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Chana Chaat Salad in a Jar – A Healthy Twist on a Desi Classic


If you are not a fan of salads, it is likely because you haven’t had one that appealed to your taste buds. I often hear the same complaints from people about salads: they don’t taste good, they’re not filling enough, or they take too long to make. 

This Chana Chaat Salad in a Jar addresses all of these issues. People who try this salad recipe are surprised to find a salad that appeals to their South Asian tastebuds. Also, this is filling enough to be a perfect lunch. 

Some answers to common salad in a jar questions:

Do you have to make them in a mason jar? 

The short answer is yes. A big complaint is all the work that goes into chopping up veggies for salad. By making them in 500mL mason jars, they stay fresh in the refrigerator all week long. A regular tupperware container would mix the ingredients and make the salad soggy as early as the next day.

How do you eat the salad?

You can empty it out into a bigger bowl to eat. If you are taking to your salad to work/school/eating away from home, you can give your jar a good shake and eat directly from the jar. 

How long do the salads stay fresh?

The salad jars stay fresh for up to a week! 

Nutrition highlights:

  • This Chana Chaat Salad in a Jar recipe uses plain Greek yogurt which is a healthier alternative to regular yogurt as it is higher in protein and still adds the same creamy texture to your recipes
  • Chickpeas are a great source of fibre and plant-based protein making this recipe not only vegetarian friendly, but also a great meal to keep you satisfied and satiated throughout the day
  • Although technically a vegetable, potatoes are actually a good source of carbohydrates, and this Chana Chaat Salad has the right amount to make it a balanced and healthy meal

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out my other Salad in a Jar post, as well as my Vietnamese Inspired Tofu and Vermicelli Salad in a Jar


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Chana Chaat Salad in a Jar

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Servings 1
Calories 170 kcal


  • 500mL Mason Jar


  • 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp tomatoes diced
  • 2 Tbsp onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cucumber diced
  • 2 Tbsp boiled potato diced
  • 1 Tbsp mint chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup spinach


  • Boil the potatoes, peel, and dice. Dice the remaining vegetables into the same size (about ½ inch in size).
  • Place ingredients in a Mason jar in order above. Seal with lid and refrigerate.


Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 10gFat: 3gFiber: 7g
Course: Lunch/Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: South Asian Inspired
Keywords: easy lunch, salad in a jar
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