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Delicious Karachi-Style Doi Chana Chat Recipe

Today, we're excited to share a mouthwatering recipe for Karachi-Style Doi Chana Chat that's not only easy to make but also a perfect addition to your Iftar table during Ramadan. This refreshing and tangy chat is packed with the goodness of boiled chickpeas, crispy fuchka, and a blend of tantalizing chutneys, making it an ideal dish to break your fast with. Join us as we take you through the step-by-step process of creating this delightful snack, which is sure to become a Ramadan favorite in your household.


For the Yogurt Mix:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • ½ tsp black salt

For the Sweet Tamarind Syrup:

  • 1 cup tamarind water

  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp sugar (to taste)

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp roasted cumin

For the Coriander Chutney:

  • ½ cup packed coriander leaves

  • ¼ cup mint leaves

  • 1 green chili

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • Salt to taste

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice

  • Small piece of boiled potato (1/8 of a potato)

For the Chat:

  • 2 cups boiled chickpeas (or 2 cans)

  • 1 small boiled potato, chopped

  • ½ cup onion, chopped

  • 1 small tomato, chopped

  • 2 green chilies, chopped

  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

  • ½ tsp freshly ground coriander powder

  • ½ tsp chili flakes

  • ½ tsp roasted cumin

  • ½ tsp black salt

  • 2-3 tbsp coriander and mint chutney

  • 2-3 tbsp sweet tamarind chutney

  • Crispy fuchka or papri for topping

  • Chopped onion and tomato for garnish


  1. Prepare the Yogurt Mix:

  • In a bowl, mix together the plain yogurt, water, sugar, and black salt until well combined and runny.

  1. Make the Sweet Tamarind Syrup:

  • In a saucepan, combine tamarind water, sugar, salt, and roasted cumin.

  • Mix well and simmer for 4 minutes.

  • Mix 1 tsp of cornflour with 1 tsp of water and add a few drops to the syrup to thicken it.

  • Turn off the heat and add 1 tsp of lime juice.

  1. Prepare the Coriander Chutney:

  • In a blender, add coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chili, garlic, salt, water, lime juice, and a small piece of boiled potato.

  • Blend well and set aside.

  1. Assemble the Chat:

  • In a bowl, add boiled chickpeas, chopped boiled potato, chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, freshly ground coriander powder, chili flakes, roasted cumin, and black salt.

  • Add 2-3 tbsp of coriander and mint chutney and 2-3 tbsp of sweet tamarind chutney.

  • Mix everything well.

  • Pour the yogurt mix over the chat.

  • Top with crispy fuchka or papri.

  • Sprinkle a pinch of all the spices on top.

  • Garnish with chopped onion and tomato.

Enjoy this refreshing and easy-to-make Karachi-style Doi Chana Chat!



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