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Dahi Sev Batata puri is a delicious and popular chaat sold on the streets of Mumbai. It is very simple to make and this dish literally means a small puri filled with mashed potato, spicy curd and sprinkled with sev.
Dahi sev batata puri is yummy and a favorite dish to many especially kids as it is sweet, tangy and spicy to eat. In this dish along with the yoghurt you will also find a delectable sweet and tangy red chutney which is absolutely exotic to taste and full of flavors.
Chaats are the most adored and trendy street food like by one and all. Most of the chaats originated in Uttar Pradesh and from they on migrated to other states of India. Bhelpuri and Sev puri was created by a Gujarati migrant to Mumbai. Mumbai is mainly the hub of most of these chaat vendors. You can find a variety of chaat stalls at the beaches of Mumbai catering to different types of customers.
Some of the most popular chaats are the Bhel puri, Sev puri, Paani puri, Dahi sev batata puri, papdi chaat, dahi puri and not to forget the Pav bhajji (a bread or bun served with cooked mashed vegetables in a tangy tomato sauce). This dish reflects a Portuguese influence. Chaats are fantastic savory snacks, light and appetizing to eat typically served at road side tracks from stalls or carts. They are immensely popular and especially craved for by the kids.
Dahi Sev Batata Puri is traditionally served in a wide plate placing the puri (small puris used for paani puri) slightly crushed on the top. Each puri is filled with mashed boiled potato, followed by finely chopped onions and tomatoes. They are then spooned with some well beaten fresh salted yoghurt followed by yummy green chutney and sweet chutney. Over that sprinkled with some chaat masala and pinch of red chili powder. Finally it is finished off with some sev and garnished with fresh coriander leaves. Generally about 6 to 8 dahi sev batata puris are served in one single plate. The thought of the chaat itself makes your mouth waters and tempting.
To prepare delicious home made Dahi Sev Batata Puri, firstly mix semolina, salt and enough water to knead the dough. Knead the dough with your hands to make soft and smooth dough. Set aside covered with a wet cloth for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Take a fist sized lump of dough and make a ball. Using some dry flour or semolina, roll the dough into big thin rounds. Take a cutter and cut them into small puris; approximately about 1 ½ “diameter. (You may use a sharp edged lid of a bottle too if the size is right). Remove the frills formed on the sides and mix into the remaining dough.
Heat oil in a kadai or pan and deep fry the small puris until they are very light brown and crisp. Keep the puris dough covered with a moist muslin cloth if there is delay in frying. Drain and rest in a colander or over kitchen paper for a while for the oil to dry out. Store these fried puris in an airtight container when cooled.
Use these puris whenever you wish to prepare the dahi sev batata puri. Home made chaats are always delicious and yummy to eat. More over they are healthy and nutritious to eat. Do try this dish and recreate the chaat magic at home with this easy Dahi sev batata puri. Click on the below link for detailed recipe: