Peanut Chaat (Healthy teatime snack w/ Video)

Peanut chaat – a healthy, vegan and gluten-free street side snack perfect to enjoy with masala chai and the best substitute for fried snacks.  This delicious and utterly irresistible snack is a versatile dish that is easy to make with few ingredients.

This healthy chaat is prepared with boiled peanuts, vegetables and spices. Chaats such as this peanut chaat, masala corn, sweet potato chaat, bhelpuri, dahi papdi chaat, masala puri chaat are downright addicting. Chaat is a dish that has every element in terms of texture and taste such as crispy, crunchy, tangy, sweet, spicy. 

Peanut chaat – a healthy tea time snack

This boiled peanut chaat makes a healthy and tasty tea time snack and the best way to swap fried food. Healthy food is often believed to be boring and unappealing. On the other hand, we can’t deny the fact that fried food is pleasing to our taste buds, though we are aware that we are loading our bodies with unnecessary calories, saturated fats, and trans fats.  With all the vegetables, boiled peanuts and spices, this spicy, tangy and tasty chaat is sure to entice your taste buds. On a side note let me warn you this chaat is dangerously addictive! this recipe is sure to convince you that healthier food can be made interesting and tasty enough to replace fried foods.

Peanut chaat recipe variations

Feel free to customise this recipe to suit your taste preference. You could add raw mango or amchoor (raw mango powder) for extra tang. Boiled corn kernels, boiled potato cubes, grated carrot or few pomegranate arils make a great colourful addition. Make it more interesting with green chutney, handful fine sev as toppings.

Let’s see in detail how to make peanut chaat.

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten Free

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml

Peanuts: 1 cup

Salt: as required

Chili powder: 1 tsp

Chat masala: 1 tsp

Lemon juice: 1/2 lime

Onion: 1 medium size, finely chopped

Tomato: 1 medium size, finely chopped

Cucumber: 1 small, finely chopped

Green chili: 1, chopped

Coriander: handful

Water: 3 cups

Instructions

Place peanuts and water in a saucepan, bring it to boil on medium heat.

Boil for 20 minutes or until peanuts turns soft and tender.

boiling peanuts to make peanut chaat

Drain the water, transfer peanuts to a wide bowl.

all required ingredients arranged on table to make peanut chaat.

Add all the spices, vegetables, lemon juice.

vegatbles, spices and peanuts in a bowl

Mix until well combined.

mixing vegetables, spices and peanuts to make peanut chaat.

Enjoy spicy, tangy, chatpata peanut chaat with masala chai or on its own.

holding peanut chaat in a wooden spoon.

Notes

You can cook peanuts in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles to fast up the process.

Adjust spices and vegetables as per your personal taste preference.

Peanut Chaat

Peanut chaat - a healthy, vegan and gluten-free street side snack perfect to enjoy with masala chai and the best substitute for fried snacks.  This delicious and utterly irresistible snack is a versatile dish that is easy to make with few ingredients.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Geetha Priyanka

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten Free

    1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp =15ml

    • 1 cup Peanuts
    • Salt as required
    • 1 tsp Chili powder
    • 1 tsp Chat masala
    • Lemon juice 1/2 lime
    • 1 Onion finely chopped, medium size
    • 1 Tomato finely chopped, medium size
    • 1 Cucumber finely chopped, small
    • 1 Green chili chopped
    • Coriander handful, chopped
    • 3 cups Water

    Instructions

    • Place peanuts and water in a saucepan, bring it to boil on high heat.
    • Boil for 20 minutes or until peanuts turns soft and tender.
    • Drain the water, transfer peanuts to a wide bowl.
    • Add all the spices, vegetables, lemon juice and mix until well combined.
    • Enjoy spicy, tangy, chatpata peanut chaat with masala chai or on its own.

    Video

    Notes

    You can cook peanuts in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles to fast up the process.
    Adjust spices and vegetables as per your personal taste preference.

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