When you’re on a weight loss journey, especially during menopause, finding delicious and satisfying recipes that align with your goals can be a challenge.

But don’t worry, you can still enjoy flavorful dishes like chaat while staying on track. This high-protein and high-fiber chaat recipe is perfect for satisfying your taste buds without derailing your progress.



1 can chickpeas, drained

1 can black beans, drained

1 to 2 tbsp tamarind paste (to taste)

2 to 3 tbsp yogurt

A large handful of chopped coriander leaves

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1 cup diced mango

2 large tomatoes, diced

2 tbsp green chutney (mint, coriander or spinach)

1/2 tsp chaat masala or cumin powder (or to taste)

Chili powder, to sprinkle (if needed)

1 large pepper, diced

1 small red onion, chopped

Sea salt, to taste

1 cup tortilla chips, cut into pieces


  1. Prepare the Base: In a large mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas, black beans, chopped coriander leaves, diced mango, diced tomatoes, pepper, and chopped red onion.  Keep aside 1 tbsp of the coriander, 1 tbsp onion, and 1 tbsp mango to layer on top at the end. 

  2. Season the Mixture: Sprinkle the chaat masala (or cumin powder), sea salt, and chili powder over the mixture. Toss well to ensure everything is evenly coated.

  3. Layer the Tortilla Chips: Spread the tortilla chips over the seasoned mixture.

  4. Add Freshness: Layer the mango, onion, coriander and the pomegranate seeds, over the tortilla chips.

  5. Drizzle with Sauces: Evenly drizzle the tamarind paste, yogurt, and green chutney over the top of the layered ingredients.

  6. Serve Immediately: Serve the chaat immediately for the best taste, as the tortilla chips are best enjoyed while still crispy.

Why This Recipe Works for Weight Loss During Menopause

Menopause can bring challenges like increased belly fat, low confidence, mood swings, and hot flashes. Incorporating high-protein and high-fiber foods into your diet can help manage weight and stabilise blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. This chaat recipe is packed with nutrients and flavors, making it a delightful and healthful option.

  • Chickpeas and Black Beans: Rich in protein and fiber, these keep you full longer and aid in digestion.
  • Mango and Pomegranate Seeds: Provide a sweet and tangy flavor while delivering essential vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Tomatoes and Pepper: Add freshness and are low in calories, helping to bulk up the dish without adding extra weight.
  • Tamarind, Yogurt, and Green Chutney: These ingredients add flavor and are low in calories, making the dish enjoyable and satisfying.
  • Tortilla Chips: While they add a crunch, portion control is key. Cutting them into pieces helps spread the enjoyment without overindulging.

This chaat is not only delicious but also aligns with a balanced diet aimed at weight loss and overall health improvement.

Enjoy this tasty dish while keeping your weight loss journey enjoyable and flavorful!

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