Chatpata Channa Wrap

Hello Ladies it is Tuesday and here is a recipe for Aipi & Priya’s Bookmarked event. The recipe I want to share with you today is from Tarla Dalal, the queen of vegetarian cooking in India. I do love her recipes and have frequently referred to her website at times of doubt. The recipe is Chatpata Rajma Wrap. It is, my dear ladies a delight. Not a particularly easy or last minute preparation, but with a little advance planning its easy, peasy to make. The first time I made this I used Rajma but the second time I used leftover chana masala. The chana masala was made using the recipe here for rajma. The wrap was good using Rajma and using chana. You may use what you prefer. I also the second time around had a leftover roasted chicken breast. I shred it and added it to the filling. It is extremely optional and you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to. The wrap consists of chapathis, a curd dressing, and the filling. It can be eaten like shawrma or frankies with a tissue wrapped around the bottom of the wrap. It is great to go. A breakfast, lunch or even dinner item it is extremely versatile. It is a fantastic lunch box special as well so my dear ladies what are we waiting for? The original recipe is here and my slightly altered recipe follows.

4 chapathis

Curd Dressing
½ cup hung curd
½  cup grated carrots
½  cup grated cucumber

1 grated capsicum

salt to taste

For The Chatpata chana Filling
1 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped ginger
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chilli powder
3 tsp coriander  powder
1 cup soaked and boiled chana
1/2 cup low-fat curd
2 tbsp chopped coriander
salt to taste

1 capsicum cut into strips (optional)


For the curd dressing

Curd Dressing

Take the hung curd and add the salt and vegetables and stir well. If push comes to shove and you don’t have hung curd you can always use Greek yoghurt.

Chatpata chana filling

For the chatpata chana filling

Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the ginger, garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent. Sprinkle a little water to avoid the onions from burning. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously. Add the chana, curd, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium till the mixture dries up, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

Place a roti on a clean dry surface and spread the curd dressing over it. Place ¼th of the chatpata rajma filling in a row in the centre of the roti, add the  capsicum and roll it tightly. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more wraps. Wrap a tissue paper around each wrap and serve immediately.

Chatpata Channa Wrap


This is going to Aipi & Priya’s Bookmarked event


3 thoughts on “Chatpata Channa Wrap

  1. Awesome dear, love your chatpata wrap. I enjoy such chatpata dishes and my husband called me “chatori” 🙂

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