Nov 20, 2015

Green Gram Vegetable Chaat Recipe

This simple and healthy chaat is great when you are dieting, it is packed with proteins and make a healthy, low fat, filling snack. We used to have this at 11 in the morning along with a cup of green tea. Whenever you diet you have to eat small portions of food throughout the day so you never go hungry..Will be sharing many healthy snack recipes soon.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 6


Whole Green gram / Pacha Payaru - 1 cup
Water - 2.5 cups
Salt - 1 tsp

For Chaat:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / kaya Podi a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chillies - 1 chopped finely
Carrot - 1 chopped finely
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Lemon Juice to taste


Wash and soak green gram for 30 mins. Drain it and add it to pressure cooker, cover with water and add salt. Pressure cook for 3 whistle, then simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself, open the cooker and drain it. Set aside.

Now heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. let them sizzle.

Add in onions, chillies and saute for a min.

Add in carrots and salt and mix well. Cook till carrots are cooked.

Add in the cooked dal and toss well.

Sprinkle over coriander leaves and lemon juice. Toss well.


Wash green gram well and soak it for 30 mins

drain it and add it to pressure cooker

cover with water

add salt and pressure cook

now it is cooked, you can drain it if there is excess water

Now take your ingredients

heat little oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal and curry leaves

add little asafoetida

let them sizzle

add in onions and green chillies

toss them around

add in chopped carrots

season with salt

mix well..stir fry till carrots are done

now add in the green gram

toss well

sprinkle coriander leaves

squeeze some lemon juice

mix well



  1. Mam it looking great and easy to make. I had a doubt tat payaru has to roasted r raw one. I am eagerly awaiting for ur diet recipes to follow. Thank u

  2. Aarthi even am under diet,what if I sprout and have it as a chat,will it increase my weight or is sprouting advisable.

  3. @Priya.Gno it wont increase. sprouted ones are even more healthier


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