Chaat: Indian Street Food (Vegetarian Recipe)

Chaat: Indian Street Food (Vegetarian Recipe)

Healthy Chaat

“Chaat” is a savoury snack that is typically an Indian street food. It is also a fast food and tends to fulfill cravings for the fried variety. Since it is a mix of a lot of individual food items, I adapt the basic concept to form this healthy version. 

This recipe is the healthy version of Chaat. I also call my healthy version “salad with an Indian twist”.

This one has 
– grated carrots
– cucumbers
– bell pepper 
– tomato
– cooked sprouted moong beans with coconut 
I’ll add in roasted sweet potato and some avocado. Add in a bed of chopped greens for better. This box works for 2 lunches for me.

It’s great also with cut raw mangoes, which I didn’t have with me.

I use cumin powder, coriander powder, cut cilantro and some chili powder with a pinch of turmeric drizzled with lemon juice as “dressing”/chaat masala.

When not on a clean kick, can add cornflakes or toasted oats with roasted peanuts for crunch. But I never need anything extra than what I have now.

Try it! It’s super easy to make and super addicting. 







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  • Kimberly

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! In 2018 I’m going to be doing a few vegetarian weeks and I’m on the lookout for yummy new recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • This is so simple and easy! The spices is what brings it closer to the Indian street food.

  • Chaitali Shah

    Yum! I love chaat out at restaurants (which isn’t generally so healthy) and never thought to try to make a healthy version at home.

    • I could live on chat all day long, all week long! So many variations!!
      My husband loves the version where I add channa masala to it, and I put in one samosa for him too.

  • Rachel

    This looks delicious! Yum!!

  • Ooh yes please! Easy, delicious and vegetarian. Hope you will link up for meatless Monday next week

  • Is it me or is there no recipe on this post? I’d love to print it!

  • I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this (small-town Iowa gal here LOL), but I like the combination of veggies (and, I’m not much of a veggie person, so that’s saying something). ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Toni Church

    Looks delicious! I love Indian food!

  • Yum! I think I’d love this!

  • Andrea Signor

    I’ve never heard of moong beans before! Do most grocery stores carry them?

  • Yum!!! totally going to try this! we actually eat a lot of Indian food, but tweak a lot of recipes to reduce the oil. Great to have another healthy option!!

  • The Accidental Marathoner

    Sounds so yummy, and I love that you put a healthy twist on it!

  • Kathryn Thayer

    This looks delicious. I love how colorful this dish is.

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