Here is a little twist to normal chana chaat we make at home, again you will get prefect combination of sweet & sour, choice of fruit depends on your own preference, you can add in grapes, apples, oranges, kiwi fruit or what so ever is available...
250 gms boiled chick peas
2 medium potatoes (boiled, peeled and cubed)
1-2 green chilies (chopped)
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1 medium tomato (finely chopped)
1 apple (cubed)
½ to 1 cup grapes
1 tsp red chili powder (or to taste)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
¼ cup whipped yogurt
chaat masala (as required)
½ cup tamarind chutney
200g tamarind (remove seeds)
100g dates (pitted)
2 cups water
1 tsp cumin seeds (roast and grind coarsely)
1 tsp salt
Red chili powder as per taste
Method For Chutney:
Put the tamarind, dates, jaggery and water in a saucepan and cook on a medium flame till the dates and tamarind are soft. Turn off flame and allow the mixture to cool. Put it in a blender and blend mixture together into a smooth paste. Put sauce back into the saucepan on medium flame and add remaining spices. Bring the sauce to a boil and turn off. Allow to cool, then chill and serve.
Method for Chaat:
1) Take a large bowl add in the chick peas, along, onions, tomatoes, fruit, green chilies, yogurt and tamarind chutney.
2) Add in the sugar, red chili powder, salt and chaat masala (i would add about 1&1/2 to 2 tsp). Mix every thing together, check the spices, if you need to add more salt or red chili powder or tamarind chutney do so. Put it in a serving dish, add some papri if you like and chaat is ready to be served.