Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dahi Alu Papdi Chat

We both were working from home on Thursday during the week. We had some work to attend to in the morning, hence planned to work from home. Work was much faster as there were no distractions --no meetings, no gossiping with colleagues in the got the days's work pretty faster than other regular days. My husband A wanted to have chaat in the evening and hence I thought of this simple dahi alu papdi chaat. This dish does not take more than 20 minutes to make if the ingredients are on hand. I had some sweet date chutney and the coriander chutney on hand or you can find the recipe to the Green chutney here and the Date-Tamarind chutney here. All I had to do is make the papdi's and boil the potato. It is a very tasty dish and extremely simple to prepare.

8-10 Papdi ( Look here for the recipe)
2-3 potatoes
1/2 cup curd
4 tablespoon sev
1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon jeera powder
pinch of amchur or dry mango powder
chaat masala powder
4 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 tablespoon chopped tomato
tamarind chutney
mint chutney
4 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

Boil the potatoes till soft. Cool them and chop them into cubes. Arrange the papdi in a bowl. Add the chopped potatoes, onion, tomato on top of the papdi. Add beaten curd as per desired. Sprinkle sev, jeera powder, coriander powder, chaat powder, amchu, tamarind chutney and mint chutney and coriander leaves on top. Serve immediately.


Papdi can be used in various chaats or can be eaten just as a snack. For a healthier version bake it instead of frying it.


3/4 cup maida or all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of pepper powder
oil for frying

Mix the maida, salt, pepper and make a stiff dough by adding little water. For a baked version add 2 tablespoon oil to the dough. Take a two-pea sized piece of dough and roll it thinly into a 2 inch diameter circle. Bake it or deep fry it in oil till crisp.