Weekends and most of the families are found near the Chaat walas having a great time eating their favourite chaats. Chaats are always tempting and the excitement one gets in eating the hot chaat at the road side is thrilling. One such chaat is the Papdi Chaat.Papdi chaat is one of the all time favorites and prepared with variety of toppings. The papdi are placed in the plate and a bed of aromatic sweet, tangy and savory chutneys, mashed potatoes, tomatoes, onions, sev, and the sweet yoghurt spread over them along with sprinkle of chaat masala and chilli powder. Wow! Mouth’s watering. It’s a true comfort food, delicious and economical too. We should appreciate the chaat walas for their creative skills in presenting the papdi chaat to us. We can also create the same atmosphere at home when you have friends or visitors and treat them with an array of chaats. They are really crowd pulling appetizers and can be eaten any time. Papdi chaat is simple and easy to prepare. Papdis are readily available in the market or else you can also prepare at home or use the small puris of pani puri. Take the puris which are not puffed and use it as a papdi. You get round papdi or layered papdis too.
aloo - 0 - as needed
chaat masala powder - 0 - as needed
coriander leaves - 1 -bunch
cucumber finely chopped - 0 - as needed
cumin powder - 0 - as needed
curd sweet - 0 - as needed
green chutney - 0 - as needed
onions chopped - 1 - number
papdi - 5 - number
red chilli powder - 0 - as needed
sev - 0 - as needed
sweet tamarind chutney - 0 - as needed
tomatoes - 1 - number
take a plate,spread papdi apply sweet chutney, aloo pices,cucumber,tomatoes,onion, green chutney, sweet curd, then sprinkle red chilli powder, chaat masala,cumin powder, sev, again top it with curd then sprinkle coriander leaves.
Presenting the papdis is the most important part. You can use all your creative and innovative skills to present them. Take the papdis, place them nicely in a plate, top it with sweet sauce, and put some small cut boiled potatoes, put some cut tomatoes, cucumbers, chopped onions, sweet yoghurt, green chutney, hot sauce and sprinkle sev over them and repeat adding sweet yoghurt and the tangy chutney and serve. You can have your own variations for topping the papdis. They only need to be artfully arranged with zesty toppings and vibrant garnishes to be impressive. You can also leave it to your children to be more innovative and bring out their creativeness. Kids would also enjoy doing it. For watching the video of papdi chaat do click this link: www.vahrehvah.com/papdi+chaat:6454