Papdi Chaat


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Chaat shares a special place on our food list and also in our hearts. Tasteful papadi chaat recreates the magic of sweet and tangy chatpata taste with papdis( gram flour fried cakes) with an easy recipe.

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32 crisp papdis
4 Bhalla(vadas)
2 medium potatoes (boiled & peeled)
1/2 cup boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
4 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
3 tsp chaat masala
2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tsp chilli powder
2 cups curds (dahi)
Sweet chutney As required
Green chutney As required
salt to taste

200 gms tamarind (imli) pulp
200 gms jaggery (gur)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp chirongi nuts (charoli)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

1 bunch coriander (dhania)
4 to 5 green chillies
6 flakes garlic (lehsun)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
salt and tamarind (imli) pulp to taste

  1. Soak the bhallas in hot water for 15 minutes, squeeze the water and keep aside. chop the potatoes fine.
  2. Beat the curd and add salt, 1 tsp. red chilies, black salt and 1 tsp. cumin powder. mix well.
  3. Take the papadis and dip in the curd mixture and arrange them in a flat serving dish.
  4. Put little chopped patatoes, channas and bhallas on the papadis.
  5. Pour the curd mixture on it.
  6. Pour little sweet chutney and a little green chutney on top.

To make the sweet chutney

    To make the sweet chutney
  1. Soak tamarind for an hour and extract the pulp.
  2. Cook the pulp and jaggery in a saucepan for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat,
  4. Cool and add salt, black salt and chironji seeds and stir well.

To make the green chutney

    To make the green chutney
  1. Grind all the ingredients under green chutney to a smooth paste.
  2. Add little water according to the required consistency.

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This recipe was contributed by sonaprem on 13 Feb 2002

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