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 Uses of Chaat Masala

  Last Updated : Jan 02,2019

12 Uses of Chaat Masala 

Chaat masala is a blend of spices like cumin, asafoetida, black salt and amchoor that make the masala tangy as well as a little spicy. It is a unique blend in itself and is used all over the Indian subcontinent in a variety of dishes! 

1. As the name suggests, this masala is used the most in chaats, one of India's most famous street foods. It can be used in Aloo chaat, over dahi puri and even in Bhel. This masala is the reason for a slight tanginess in all chaats. 

2. Chaat masala is sprinkled generously over fruit chaats and vegetable salads along with a squeeze of lemon to get that tanginess which complements the sweetness of the fruits.  

3. The masala mix is added to many fruit juices and drinks as a refresher. Sprinkle some over pineapple juice or in fresh lime soda to make the most use of it. 

4. Chaat masala adds a lot of flavor to yogurt based dishes.  As yogurt is one of the main side dishes in India, in its two forms – Raita and Buttermilk, you can sprinkle it over both. Masala Chaas or Salted Lassi is served at every restaurant and dhaba that serves Indian food

5. To impart a tangy taste to your pakodas – potato, banana or onion, just sprinkle a little chaat masala on the hot pakodas and eat them! 

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6. Along with jeera powder, chaat masala is also sprinkled over ghee khakhra and eaten as a snack in Gujarati households. It is also sprinkled over Masala papad or a side of onions in Punjabi restaurants. 

7. Chaat masala is used in healthy salads as well. A simple serving of boiled sprouts with different vegetables and sprinkling of chaatmasala does not need anything else! 

8. Apart from chaats, it is also a famously added to other street foods like dosas, frankies and toast sandwiches.  

9. Chaat masala is also added to various subzis like karela subzi to counter the bitterness or a simple paneer subzi to marinate the paneer in. 

10. In Punjabi food, chaat masala is used in Chole or even to prepare the stuffing of various parathas like Aloo parathas

11. Chaat masala is put on different types of kebabs and tikkas as well, whether vegetarian or not. Besides, it is it utilized in tandoori food too.

12. A different way to utilize this masala is to sprinkle it over some fruit ice-creams and desserts like guava ice cream. Gola, a crushed ice treat, is a typically served with different flavored syrups poured over it along with chaat masala. 


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uses of chaat masala

 by Tarla Dalal
aloo chaat recipe | Indian aloo chaat | aloo chaat using baby potatoes | quick and easy aloo chaat | with 13 amazing images. Looking for something to kill your evening hunger pang? here we have a very scrummptious recipe that is loved by all the generations made with baby potatoes that is Aloo chaat. Every Indian household has its own way of making aloo chaat. Aloo chaat is also a very famous Mumbai Street Food and Delhi street food which can be even served as an evening snack or a light meal. This Indian aloo chaat can also be cooked by a amateur cook and I am sure that no one can go wrong with it, as it is super easy to make. It can be made with boiled as well as fried potatoes, we have used boiled potatoes for making this tasty aloo chaat which also makes it a little healthier. To make aloo chaat, wash, boil and peel baby potatoes, Cut them horizotally into two and transfer in a deep bowl. Add tomatoes and onions which would add a unique flavor to our aloo chaat. Further, add chaat masala, we have used home made chaat masala, it is also readily available in shops. Add lemon juice, coriander and mix well. Your quick aloo chaat is ready, serve it for evening snack or you can even use it as an accompniment with your main course. Aloo Chaat is a mouth-watering treat that everybody loves! Tasty baby potatoes are combined with onions and tomatoes, as well as peppy chaat masala and tangy lemon juice to make a really flavourful treat. It feels wonderful to bite into this exciting treat, which is soft, crispy and chewy too. Prepare aloo chaat just before serving, otherwise the vegetables will get soggy. Serve with Sev and Papadi to add a crunch to this delicious Aloo Chaat. Enjoy aloo chaat recipe | Indian aloo chaat | aloo chaat using baby potatoes | quick and easy aloo chaat | with detailed step by step recipe photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
bhel puri recipe | bhel puri chaat | homemade bhel puri | enjoy with amazing 18 pictures. An awesomely crunchy and spicy snack, the bhel puri features puffed rice which is mixed with chutneys and spices to get a really chatpatta flavour. bhel puri chaat is a wonderful preparation of puffed rice tossed together with a lot of tangy chutneys, aromatic seasonings, crunchy veggies and flavourful garnishes. Onions, aloo, lemon juice, nylon sev and other elements bring in a variety of textures and tastes to this sumptuous bhel puri snack, which can even double up as a meal. Though bhel puris are easily available on every other street, where a chaat wallah would be making it but the bhel made at home is efficient and healthy. Now, you can recreate the magic in your own kitchen with this simple recipe. We have prepared homemade bhel puri by taking puffed rice which is the main ingredient to the dish, added onions, boiled potatoes, khajur imli ki chutney, green chutney, garlic chutney, fresh coriander, chaat masala, lemon juice, sev and crushed papdi and mixed everything together. The bhel puri chaat is ready to be assembled. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and garnish each portion with sev, papdis, masala dal, raw mango, coriander and 1 papdi. If you have all the chutneys prepared and stored bhelpuri can be prepared in a jiffy, not only Mumbai street style bhel puri but any chaat can be prepared quickly. It is difficult to make the chutneys and dry masala powder in very small quantities, so you can make a little more as shown here and store the remaining quantities in dry airtight containers in the fridge to use later. Keep the ingredients ready beforehand, but assemble this quick and easy snack just before serving to enjoy the tempestuous blast of fresh flavours and textures. Enjoy bhel puri recipe | bhel puri chaat | homemade bhel puri | with detailed step by step photo and video below.
What is amazing about this tangy Fruit Chaat is that it is perfect for any season. In the winter, you will enjoy the perky flavours, while in the summer you will enjoy the juiciness of the fruits. In short, it brings together the best of both worlds. Chopped and chilled fruits are tossed with the chutneys and spice powders that are typically used in chaats, to give a juicy, crunchy, peppy flavoured treat that will refresh your taste buds. The roasted jeera powder and black salt are especially effective in boosting the naturally rich flavour and aroma of the fruits. Fruits add a refreshing taste and flavour to salads too. Check out our Fruit Based Salad recipes. Enjoy how to make Fruit Chaat recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
A chatpata drink of juiced pineapple, perked up with black salt and spice powders like chaat masala, the Pineapple Masala Drink really leaves a tingling sensation on your taste buds. The refreshing drink is further garnished with chopped pineapple pieces, which gives it a nice mouth-feel too. An all-rounder that is guaranteed to delight, the Pineapple Masala Drink must be served immediately after preparation because its flavour and colour lose their original sheen after a while. You can also try other peppy drinks like the Pineapple and Muskmelon Drink or Watermelon and Coconut Water Drink .
aloo pakora recipe | Punjabi style aloo pakora | potato bhajji | street style aloo pakora | aloo pakore | with amazing 26 images. aloo pakora recipe is a simple and easy snack which is a Punjabi style aloo pakora. Moist and soft on inside and crisp outside is aloo pakora, unlike other pakora’s. Aloo pakoda is made with simple and basic ingredients that are easily available in every household. To make aloo pakora we have first made a batter by combining besan, rice flour, carom seeds, chilli powder, tumeric powder, asafoetida, coriander leaves, oil, baking soda and water. We have made it into a smooth batter. Further, we have heated oil in a kadhai, dipped potato slices in the batter and deep fried them until golden brown. While serving aloo pakora we have sprinkled some chaat masala over it. Looking for a quick and easy evening snack or something to eat with a piping hot cup of tea on a rainy day? Punjabi style aloo pakora are an ideal choice. Pakora also known as pakoda, pakodi, bhaji, bhajiya is originated from India. It is a deep fried snack, basically a fritter. It is found in restaurants and also sold by food vendors on the streets. Also, It is a famous Indian street food, found all over. Pakora is made by choosing a main ingredient like onion, paneer, spinach, eggplant, cauliflower, corn etc. which is then dipped in Bengal gram batter and deep fried. Here we have used potato which is loved by everyone Punjabi style aloo pakora is my personal favourite out of all the pakora’s. I usually make Punjabi style aloo pakora for my father-in law and husband for evening snack, they are a big fan of aloo pakoda’s and they have it with a cup of tea, it is a perfect combo. I also make it when last minute guests walk in as it is simple, easy and quick but also very mouth-watering and delicious and we can bet your guests would love it!! aloo pakora also fall under the category of famous street foods. It is widely sold all over India and specially Maharashtra. Serve aloo pakora with green chutney and tomato ketchup. Enjoy aloo pakora recipe | Punjabi style aloo pakora | potato bhajji | street style aloo pakora | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy and super crispy Onion Rings have the power to transform a boring afternoon into a super exciting one! This delicious snack, which is a favourite with all age groups – especially kids – can be easily made at home provided you know a few simple secrets. A dash of baking powder to make the rings puff up, and a little powdered sugar to get an attractive brown colour, not to forget a lacing of herby flavours and peppy chaat masala. And there, you have an irresistible snack that is a must-have on a Burgers platter! Burger plus Onion Rings plus a drink is the world’s most awesome snack combo.
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer schezwan frankie | paneer schezwan tortilla wrap | Indo-Chinese frankie | with 25 amazing images. The paneer schezwan frankie is one chatpata Indo - Chinese frankie, where the tortillas are loaded with a tongue-tickling mix of paneer and veggies with tongue-tickling sauces like Schezwan sauce and soy sauce. With its amazing mix of textures and flavours, this paneer schezwan tortilla wrap is great to serve at parties or to enjoy as an evening snack. Your kids will love to sink their teeth into one paneer schezwan frankie when they return from school. Frankies have a very high excitement quotient – for the sheer thrill of biting into a paneer schezwan frankie and discovering the treasures wrapped into it is just amazing! Notes on paneer schezwan frankie. 1. If not preparing schezwan paneer Frankie immediately, stack the cooked tortillas one above another, this will help in maintaining the softness and prevents them from drying out. Try other such recipes like Mix Vegetable Cheese Frankie or Aloo Cheese Frankie. Learn to make paneer schezwan frankie | paneer schezwan tortilla wrap | Indo-Chinese frankie | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
Buttery bread with tongue-tickling chutneys, crunchy onions, a mouth-watering filling and gooey cheese – this sandwich has it all made to become a blockbuster! This is a variant of Mumbai’s classic aloo toast, with a little boiled moong added to the stuffing. With the same spicy and chatpata taste, enticing crispness and buttery mouth-feel, the Cheese Aloo Moong Toast is also a sure-shot favourite. You can make this sumptuous snack with whole wheat bread too, if you wish. Also try other Mumbai roadside recipes like the Cheese Masala Toast Sandwich or Toasted Samosa Sandwich .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Cottage cheese transforms into a tongue-tickling treat when marinated in spice powders and cooked crisp along with other yummy ingredients like capsicum and onions. This, the all-time favourite Paneer Tikka, tastes awesome whether it is had plain or in a masaledar gravy as shown in this recipe. A selection of whole spices and spice powders along with tomato pulp and cream give the gravy an intense flavour and lusciously creamy mouth-feel, which complement the crispy and tasty paneer cubes. The Paneer Tikka Masala is a fantastic dish to enjoy with Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan .
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is an off-beat but awesome tikka made with mushrooms and coloured capsicum, with a dash of onion for crunch and myriad spices for taste. The Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka relies on a large range of spices and spice powders, but you are sure to find all of them in your kitchen shelves, so you do not have to worry. Carom and caraway seeds work wonders in spiking up the aroma and taste of this tikka, and so do other ingredients like dried fenugreek leaves and chaat masala. This is a really flavour-packed and exciting treat for mushroom lovers, and is sure to make tea-time very special. You can also serve it as a starter at parties . Green chutney goes well with this tikka.
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