Chickpea and Sweet Potato Chaat

Healthy Chickpea Chaat with an Indian Touch

 Category – Indian

PREP TIME

45 mins

COOKING TIME

20 mins

CALORIES

366 kcal per serving

INGREDIENTS

For Chaat

  • ¾ cup soaked and boiled chickpeas
  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes steamed and peeled
  • Micro greens few strand (optional)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseeds
  • 2 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds

 

For Chaat’s dressing

  • 5 Tbsp. curd
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp. jaggery sugar
  • ¾ Tsp. amchur powder (dried mango powder)
  • 1 Tsp. chat masala powder
  • ½ Tsp. rock salt
  • ½ Tsp. jeera powder
  • 2 Tsp. pudina finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. coriander finely chopped
  • ½ Tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional)

DIRECTIONS 

BENEFITS

TIPS

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas are rich source protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins and iron, zinc, folate, phosphorous, magnesium, copper respectively.

 

Sweet potato

  • Sweet potatoes are good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese.
  • It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium.

SELECTION & STORAGE

Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas are available in bulk and packaged container, while purchasing make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or insect damage and that they are whole and not cracked.

 

Sweet Potato

  • Select firm, dark, smooth sweet potatoes without wrinkles, bruises, sprouts, or decay.
  • Sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated since cold temperatures will break down its starches and alter the flavour and texture. It should be stored at normal temperature.

PREPARING & COOKING

Chickpeas

  • Rinse chickpeas thoroughly under cool running water.
  • Pre-soak chickpeas to make the cooking time shorter and to make them easier to digest.

Sweet potato

  • It should not be mixed with too many vegetables as different texture and cooking time might spoil the recipe

CAUTION

Chickpeas

Break down into uric acid: Although chickpeas have many benefits, they possess compound called purines which is broken by the body into uric acid. If you suffer from kidney stones, gall stones, or gout, you may want to avoid the consumption of chickpeas.

Sweet potatoes

Kidney stones:If sweet potatoes are eaten in excess amount,the high oxalate content increases the possibility of kidney stone formation in the body. So, if you have a history of kidney stone, refrain from consuming excess amounts of sweet potatoes as it can be harmful for your health. And in that case, it is advisable to consult a doctor before adding it to your diet.

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