Papdi Chaat

Papdi chaat is a popular north indian street food.
For the papdi chaat
24 flat crisp papdis 

250 grams chilled fresh curd or yogurt, whisked till smooth

1 large potato boiled, peeled and chopped

2 cups boiled chickpeas

1 small to medium onion, finely chopped

1 small to medium tomato, finely chopped,

¼ cup chopped coriander chutney ½ cup tamarind  chutney 1 teaspoon red chili powder 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

1 to 2 teaspoons chaat  masala 1 teaspoon black salt  , salt to taste 2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice optional

 1 cup nylon sev 
For the spicy green mint and coriander chutney
1 cup chopped mint leaves(pudina)½ cup chopped coriander leaves(dhania patta)1 green chili, chopped1 to 2 teaspoon lime or lemon juice, black salt, add as required
For the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
½ cup tamarind (imli),½ cup jaggery (gur) 

1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)

½ teaspoon red chili powder.
How to make recipe
Cooking the chickpeas
you need to soak the chickpeas in enough water overnight or for a good 6-7 hours. then cook or pressure cook the chickpeas with water and salt/black salt till it is completely cooked.
Making the green mint coriander chutney:
blend all the ingredients with very little water to a smooth paste.
Making the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
boil the tamarind and dates in water.

when they become soft add the jaggery and the spice powders and salt.

Cook further till the jaggery melts
For assembling the papdi chaat:
arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate.

Top it up with chopped boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas.

You can add chopped onions and tomatoes to it, but its optional.

sprinkle some chaat masala 

Top these with cold yogurt whisked.
top it up with the green chutney as much as you want.
and then with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder, cumin powder and black salt.

garnish with coriander leaves. sprinkle sev on top and this step is also optional.

Add a dash of lemon juice to the papdi chaat if you want.

Serve papdi chaat immediately.


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