Chana Chatpati

  • Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    20 Mins
  • Serving
  • Ready In
    25 Mins

Looking for a quick and easy recipe for a light and flavourful lunch? Look no further than chana chatpati, a delicious curry made with chickpeas and potatoes. Traditionally, this dish requires soaking and boiling chickpeas, but our recipe uses tinned chickpeas to make it even quicker and easier to prepare – it can be ready in under 30 minutes!

To take your chana chatpati to the next level, consider adding some onions, sev and coriander for a bit of extra texture and flavour. With its sweet and tangy taste, this dish is sure to satisfy both adults and kids alike.

So why wait? Try making chana chatpati today for a satisfying lunch that’s both quick and easy to prepare!



    Here's the step by step recipe for chana chatpati!


    Heat the oil in a medium-large pot over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and cover with a lid. Allow the seeds to crackle for a few seconds.

    Ruky Tips
    We like using large pots because it makes incorporating all the ingredients together much more easier!


    Add the chopped green chillies, curry leaves and sesame seeds. Fry for a minute, then add the ginger garlic paste and a splash of water.

    Ruky Tips
    We always freshly blend up a batch of ginger garlic paste and keep it in the fridge. Fresh ginger garlic pastes elevates the dish and makes it taste so much better!


    Stir in the chilli powder and salt. Add the sweetcorn and chopped tomato. Stir well, cover with a lid, and let the tomato cook for approximately 5 minutes.


    Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas of two of the tins and add to the pot. Reserve the water from two of the other tins and add the chickpeas to the pot with the water.


    Add the boiled chopped potato chunks and stir well.


    Add the tomato ketchup, citric acid and sugar. Mix well and cover. Cook for a few minutes until the flavours have melded together.


    Serve the chana chatpati in bowls, garnished with chopped onion, sev, and dhana.


    This delicious and easy recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy your homemade chana chatpati as a light lunch or side dish! If you try the recipe, be sure to leave a review below.

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    Recipe Reviews

    Avarage Rating:
    • 5 / 5
    Total Reviews:( 1 )
    • Zakira Bangee

      Tries this recipe, quick and easy. Tasted delicious!

      • Ruky Cooks

        Glad you loved the recipe! It’s one of our faves too to make on the go!!

    • MrsRhubarb

      Wow! Been looking for a good recipe for this for YEARS!! Tried others with no joy but this is perfect, thank you so much.

    • Fazila

      Tried your recipe a few times and it always turns out perfect

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