Protein rich and packed with flavor, this spicy boiled peanut chaat recipe is one you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again. The chaat is super easy to put together, is loaded with healthy ingredients and can be perfect as a mid-day or evening snack.
Scroll down to take a closer look into everything you need to know about making it.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need two sets of ingredients to make the spicy boiled peanut chaat.
For the boiled peanuts
- Peanuts: ½ cup
- Turmeric powder: A pinch
- Salt: 1 tsp
- Water: 1.5 cups
For the Chaat
- Prepared boiled peanuts
- Onions (chopped): ¼ cup
- Tomatoes (chopped): ¼ cup
- Green chilies (finely chopped): 2
- Cucumber (chopped): ¼ cup
- Boiled potatoes (cubed): 1 cup
- Pomegranate kernels: ¼ cup
- Chaat masala: 1 tbsp
- Paprika powder: ½ tbsp
- Lemon juice: 2 tbsps
- Salt: ½ teaspoon or as per taste
- Coriander leaves (chopped): ¼ cup
How to Make the Spicy Boiled Peanut Chaat
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make the chaat.
In a pressure cooker, add the peanuts, turmeric powder, and salt. Add the water and mix. Pressure cook until the peanuts are completely boiled.
Take a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients mentioned under chaat. Give it a good mix.
Enjoy as a healthy snack and to kill untimely hunger pangs!
Frequently Asked Questions
While this peanut chaat recipe does include quite a lot of veggies and other additions already, you can also throw in some more additions to improve the flavor and texture of the dish. Here are a few good options to consider.
- Chopped zucchini
- Chopped spinach
- Chopped kale
- Boiled sweet potatoes
- Grated carrots
- Grated beet
- Chopped raw mango
- Chopped bell peppers
Boiled peanuts are protein rich, versatile and delicious, which makes them the perfect choice as a base for this chaat. However, if you don’t have peanuts or are simply looking to try the chaat with a bit of variation, you can use boiled or canned chickpeas instead.
Your leftover spicy boiled peanut chaat can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Make sure you use an airtight container to store it, and try to consume it within 24-48 hours to enjoy the perfect freshness and taste.
Since the chaat has some fresh chopped veggies, storing it for longer than 2 days isn’t recommended.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Spicy Boiled Peanut Chaat
Think you’re ready to give the recipe a shot? Having these little tips and tricks up your sleeve can be even better!
- To lend the peanut chaat some extra freshness, you can also throw in some chopped up mint leaves and give it a quick toss before you serve.
- Allow the salad to rest for 10-15 minutes before you serve it. This extra time will help the flavors develop better.
- Don’t have all the spices on the ingredients list? Stick to the simple green chutney to lend the chaat all the flavor.
- Fancy a bit of texture? Top the spicy boiled peanut chaat with some crunchy sev.
- You can also add some chopped seasonal fruits into the chaat to make it more delicious. Mangoes and pineapples are two great options.
- If you have some leftover chaat, you can throw in some chopped iceberg lettuce and a few additional veggies and turn it into a nice salad.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
Your crunchy and spicy boiled peanut chaat can be enjoyed as is, or paired with a cup of masala tea if served as an evening snack. This chaat can also be served as a salad with all your main meals.
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Spicy Boiled Peanut Chaat
Ingredients For the boiled peanuts
- ½ cup Peanuts
- 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1.5 cups Water
Ingredients For the chaat
- 1 bowl Prepared boiled peanuts
- ¼ cup Onions , (chopped)
- ¼ cup Tomatoes , (chopped)
- 2 pcs Green chilies , (finely chopped)
- ¼ cup Cucumber , (chopped)
- 1 cup Boiled potatoes , (cubed)
- ¼ cup Pomegranate kernels
- 1 tablespoon Chaat masala
- ½ tablespoon Paprika powder
- 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Coriander leaves, (chopped)
- In a pressure cooker, add the peanuts, turmeric powder, and salt. Add the water and mix. Pressure cook until the peanuts are completely boiled.
- Take a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients mentioned under chaat. Give it a good mix.
- Enjoy as a healthy snack and to kill untimely hunger pangs!