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Papri Chat

Papri chaat
, paapri chaat or papdi chaat is a popular traditional fast food and street food from the Indian . Papri chaat is traditionally prepared using crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled chick peas, boiled potatoes, dahi (yogurt) and tamarind chutney and topped with chaat masala and sev. The papri are typically prepared with refined white flour and ghee or oil. Mint, cilantro and spices may also be used. The dish has sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors and a creamy and crunchy texture.
"Papri" refers to the wafers, and the word "
chaat" derived from Sanskrit verb "Ca" means tasting with a fingertip and represents the sound made thereby- it refers to several fast food dishes and snacks. "Chaat" is a thick cream in Hindi.
The term also refers to a variety of dishes in India.
A recipe for papdi (as purika) is mentioned in
Manasollasa, a 12th-century Sanskrit encyclopedia compiled by Someshvara III, who ruled from present-day Karnataka.
Papri chaat is often purveyed and consumed at mobile 
food stalls in India.
Today I will share one very yummy version of this delicious street food papdi chat . 

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
Papri chat-
24 pieces of papdi /wafers
2 boiled potatoes cubed
¼ tsp black salt
¼ tsp roasted spice powder
½  cup beaten yogurt
½ cup date tamarind chutney
¼ cup pudina/ mint chutney
1 big onion finely chopped
3 green chilly finely chopped
¼  cup finely chopped coconut
¼  cup peanut
½  cup finely chopped coriander 
1 small bowl sev

Date tamarind chutney
1 cup seedless date or ½ cup date paste
8 to 10 big cube of ammsotto/ mango solids
½  cup seedless tamarind soaked in water or tamarind paste
1 cup date pulm jaggery / jaggery
½ tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder
a pinch of hing / asafetida
1 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp black salt
½ tsp roasted spice powder
salt n sugar to taste
1 tbsp oil

Mint Chutney
1 cup finely chopped mint leaves
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
8 to 10 garlic cloves
½ tsp black salt
1 lemon juice
Salt n sugar to taste

Roasted spice powder
3 to 4 cloves
2 green cardamom
¼ inch cinnamon
1 tsp whole cumin
½ tsp whole coriander
2 dry red chilly
¼ tsp fennel seed

Methods of Cooking:

 Roasted spice powder: Dry roast all the ingredients enlisted above then cool them and grind them into fine mixture. You can store this and use this flavorful spice mixture with any vegetable, dhai chats and chutneys.

Mint chutney
Add all the ingredients listed above in mint chutney section except lemon juice. Grind them well into fine paste.Bring it out in a bowl and then add lemon juice.

Date Tamarind Chutney
Add one tbsp of oil in pressure cooker. Add dates and mango solid. Just sauté for half minutes. Meanwhile in a pot add 2 cup water , jaggery, red chilly, kashmiri red chilly powder, asefitida, mango powder, sugar, salt, Mix well. Now add this mixture and pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistle . Open the lid add the roasted powder and adjust seasoning according to taste.Let it cool down and store in a airtight container in your freeze . You can use it for 10 to 15 days as dip, chutney, tangy bread spread.

Papri Chat
Arrange the papri’s in a plate. Now sprinkle black salt and little spice powder over all of them. Top it with little date tamarind chutney then top each with salted potato cubes, mint chutney, yogurt, another round of date tamarind chutney, finely chopped onion and green chilly, chopped coriander, finely chopped coconut, peanut n sev . Your delicious mouthwatering papri chat is ready to munch. I can assure you that try this out at home and you will definitely not regret your choice of this version  homemade street food papri chat.


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