Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, Healthy North Indian Chaat

Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, Healthy North Indian Chaat

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You are sure to enjoy this scrumptious chaat made with healthy non-fried moong dal pakodis. Absolute joy with no guilt attached!

Here, the pakodis are cooked in a different way on the tava instead of deep-frying them. Thereafter, a splash of curds and chutneys add a flavourful touch to the pakodis, transforming them into a yummy chaat.

We have used a small amount of sweet chutney in the Non-Fried Pakodi Chaat, but you can avoid even that if you want. The green chutney, spice powders and pomegranate are good enough to give it a taste that will please any chaat lover.

Apart from the fact that this snack is non-fried, the green moong dal and curds increase the protein content too, making it a nutritious treat that you can enjoy joyfully!

Looking for more healthy snacks? Try Healthy Momos and Oats Tikki .

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Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, Healthy North Indian Chaat recipe - How to make Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, Healthy North Indian Chaat

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 plates
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For The Pakodis (makes 24 Pakodis)
5 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1/4 tsp fruit salt
3 tsp oil and cooking

Other Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whisked curds (dahi)
6 tsp green chutney
sweet chutney
salt for sprinkling
1/2 tsp chilli powder for sprinkling
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder for sprinkling
6 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
12 tsp pomegranate (anar)
For the pakodis

    For the pakodis
  1. Combine the green moong dal and enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer using ¼ cup of water till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl ,add the asafoetida, green chilli paste and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  4. Just before making the pakodis, put the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the mixture. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with ¼ tsp of oil and put a small portion of the mixture at regular intervals on it. Cover them with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Smear ¼ tsp of oil evenly over them and turn them over. Again cover them with the lid and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove them from the tava (griddle) and immediately soak them in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 minutes. Thereafter, squeeze out the water from the pakodis and keep aside.
  8. Repeat steps 4 to 6 to make more pakodis. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place 4 soaked pakodis on a serving plate and spread ¼ cup of whisked curds evenly over them.
  2. Spread 1 tsp of green chutney and 1½ tsp sweet chutney evenly over them.
  3. Finally sprinkle a littles salt, 1/8 tsp of chilli powder, 1/8 tsp of cumin seeds powder, 1 tsp of coriander and 2 tsp of pomegranate evenly over them.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 5 more plates.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per plate
Energy128 cal
Protein5.2 g
Carbohydrates10.9 g
Fiber1.2 g
Fat5.9 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium13.7 mg

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Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, Healthy North Indian Chaat
 on 23 Oct 18 08:12 AM

It seems interesting and very tempting
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Indra, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
23 Oct 18 08:38 AM
Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, Healthy North Indian Chaat
 on 16 Aug 17 10:21 AM

Wow! Very tempting food shot... The same was the reaction of my family member when i presented this dish on dinner table to them. Nobody could guess that this isn''t deep-fried... I am happy to cook something healthy and tasty for my family. Tx for the recipe.