DAHI PAAPADI CHAAT




OMG!! the one thing( OK ! maybe more) I crave for when I'm far away from home. This is actually a delhi street food. Extremely popular as an appetizer at parties! It can definitely be plated to kill!

So how to do we eat this thing? looks a bit messy right? well.........you have to put the entire thing in your mouth and its an absolute explosion of flavors - spicy , sweet, sour etc............. so yeah! if you prefer you can eat it by yourself without anybody watching you in the comforts of your house.........finger licking good!..............wink!so lets go the recipe!:)


INGREDIENTS:
paapadi - a packet
chopped onions- 1 big
potato(peeled, cubed and boiled)- 1 or 2(I didnt use)
red chili powder - as required
chaat masala - as required
green chutney - as required (recipe below)
tamarind chutney - recipe here
sweetened yoghurt - see below
chopped coriander leaves to garnish
sev - recipe here or can be store bought


for the sweetened yoghurt:
yoghurt - 1 cup
sugar- 1 tbsp
salt

for the green chutney:
mint leaves - 1/2 cup
coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
garlic - 2 to 3 cloves
onion - 1/2
green chilies - 1 (according to your spice level)
chaat masala - 1 tsp
lemon juice - 1 tbsp
salt
water



PROCESS:

to make the sweetened yoghurt:
  • whisk the yoghurt till nice and creamy. Add in the sugar and salt. Keep aside.

to make the green chutney:
  • Put all the ingredients listed under 'green chutney' into the blender with the required amount of water (start with little) to form a thick sauce.
NOW TO ASSEMBLE THE DAHI PAAPADI
  • In a serving plate spread the paapadi neatly leaving space between each.
  • Next add a dollop of sweetened yoghurt over each paapadi.
  • Next add a bit of potato(if you are using)
  • Next comes a bit of chopped onions
  • Next add a pinch of chaat masala and chili powder
  • Top of with bit of green chutney and tamarind sauce
  • Lastly add a generous amount of sev on top and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
notes:
  • Assemble them only before serving. Otherwise it will get soggy.

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