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Chola Chaat (Black Peas Chat)

Updated: Jan 30, 2019

Chef: Aanal Kotak

  • Recipe Servings: 4

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients of Chola Chaat

  • 2 Cup lobia beans (black eyes peas)

  • 1 medium-size onion chopped

  • 1 medium-size tomato chopped

  • 1 Cup grated white radish

  • 1 - 2 green chilli chopped

  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander

  • Juice of one lemon

  • Salt to taste

  • a pinch of asafoetida

  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds powder (anar dana)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)

  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat masala

How to Make Chola Chaat

  1. Rinse and soak the beans for 2 - 3 hours in enough water.

  2. After 2 - 3 hours drain water from the beans.

  3. Pressure cook the beans along with salt and approximately 2 Cups of water. The soaked beans does not take more than 2 - 3 whistles over medium heat to get cooked.

  4. Meanwhile, in a pan add spices, asafoetida and dry roast till aromatic. Set aside.

  5. Open the lid of the pressure cooker and check beans for doneness.

  6. If there is too much liquid transfer the beans to a bowl and remove the excess liquid.

  7. Add the roasted spices over the boiled beans and mix nicely. Taste and add salt accordingly.

  8. Before serving add the chopped vegetables, coriander, green chilli and lemon juice to the beans.

  9. Garnish with green chutney and serve immediately.


  1. Do not over cook the beans for this recipe else the Chaat will turn out mushy.

  2. The spices require 10 - 20 seconds to get nicely roasted.

  3. Allow the beans to cool down a bit before adding the vegetables and coriander so that the crunch and freshness of vegetables remain intact.

  4. Adjust the salt to taste as while boiling beans also some amount of salt is added.

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