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Recipe of Nagaland’s Favorite Rainy Day Snack “Chana Mix” – by Tiapong

Summers in Nagaland can make you lazy and hungry; as it rains most days in some parts, while it tends to get hot and humid in other parts of the state. But on the brighter side, it’s the perfect time to sit at home – reading a book, watch some TV or working on some hobby. So yes, it’s also the perfect time to experiment with your own midday/midnight snacks!

Our friend Tiapong from Dimapur came up with his own version of “Chana-mix” a popular local snack which is often spicy with a host of interesting ingredients. Let’s find out how Tiapong makes his. Full recipe below!


Ingredients (R-L Clockwise) -Pre-cooked noodles (Rumpum), Yellow peas, Brown grams, Boiled potatoes, Chopped onions


Ingredients: Green chilies, Onions and ‘Khuve’ or Naga chive


  1. ½ cup Matar (used the popular “Mokokchung Matar”)
  2. ½ cup boiled yellow peas
  3. ½ cup boiled grams “chana”
  4. 1 medium sized chopped onion
  5. 1 large tomatoes cut into cubes
  6.  2 chopped green chilies
  7. 2 packet of pre-cooked Rumpum noodles (crushed)
  8. 2 tbsp Mustard oil
  9. 2 Boiled potatoes cut into thin slices
  10. 1 Raja chilly cut into thin slices (optional )
  11. 2 tbsp freshly squeezed Lemon juice
  12. Raisins (Optional)
  13. Coriander leaves for garnish

Directions to make:

Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix all of them together. Add the coriander leaves to garnish before serving.

Relish the chana mixture with some fresh lime soda for your lazy sunny afternoon! P.s. make sure you have 2-3 sets of all the ingredients. It’s highly addictive 😀 


Chana mixture recipe by Tiapong

Tiapong Tzudir

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