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Chana Jor Garam
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Chana Jor Garam

A spicy, salty, tangy street snack from the streets of Mumbai or Bombay, this Chana Jor Garam is one of those foods you will almost certainly develop a craving for. But that's great, because it's also very healthy, with chickpeas as the main ingredient.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Chana Jor Garam
Servings: 8
Calories: 80kcal


  • 4 cups canned or cooked chickpeas (drained of all liquid and dried with paper towels)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 heaping tbsp chaat masala (available at Indian grocery stores)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (use paprika for less heat)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 scallions (green and white parts finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with the oil, chaat masala, garam masala, cayenne or paprika, turmeric, and salt.
  • Spread the chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and let the chickpeas roast 30-45 minutes, until they are crisp. Oven temperatures vary, so if they are not crispy at the end of 45 minutes, give them some more time.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, place it on a rack and let the chickpeas cool about 10-15 minutes.
  • Toss the chickpeas with the spring onions, cilantro and lemon and sprinkle with some more chaat masala, if you wish. Some people add diced tomatoes, but I prefer not to because they tend to make the chickpeas soggy.
  • Eat.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg