Papdi Chat

Papdi chat is a recent option (by recent i mean about a decade old) to the ever growing list of chat items on the streets of mumbai. To think of it as a snack makes me feel guilty enough to recommend, but having friends who almost every alternate day opt for this, suggests that it is indeed a popular dish. I agree it tastes wonderful but really depends on how it is made. I have tasted versions that make me feel bloated after consuming less than 1/4th of the portion as well as the ones that made me ask for more.
Essentially it is a bhelpuri kind of mixture which only uses the sev puri papdis(flat crispy puri) instead of murmuras( puffed rice).
I made this for evening snacks one day and it ruined the dinner appetite for dear hubby.But I dont think he had any complains. The best part however was that my son also liked it so I believe this will work with kids as well


Ingredients
1 cup crushed papdis
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 potato boiled and finely chopped (roughly mashed)
2 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped
1 tspn finely chopped green chilly
1 tspn chat masala
a pinch of black salt
a pinch of roasted cumin seeds powder
a pinch of amchur /dry mango powder
Green chutney (Coriander, mint,salt,cumin seeds ground together)
Tamarind chutney (Tamarind pulp, jaggery, roasted cumin seeds, red chilli powder,salt boiled with some water and ground to a paste)
Nylon Sev/ Regular sev to top
Method
1) In a large bowl, add the ingredients in the order listed above while stirring constantly
2) Add the chutneys to form a nice mixture
3) Serve , garnished with sev, coriander

16 comments:

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wow that is delicious!!! love chaats!!

Sowmya

Manjula Bharath said...

wow thats an yummy and delicious papdi chaat :) love the way have crushed the papdi's and used instead of placing the topping on top of each papdi :)

Sapana Behl said...

Same pinch dear ! I think we have some kind of telepathic attachment when planning the recipes. Yours platter looks yummy !

Priya Suresh said...

Cant stop drooling myself here, wish i get that plate from the screen rite now..Delicious papdi chaat.

Shruti said...

I simply love this one!!! Superb post... Have been on your space for the 1st time n happy to connect :)

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Padmajha PJ said...

The next time you make chaat, I am coming over :).I love all type of chaats but a little lazy to make them now a days...

Srivalli said...

I would love to dig into this right now..very nice..Pradnya..

Pavani N said...

yumm.. yumm.. such a filling chaat.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks absolutely delicious Pradnya...

Rajani S said...

Chaats do fill up our tummies (even big ones like mine :D), its best served around 6:30-7 as an early dinner. My husband washes it down with a glass of buttermilk and he is done with his 'dinner'..

Harini-Jaya R said...

A treat for all the chaat lovers !!

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks absolutely delicious!!!!

Suma Gandlur said...

I can eat these kind of chaat items for all my three meals. So yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

I can eat these kind of chaat items for all my three meals. So yummy.

Preeti Garg said...

This chaat look so delicious and lip smacking..

Archana Potdar said...

OMG this is yum Pradnya. Well at my place too one I start making chaat its dinner.:D I loved the easy way out it gave me.

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