Saturday, April 18, 2009

Quick and easy Papdi Chaat

“Chaat” word itself makes your mouth water. Usually it takes little time and effort to make “papdi” at home, so I tried this quick and easy version and got almost the same yummy results. Great for summer snacks. Kids love this tangy chaat too!

For Papdi Chaat [6 servings]
Tortilla scoops (chips) – ½ packet
Potatoes – 2
Sweet Onions -1
Tomatoes- 2 (optional)
Cilantro -1/2 cup
Garbanzo beans – 1 can
Green Cilantro chutney – 1 cup
Imli sweet chutney – 1 cup
Thin sev – 1 cup
Yogurt- 1 cup
Sugar – 1tsp
Dry Ingredients:
Chaat Masala – 1 tbsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin seeds – 1 tsp (powdered)
Salt as per taste

Preparation for papdi chaat:
  • Blend yogurt into smooth consistency by adding a little milk (not to runny). Add salt, sugar and half chaat masala to it. Keep aside.
  • Prepare green cilantro chutney and Imli chutney and keep ready. (You can also fine these chutneys in Indian grocery stores.)
  • Boil, peel and mash potatoes. Finely chop sweet onions and tomatoes. Clean and chop cilantro finely as well.
  • Take the garbanzo beans in a colander and wash thoroughly.
Assembling the Papri chaat:
In a plate, arrange the tortilla scoops evenly. On each scoop add potatoes and garbanzo beans. Now add one big spoon of beaten yogurt on the filled scoops, all over the plate.
Then add green and imli chutney over it. Top it off with fine sev, chopped onions, tomatoes (optional), chopped cilantro, chaat masala, red chili powder and salt.
Serve immediately and enjoy this lip smacking snack anytime :-) .

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