Chana chatpat

Chana chatpat is a snack I used to love while growing up in Kathmandu. They were usually sold by street vendors and I used to love it. Now every time I go back, I feel like having it but am scared of getting sick so I decided to try to make my own home made Chana chatpat. I am happy with the result even though it might lack the touch of the street vendor.

I think it is healthy and definitely tasty snack perfect for anytime.


  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • ยฝ cup chickpeas, soaked (I used canned)
  • 1/2 cup aloo bujiya (bought a pack from Indian grocery store)
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1 table lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of chat masala (salt if chat masala not available)

chana chatpat (1)

ย Method

  • Mix puffed rice, chopped onion, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, green chilli, aloo bujiya , coriander leaves in a bowl.

chana chatpat (2)

  • Now add lemon juice and oil and mix it well.
  • The chana chatpat is ready.
  • I served mine in a paper cone like the street vendors in Kathmandu, you can just serve in a plate or bowl.

chana chatpat (3)

Note : It needs to be consumed immediately otherwise the puffed rice will go soft and it wonโ€™t be nice and crunchy as it is supposed to be.
Hope this will bring back your childhood memories as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian




16 responses to “Chana chatpat

  1. I think this is both healthy and tasty! I would love to try this food out! Smiles, Robin

  2. Look yummi but it seems like a food for me not just a snack lol

  3. wish i live in oz to taste this ๐Ÿ™‚ I simply love this food ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That looks amazing! All the Nepali snacks always seems so inviting, even though I know I could never handle the heat. Maybe there’s a way of making them equally tasty, but not as spicy!?

  5. I love chana chatpat…thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love that chana!

  7. Oh this looks really good. I need to try!

  8. Yumm!! mouth watering.. I want this for lunch now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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