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HARA BHARA CHAT

August 30, 2011 1:58 pm 0 comments

Hara bhara chaat is a tasty and delicious alternative for all those who love the hara bhara kabab. It is a healthy and nutrition vegetarian dish made combined with a mixture of mashed potato, green peas, fresh tomatoes, spicy green chutney and other spices to make a spicy and tangy chaat dish.

This dish adds uniqueness and is exceptionally palatable and appetizing full of flavors. Hara bhara chaat as the name says so gets a nice color from the green peas, fresh coriander leaves and spicy green chili. This distinctive spice mix adds to the flavors of the Hara bhara chaat. Hara bhara chaat is a fantastic vegetarian twist to this ever loving meaty delicacy as this recipe used fresh ingredients like green peas, green chilli and coriander leaves that impart green color to the dish filled with mashed potatoes makes it more delectable.

Chaat is a extraordinary trendy savory dish which adds that extra piquant flavors and are typically served at road side stalls or carts in India. With its origin in east India, chaat has immensely popular all over India and rest of South Asia. Most of the Chaat recipes are based on fried dough with various other ingredients. The original chaat is a mixture of potato pieces, crispy fried bread made with delectable tangy sweet and sour chutneys. Most of the Indian spices used in making the chaats are red chili, coriander powder, jeera powder, saunth (dried ginger), chaat masala, tamarind sauce, fresh green coriander leaves and yoghurt for garnish.

Chaats can be prepared with either few spices or with elaborate spices and chutneys too. There are various variations in making a chaat and some of the very popular dishes are the bhel puri, dahi puri, panipuri, papdi chaat, sev puri, dahi vada, fruit chaat and many more. Chaats are wonderful and exotic dishes which can be eaten anytime especially in evenings during winter days where your taste buds would like to strike high with some spicy, sour and sweet delightful and flavorful dishes.

Most chaat dishes have originated in Uttar Pradesh but are now eaten across the length and breadth of South Asia. Some are results of cultural syncretism – for instance, pav bhaji (Bread/bun with cooked and mashed vegetables) reflects a Portuguese influence, in the form of a bun, and bhel puri (Sev puri), was created by a Gujarati migrant to Mumbai. Chaat specialities vary from city to city like chaat from Agra and Mathura have different flavor and taste in making while in Bihar and Rajasthan, it is prepared differently.

For preparing this tangy and spicy hara bhara chaat, firstly boil the potatoes and green peas separately and mash them well and keep aside. Mix the mashed potato mixture and divide into 2 portions and keep aside. Heat some oil in a pan or kadai and add the boiled and mashed green pea mixture in the kadai and cook for about 2 minutes. Grease a baking bowl with a tablespoon of oil and spread ½ of the potato mixture in the baking bowl. Press it evenly and over that spread some green chutney over it and then spread green peas mixture over that. Now spread the red chutney evenly and put the remaining potato mixture, press well. Apply a table spoon of oil over it and bake in the oven at 200 degree C till it becomes brown is color. Decorate with tomato and onion slices.

Home made chaats are more appetizing, healthy and can be made nutritious than the chaat available on the road side stall. Hence do try new recipes of preparing the chaats as your kids will be highly delightful and can eat healthy food. Do try this yummy recipe, do click on the below link for detailed recipe:

http://www.vahrehvah.com/Hara+Bhara+Chat:3951

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