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Papad Tomato Chaat

9 Oct

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Papad Tomato Chaat.

Tomato and onion are finely chopped and mixed with sweet corn and spice powders. The mixture is then layered on to freshly roasted papad and papad tomato chaat is served immediately.
Makes: One Serving of Papad Tomato Chaat.

Ingredients:

Pepper Papad 1
Tomato 1
Onion 1 Tbsp (Chopped)
Sweet Corn 3 – 4 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Salt to Taste
Sesame Oil 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Cilantro few Sprigs

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop the tomato discarding the seeds.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Microwave papad for around 25 seconds and remove onto a plate.
Alternatively, heat the papad on direct flame until crisp.

In a mixing bowl, mix together tomato, onion, sweet corn, red chili powder, salt, sesame oil, lemon juice and cilantro.
Layer the above mixture onto the roasted papad and serve immediately.
Notes: Make sure to remove the seeds inside the tomato.

Suggestions: Adjust any seasoning if necessary.
Variations: You can also layer few pinches of chaat masala onto the papad. Check other recipes with papad here.
Other Names: Papad Tomato Chaat.

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Corn Edamame Chaat

30 Aug

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Corn Edamame Chaat.

Fresh sweet corn is boiled along with edamame. Both of them are then mixed with onion and seasonings. Serve corn edamame chaat immediately when it is still warm.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Corn Edamame Chaat.

Ingredients:

Corn Kernels 1 Cup
Shelled Edamame 1/2 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Chaat Masala 1 tsp
Red Chile Powder a Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame Oil few Drops

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Separate leaves, wash and finely chop the cilantro.
Boil the corn or steam it till its soft.
Use a knife to chop off the corn kernels from the cob.
Boil the edamame till just soft.

In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients.
Serve corn edamame chaat immediately.
Notes: Make sure corn and edamame are cooked right.

Suggestions: Adjust seasonings according to your preference.
Variations: Check other recipes with corn here.
Other Names: Corn Edamame Chaat.

Papad Potato Chaat

28 Aug

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Papad Potato Chaat.

Potatoes are boiled, peeled and mashed with spices. Chopped onion, potato mixture and herbs are layered on roasted papad along with chaat masala powder. Serve papad potato chaat immediately.
Makes: 2 Servings of Papad Potato Chaat.

Ingredients:

Peppercorn Papad 2
Potato 2 Small
Onion 1
Roasted Peanuts 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Cilantro few sprigs
Red Chile Powder few Pinches
Chaat Masala 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder a Pinch
Nylon Sev 4 Tbsps
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Wash and halve the potatoes.
Boil the potatoes in water for around 15 minutes or until it is cooked.
Peel and mash the potato and keep aside.

Peel and finely chop onion.
Clean and finely chop cilantro.

In a mixing bowl, mix together mashed potato, half of chaat masala, cumin powder, onion, roasted peanuts, cilantro, lemon juice and salt.
Place the papad in microwave for half a minute.

In a serving plate, place the roasted papad.
Layer the roasted papad with potato mixture and few tablespoons of sev.
Sprinkle chaat masala and red chile powder.
Garnish with cilantro and serve papad potato chaat immediately.
Notes: Make sure to roast the papad just before serving.

Suggestions: Make sure to adjust red chili powder and lemon juice according to your preference.
Variations: Check other papad recipes here.
Other Names: Papad Potato Chaat.

Dry Peas Chaat

2 Apr

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Pacchi Batani Chaat.

Dry peas are first soaked overnight and cooked till soft using a pressure cooker. The cooked dry green peas are then briefly fried to remove any excess moisture. The peas are then mixed with chaat masala and lemon juice. Serve dry peas chaat garnished with cilantro and a pinch of chaat masala.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Dry Peas Chaat.

Ingredients:

Dry Green Peas 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Chaat Masala 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 2
Cilantro few sprigs
Oil 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Soak dry green peas in water overnight and pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 2 whistles.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Wash and finely chop cilantro.
Mix together chaat masala, red chile powder and salt.

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
When cumin seeds change color, add cooked green peas and turmeric powder.
Fry fry for a minute or two, season with salt and remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together cooked peas, chaat masala mixture, lemon juice, onion and cilantro.
Serve dry peas chaat garnished with cilantro and a pinch of chaat masala.
Notes: Make sure dry green peas are cooked well or cook it in the pan till soft. .

Suggestions: Make sure to adjust red chile powder and chaat masala to taste.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped tomato to the dry peas chaat.
Other Names: Dry Peas Chaat, Pacchi Batani Chaat.

Quick Corn Chaat

8 Dec

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Quick Corn Chaat.

This is a quick and tasty chaat with corn. Use boiled corn and briefly stir fry it with chaat masala powder. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm corn chaat immediately.
Makes: around a Serving of Quick Corn Chaat.

Ingredients:

Corn Kernels 1 Cup app.
Chaat Masala 1 Tbsp
Amchur Powder 1 tsp
Red Chile Powder a Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Boil the corn or steam it till its soft.
Use a knife to chop off the corn kernels from the cob.
If using canned corn, wash the corn and strain it.

Heat oil in a pan, add corn and fry for a minute.
Stir in chaat masala, amchur powder and salt.
Fry for couple more seconds and remove from heat.
Sprinkle red chile powder and garnish the corn chaat with cilantro.
Notes: Make sure corn is cooked well before adding the spice powders.

Suggestions: Make sure to use minimum oil and make sure not to burn any of the spices.
Variations: You can also add mustard seeds or cumin seeds to the oil before adding corn.
Other Names: Quick Corn Chaat.