling. A chaat from these is absolutely lip-smacking and can be made in a jiffy! You really don’t need a specific recipe. I am jotting down all the ingredients, adjust the spices according to your taste buds.

Chatpati Chole ki Chaat

Chatpati Chole ki Chaat

Ingredients

Chickpeas
Kala Chaat Masala
Peeli Mirch
Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste

Method

Soak the chickpeas overnight.
Boil in a pressure cooker with salt.
Once tender, drain in a colander and place in the frig for 15-20 minutes.
Add kala chaat masala, peeli mirch , a pinch of salt and tamarind pulp.
Mix well and serve.

Chatpati Chole ki Chaat

Week 1
Everyday Thalis

 

 

Week 2
Regional Thalis

 

Day 6 Parathe wali Gali ki Thali
Day 6 Kaddu ki Khatti Meethi Sabzi
Day 7 Sindhi Meal
Day 7 Sev ka Raita
Day 8 A Meal from Kerela
Day 8 Nadan Urulaizhangu Curry
Day 9 Chettinad Wedding Spread
Day 9 Potato Masala
Day 10 Bengali Vegetarian Thali
Day 10 Anarosher Chutney

Week 3

Platters

Day 11 Gujarati Farsan Platter
Day 11 Dudhi na Muthiya
Day 12 Pakora Platter
Day 12 Stuffed Whole Onion Pakora
Day 13 Chatpati Chaat Platter

Print Recipe
Chatpati Chole ki Chaat
Chatpate Chole ki Chaat is a tangy, spicy chaat made with chickpeas and a special spice called kala chaat masala, which is a speciality of Delhi.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 02 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 6-8 Hours
Servings
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 02 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 6-8 Hours
Servings
Instructions
  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight .
  2. Boil in a pressure cooker with salt .
  3. Once tender , drain in a colander and place in the frig for 15-20 minutes .
  4. Add kala chaat masala , peeli mirch , a pinch of salt and tamarind pulp .
  5. Mix well and serve .
Recipe Notes

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Chatpati Chole ki Chaat”

  1. Surprisingly, this is a smiple chaat though it may not be flavor wise going by the ingredients. Will try it out later. I can’t source that peeli mirch but will check out the video for the kala chaat masala. There are only two sizes available in Garbanzo beans, right? If so, I get those.

  2. I am smiling reading your post. Kala Chaat masala, a must in our house. Whenever parents go to our native, they bring it. It has a unique taste and goes into some typical dishes. Making me nostalgic, and with that masala on chole, I am drooling…

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