Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Paapdi Chaat

Ohhh chaats!! who doesnt like it.. I used to relish on those road side chaat shops so much once upon a time!! But since the day I was struck with jaundice in Bangalore, I developed this phobia towards it. But then came in my zeal to try out chaat at home!! You know its so easy to prepare chaats at home if you get the basics correct. So next time you go into one of those chaat walas, notice what all they put in. I've at times asked out of sheer curiosity and ofcourse shamelessly too, "Bhaiyya yeh kya cheez daala apne?"


For the papdi:

  • 1/2 cup - maida
  • 1/4 tsp - carom seeds or ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp - zeera
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

For the topping:

  • 2 - Potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup - Cooked Chick peas
  • 2 tsp - Tamarind-Jaggery chutney
  • 2 tbsp - Coriander Leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - Chilled Curd
  • 1 tsp - red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp - dry roasted zeera powder
  • A Handful of sev
  • Salt to taste


  • Make a dough of maida, ajwain and zeera. Knead well and make small papdis. Prick it with a fork and fry it in oil. Strain and slightly crush them and arrange on a plate.
  • Spread chopped boiled potatoes and chole on it. Make sure you add salt before your spread it on the papdis
  • Add salt into the curd and pour the curd on top.
  • Pour the chutney on top and sprinkle red chilly powder, zeera powder and chopped corianderleaves
  • Sprinkle sev generously on to it and serve.

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