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Sep 3, 2013

Peas Chaat / Peas Masala Chaat Recipe / Green Peas Masala Chaat ~ Healthy & Refreshing Snack !

Mr.V love sundals(kind of legume salad) and he mostly prefer it for evening snacks. Though I am not much fond of sundals very rarely prefer Chickpeas/Channa sundal and i love eating these protein packed & fiber rich legumes in chaat form. Peas Chaat / Channa Chaat or any legume simply cooked and sprinkled with chaat masala and few lemon drops would make my snack plate more happy and filling.

This Peas Chaat  / Peas Masala Chaat is one such healthy & refreshing snack, a pure vegan recipe. This recipe was shared to me by my sister long back, 2 yrs back. I cook this peas chaat often but couldn't get chance & time to blog it. But this time made it for blog and clicked happily :) This peas chaat doesn't involve chaat chutneys since we add fresh cilantro, mint, tamarind, jaggery gives spicy, sour & sweet taste. But serving with chaat chutneys makes it even more tasty and refreshing. Without any further delay will move on the recipe....

  1. Dried Green Peas        1/2 cup (washed and soaked over night or 6-8 hrs)
  2. Onion     1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  4. Garam Masala Powder     1/4 tsp
  5. Asafoetida / Hing       a generous pinch
  6. Salt      to taste
  7. Oil     2 tsp
To Grind
  1. Cooked Peas    1/4 cup
  2. Mint      2 tbsp (chopped or leaves from 2 stems)
  3. Cilantro/Coriander leaves     1/4 cup (chopped or 6-7 stems)
  4. Green chilli      3 no.( or to taste)
  5. Tamarind         a small piece or 1/2 tsp Tamarind paste
  6. Powdered Jaggery     1 tsp
To Assemble / To serve
  1. Peas Masala
  2. Spicy Green Chutney
  3. Dates Tamarind Chutney
  4. Plain Sev
  5. Onion    1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  6. Tomato    2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  7. Cilantro     few finely chopped

  • Soak dried peas for overnight and pressure cook it with 2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp salt for 1-2 whistles or cook it in sauce pan until done.
  • After that take 1/4 cup from it, drain excess water and grind it along with cilantro, mint, jaggery, tamarind, green chilli to a coarse paste and keep ready.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions saute until it turns golden brown.
  • After that add the ground paste, turmeric powder and hing saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add cooked peas along with its water, garam masala powder and add little salt and bring it to boil. 
  • When it starts boiling and thickening, switch off the stove and add some finely chopped cilantro.
  • That's it...Peas Masala Ready to serve. This can be served as such with hint of lemon juice or as a chaat.

To Serve
Add 1-2 ladle full of cooked masala peas in a serving bowl/plate, add few tsp of green chutney & tamarind chutney, then add finely chopped onion, tomato and cilantro.
Lastly add some handful of Sev and serve immediately.

Linking this to Vardhini's Chaat & Chutneys - Giveaway Event.

The same way you can also make Channa / Chickpeas Chaat.
Using this peas Masala you can also make Masala Puri Chaat, Cutlet Chaat recipes.
To serve, you can also add 1-2 tbsp beaten curd / yogurt along with chaat chutneys, if desired.


  1. Lovely presentation. Chaat looks delicious and tempting.

  2. Truly killing pics n tempting chat...i can have dis happily..appreciate Ur patience dear..for step wise cliks n final recipe cliks.vetu hard working..

  3. wow loving this green chat a lot :) make s me hungry for some chats :) looks super delicious and wonderful clicks dear !!

  4. i do this ! whenever i want chat items ! pretty click!

  5. looks so yummy... could munch on it...

  6. looks yum! love it.. I am in for any chat

  7. One healthy and tasty chaat ;) i love chaats too must try this one Sangee

  8. Congrats paaps... i love this chaat very much... so inviting clicks...

  9. yummy & delicious chaat..........

  10. Omg, u r torturing me Sangee, you dont know how i love peas,i do add them in anything. Seriously my mouth is watering here.

  11. oh wow yummy chaat loving it.Never made peas chaat bookmarking it.

  12. Yummy and super delicious peas masala...

  13. Perfect evening will love it.

  14. truly ur clicks...

  15. Everything homemade...Love the first click and the bowl...

  16. healthy chaat and each n every clicks are really superb Sangee...

  17. Wow, sounds really good, looks delicious, I can finish it off in no time :)

  18. looks fabulous..that was a tempting chat...neat presentation

  19. I love any kind of chats.... Lovely clicks!

  20. Perfect evening chat. Love the click. Super.

    ongoing event: healthy breakfast

  21. making me hungry now :) its snack time here and wish i could try it now..

  22. Pass me the bowl, very colorful and tempting..

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  24. loved the recipe. healthy and yummy :) my mom who does'nt like any chaat liked it too!


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