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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chana Jor Garam


"Chana Jor garam..... Chana Jor garam babu main laya mazedaar Chana Jor garam..." Thats the song from the movie kranti... I know its not such a famous song but I remember it because its about my favourite munchy snack "Chana Jor Garam". If u have not seen the movie Kranti I would reccomend u to see it..not for the snack...:P. It is a good Desh bhakti movie with veteran actors and good acting..:)

Here is the song from Kranti for all to enjoy. The funny thing is I found another old song by Shamshad Begum and Kishore kumar...:) It was somewhat same lyrics as the newer one..:P Here is the old song.

In the newer song u can see Shatrughan Sinha and Hema Malini carrying small box kinda thing around there neck.... well thats how the chana vendors in Nagpur used to get it for selling Chana Jor Garam. He will call out loudly " Chana Jor Garam" in a very distinct tone. Ohh how I used to wait for him.... I don't remember if I ever even waited for "R" that way.... hehehe :P. Hope he is not seeing this..:P. My oly memory of having this was when I was in Nagpur. It seems, this street side snack is famous in Mumbai too but sadly I never went past the Bhelpuri n pani poori all the time I was in Mumbai :(

The street version of the chana Jor is deep fried and is very difficult to make.The chana has to be soaked, then dried, then fried and then later flattened into these mini discs. I went for the healthier and easier option "Haldiram's Chana Jor". It is ready made hence easy and baked hence healthy..:)

If any of u ever tried making this chana Jor at home do let me know how u managed doing it. Maybe seeing you I can give it a try. Anyways Once the Haldiram's packet it opened... this recipe is a child'd play.

Ingredients :

(recipe serves 4 or 2 very hungry people like us :d)

Haldiram's Chana Jor Garam - 1 packet
Onion - 1 small chopped

Tomato - 1 chopped

Juice of lemon - 2 tsp

Salt to taste (I used rock salt)

Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Cilantro - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

Raw Mango - 1/3 cup chopped (optional)

Method :

1) Take the chana chor in a microwave safe plate and MW for 45 seconds. I like the chanas to be a bit warm...:) This process is completely optional and doesnt make any difference to the taste of the chana. In a big mixing bowl combine all the ingredients (except salt n chili powder) and mix with a gently hand.

2) Taste the mixture for seasoning and add the salt and chilli powder accordingly.

3) The Haldiram chana chor has added salt in it... so its advisable to taste it before adding any salt. Serve in a Paper cone as I did....and relive the taste and streets of Mumbai / Nagpur :D

8 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm..i m drooooooooooooling seeing the pic...send me some...i simply love it....looks mouth mouth mouthwatering.....

Vatsala. said...

want to grab one packet :-))
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Supriya said...

Hi Shubha..Your article explains the simple process with Haldiram's pack very wel...will surely give it a try..mom used to prepare Bhel at home but i used to miss the Chana Jor ...really hw it can b done at home is a big question mark...Even in Hyderabad,some guys used to come from Rajasthan to sell this i remember..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Can I get that? OMG, what a mouth watering looking packet of chana jor garam.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

wow...gorgeous clicks...drooling here...send me some over...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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camelia said...

Hello,


We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

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enjoy your recipes.

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Shahana said...

Just bumped into your blog while I was looking for a simple snack idea with chana jor garam.. and since i had the haldiram's chana jor garam already, so ur tip on adding seasoning was really helpful. thanks a ton.. :)
Rgds, Shahana

P.S. the recipe was yummmmmm....!!