Papdi Chaat

Papdi Chaaat: Crispy flat fried papdis topped with potatoes, moong sprouts, onions, chutneys, yogurt and crispy sev. The perfect combination of crunch,sweet and spicy flavors.

Papdi Chaat

“I think of street food as the antidote to fast food; it’s the clear alternative to the king, the clown and the colonel.” -Anthony Bourdain

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Chaat

If there’s one thing that will leave you wanting more after visiting India it’s chaat, or street food. Chaat, which literally translates into “taste” is the general term for South Asian street food. There are cities, in fact neighborhoods, known for their street food.

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One of my favorite kinds of chaat is Papdi chaat, crispy flat fried crackers (papdis) topped with potatoes, moong sprouts, onions, chutneys, yogurt and crispy sev. The perfect combination of crunchy, sweet and spicy flavors.

Papdi Chaat

A Party Appetizer

This is a perfect party appetizer. Prepare all the ingredients in advance, setting up a Papdi chaat station and allow your guests to assemble it themselves to their taste. As a host, you get to enjoy and not worry about serving or reheating anything.

Papdi Chaat

Using Up Leftovers

I don’t think Papdi chaat gets the credit it deserves, it’s literally the perfect canvas for add your favorite combination of crunchy, sweet and spicy flavors. It’s also the perfect way to use leftovers. Left over Imli Chole? Add them to your papdi chaat. That tiny bit of aloo sabzi and small bowl of leftover rajma? Add it to your chaat. Top it off with chutneys, yogurt, chaat masala, and crispy sev and your quick yet chatpata lunch is sorted!  


Since street foods are popular around Holi the Indian spring harvest festival also known as “The Festival of Colors” this fun yet festive dish will help make your Holi menu colorful and flavorful.

Papdi Chaat

Papdi Chaat
 
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Crispy flat fried crackers (papdis) topped with potatoes, moong sprouts, onions, chutneys, yogurt and crispy sev. The perfect combination of crunch,sweet and spicy flavors.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • papdis, usually a packet has 30-35
  • 1 potato, boiled & mashed
  • ¼ cup hari churney (mint & coriander)
  • ¼ cup tamarind & date Chutney
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt, whipped
  • ¼ cup onions, finely diced
  • ¼ cup tomatoes; chopped
  • ¼ cup boiled & slightly mashed sprouts or chickpeas
Garnish
  • sev
  • cilantro, chopped
  • chaat masala
  • pomegrante
Method
  1. Arrange papdis in a plate.
  2. Top it with mashed boiled potatoes, chana/sprouts, onions, tomatoes, yogurt, mint coriander chutney and tamarind date chutney.
  3. Sprinkle chaat masala liberally.
  4. Garnish with sev, pomegrante, and chopped coriander.
  5. Serve immediately and repeat for remaining papdis.
Notes
You can put as little or as much toppings as you like. For a sweeter tooth add more tamarind & date chutney and for a spicer kick, the mint coriander chutney.

 

If you’d Iike more inspiration on how to celebrate Holi at home, here’s some ideas:

Homemade Edible Paint
Little Mirchi’s First Holi
Thandai
Lassi | two ways

Enjoy!

 

 

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