Dahi Papdi Chaat

Chatpata and crisp dahi papdi chaat with cooling yogurt
06/25/2016 3:56:44 PM vindhyadesai

Imagine a rainy evening with a plate of your favourite chaat. Dahi papdi chaat is one of my favourite chaats because of the cool yogurt. Crisp papdis arranged on a plate and adorned with chopped onions, tomatoes, sweet and green chutneys, little spoonfuls of sweet yogurt and some thin sev to finish on top. Sounds mouth-watering? Here’s the recipe, adjust according to taste. I have used homemade whole wheat baked papdis.

Dahi Papdi Chaat
 
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Chatpata and crisp dahi papdi chaat with cooling yogurt
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 plates
Ingredients
For Mint Coriander Chutney (Green Chutney):
  • ½ Cup packed mint leaves/pudina (cleaned and washed)
  • ½ Cup packed coriander leaves (cleaned and washed)
  • 1 Tsp chaat masala
  • ½ or 1 small green chilli
  • ½" ginger
  • ½ Tsp roasted jeera powder
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp yogurt
  • Salt to taste
For Tamarind Dates Chutney (Sweet Chtuney):
  • ¼ Cup chopped and soaked seeded dates (wet ones)
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind pulp or 1 Tbsp thick tamarind paste
  • 2 Tbsp jaggery/gur/bella/unrefined palm sugar
  • 1 to 1¼ Cups of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ Tsp dry ginger powder (sonth)
  • ¼ Tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ Tsp roasted jeera powder
For Dahi Papdi Chaat:
  • 28 papdis
  • 1 boiled potato, lightly crumbled into bite sized pieces
  • 1 finely chopped onion (1/2 Cup)
  • 1 finely chopped tomato (1/2 Cup)
  • ½ Cup green chutney (above)
  • ½ Cup sweet chutney (above)
  • Juice of a lemon or lime
  • Chaat masala to sprinkle
  • Roasted jeera powder to sprinkle
  • 1 Cup smoothly beaten sweet yogurt/curd/dahi
  • Fine Nylon Sev as required
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
Method
  1. To make green chutney, grind all ingredients given under green chutney except yogurt into fine paste with water as required. Add yogurt and mix well. Keep aside
  2. To make sweet chutney, boil tamarind pulp/paste, soaked dates, jaggery with water till thick. Grind into a paste when it cools. Mix in dry ginger powder, red chilli powder, roasted jeera powder and salt and bring it back to boil. Once thick and syrupy, remove from heat and keep aside with green chutney
  3. To make papdi chaat, assemble all ingredients, place 7 papdis per plate
  4. Place a few crumbles of potato on the papdis
  5. Add chopped onions and tomatoes on top
  6. Add a little green chutney and sweet chutney on the papdis
  7. Add a few drops of lemon/lime juice on each papdi
  8. Sprinkle chaat masala and roasted jeera powder
  9. Add little spoonfuls of thick yogurt on the papdis
  10. Sprinkle sev on top all over the papdis
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve immediately
Notes
Both chutneys can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate leftover chutneys and use it for other chaats or tikkis or samosas

Adjust taste of green chutney as per your liking. Add more green chilli if you want. I always add a small spoon of yogurt in my mint chutney, it gives a more rounded mellow flavour

Use store bought papdis if you want

All ingredients for chaat are approximate measurements only. Increase or decrease the quantities as you like. Keep in mind not to pile too many toppings on top of the papdis, keep them bite sized

Chilled yogurt tastes best

Use grated ginger in place of dry ginger powder in sweet chutney

Drop some pomegranate seeds/pearls on top if you like

 Stepwise:

To make green chutney, grind all ingredients given under green chutney except yogurt into fine paste with water as required.  Add yogurt and mix well. Keep aside
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To make sweet chutney, boil tamarind pulp/paste, soaked dates, jaggery with water till thick. Grind into a paste when it cools. Mix in dry ginger powder, red chilli powder, roasted jeera powder and salt and bring it back to boil. Once thick and syrupy, remove from heat and keep aside with green chutney
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To make papdi chaat, assemble all ingredients, place 7 papdis per plate
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Place a few crumbles of potato on the papdis
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Add chopped onions and tomatoes on top
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Add a little green chutney and sweet chutney on the papdis
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Add a few drops of lemon/lime juice on each papdi
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Sprinkle chaat masala and roasted jeera powder
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Add little spoonfuls of thick yogurt on the papdis
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Sprinkle sev on top all over the papdis
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Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve immediately
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