Friday, 20 January 2012

Kadli/Harbara Chat

We had been on a vacation to Mahableshwar and Pachgani. On our way back much to the girl’s irritation I brought what in Marathi is called “Harbara” in Kannada called “Kadli Gida”. They are lucky I did not buy red chillies that were on sale in a local market. Can you imagine the state the car would have been? As it is with the sugar cane we had picked there was no place!

We followed the Kolhapur –Amboli Highway to come back to Goa. On the way in Amboli Akanksha wanted to see the waterfalls. So we stoped blissfully forgetting all about open windows, monkeys and this treat stored in the back.

So Akanksha had a visitor who thankfully jumped right out with his booty. Here he is.

After that we rolled up the windows and came down promptly. No more stops!! Never have we covered the distance so fast. Next time I will specifically carry some offering for the monkeys!!

Okay anyway the left over got a makeover something I had eaten during my school days in Indore I think, I remember very vaguely there were vendors who went around with these beautiful green tender chickpeas and in an iron kadhai/wok roasting these . It was served with a garnish of lime juice, chat masala and chilli powder. Yummy!!

Of course I had to try it.

Here are the pics. Only addition I have made is chopped onion.
These go directly to the pan and are roasted till they wilt a bit or you cannot stand the lovely aroma.
 Add salt,rock salt, chilli powder, amchur and since I could not find chaat masala I added pani puri masala.
Just as you are removing from the pan add the lime juice.( remember heat destroys Vit C.)
No proportions adjust to suit your taste.

Serve hot.

Wish I can have some more now.

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Fast Food not Fat Food by Priya Sreeram started by Priya Mahadevan




  1. Kadli Chaat looks yummy !! love to have these anytime !!

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  2. The green chickpeas look so tempting, I didn't know that you can straightaway fry fresh chickpeas, looks so yummy..

  3. interesting chat, looks great..

  4. wonderfully flavoured deliciously done

  5. Delicious and colorful looking chaat. Wonderful clicks as well.

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  6. nice once archana. I ve a bag full of them in the fridge. Now i know wat to do!! And thanks for linking it to the event. Hey dear, my name is Anusha Praveen and not Parveen Do you mind changing it?

  7. Very interesting snack. Thanks a lot for linking...

  8. I love this any time of the week..You are making me to have it now..


  9. Delicious and addicting snack.

  10. Love the fresh chickpeas .. yummy chat and thx for linking to the event.

  11. A new & yummy snack!!!
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  12. Sorry Anusha my mistake. Corrected.
    Thanks girls.

  13. Hey, i have known about the existence of green chickpeas less than a year ago and never knew what to do with them, so never bought them till now.. Maybe next time i come across them i will bring them home with me :)

  14. Btw, you seem to have had an adventurous vacation. loved the pics

  15. Wow! Looks fantastic! I am drooling all over it :)

  16. LOVE green cholay - Wish I could do that trip too -on the list of places to visit for sure :)
    healthy and delicious Archana!

  17. Super tempting chaat,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

  18. tht's a lovely vacation u had; and the fresh chickpea chhat has my attention; thx for linking it to my event gal

  19. These look so good, I never tried frying them without boiling them. Will try it next time for sure. Loved the write up about your vacation and the clicks.

  20. New to the flavorful recipe....

  21. Nice journey that u had. These harbare are known as horse gram too..
    Nice dish u prepared out of it


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