Papri Chaat (Papdi Chaat)

A yummy, famous Indian snack assorted with crunchy base of Papdi (crisp puris) topped with lip-smacking spicy and sweet chutneys, veggies and curd.

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Ingredients:

Papri:

  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 2 cups white flour
  • ½ tsp ajwain seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • water
  • oil to deep fry
  • salt to taste

Chaat:

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 potato boiled and peeled
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ onion
  • 2 tbsp paneer (optional)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala (optional)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • red chili powder, salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander chutney
  • 2 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • coriander leaves to garnish

How to make Papri Chaat:

  1. Sift flour, ajwain, salt in a bowl.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of oil. Using both hands, rub the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Add a little water at a time and bind the flour into a soft, pliable dough. Knead it really well for about 5-7 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into two equal halves. Roll each half into large thin rounds. Prick all over with fork. Cut out 2 inch rounds from it with a round cookie cutter.
  4. Heat oil in deep frying pan and fry a few at a time over medium heat to a crisp golden color.
  5. Place ready papris on the serving plate.
  6. Mix chopped potato, tomato, onion, chickpeas and paneer (optional).
  7. Add the spices: cumin seeds, chaat masala and salt and paper to the taste. Place the mix on top of the papris.
  8. Top with yogurt and chutneys. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
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