delicious Indian chaat recipe

4 delicious Chaat Recipes with Indian street-style flavours.

Posted on: January 27th, 2023 10:20 PM

Craving delicious and flavourful Indian street food? Chaat will surely be able to best satisfy your cravings. Chaat is a delicious and flavoursome street food that is typically served as a snack or appetizer. It is one of the most famous Indian street foods beloved by the entire India. From its unique flavour to the countless varieties you can find, chaat is definitely an unforgettable experience. Whether you are a fan of the irresistible tanginess of pani puri or love savoury bhelpuri, chaats can win every palate.

This blog brings you tempting recipes for four yummy and popular Indian Chaats, Aloo chaat, Papadi chaat, paneer chaat and ragda patties.

Popular Indian Chaats:

Aloo Chaat.

Aloo chaat is a delicious and famous Indian chaat that is made with potatoes, spices, chutneys and other ingredients. There are many different ways to make aloo chaat, but the basic ingredients remain the same. Potatoes can be boiled until they are soft or fired until they are crispy, and then they are mixed with onions, tomatoes, green chilli peppers, ginger, coriander leaves, and spices. Here we have a recipe for a tempting aloo chaat.

Ingredients required:
  • 2 Medium potatoes (peeled and cubed), boiled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Green chilli
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • 4 tbsp fresh tamarind chutney
  • 2 tbsp hot mint chutney
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 spring onion
  • Chaat masala
  • Himalayan pink salt (As per taste)
Steps for making:
  1. Deep fry the boiled potatoes until golden and crisp, drain excess oil on absorbent kitchen paper and put them into a bowl.
  2. Add the chopped onion, green chilli and coriander leaves. Then add the tamarind and mint chutney.
  3. Squeeze in the lime juice, add the chaat masala, and spring onion and season with salt.
  4. Mix everything together nicely to combine.
  5. Serve hot or warm in small bowls.
Paneer chaat.

Paneer chaat is a delicious Indian snack that is perfect for any occasion. Paneer chaat is made with fresh paneer, or Indian cottage cheese, and is spiced with a variety of tantalizing flavours. What makes paneer chaat so special is its tempting flavours. Paneer chaat is usually served with mint chutney or tamarind chutney. The combination of spices gives the dish a unique flavour that is both savoury and sweet. The freshness of the paneer pairs perfectly with the spices, making it a truly irresistible dish. If you've never tried paneer chaat before, you're in for a real treat!

Luckily, paneer chaat is not difficult to make at home. Here's an easy recipe for you to try.

Ingredients Required:
For the chutney -
  • 100 gm slit green chillies
  • 3 Tbsp roasted ground sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp grated jaggery
  • 150 ml thick tamarind pulp or tamarind powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • For Paneer chaat.
  • 400 gm paneer
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • 1/4 tsp roasted ground cumin
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander
Steps for making:
Making Chutney -
  1. Slit the green chillies lengthwise.
  2. Stir sesame powder and jaggery into tamarind pulp.
  3. Add chilli and turmeric powder with salt.
  4. Simmer over moderate flame for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat 1 Tbsp oil and saute mustard and fenugreek seeds for a few seconds before adding to the tamarind mixture.
  6. Heat the remaining oil. Fry green chillies until tender.
  7. Add tamarind mixture to the pan.
  8. Stir to combine. Cool.
Making Paneer chaat -
  1. Cube paneer.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients.
  3. Season and pour over paneer.
  4. Chill before serving with the chutney.
Papdi Chaat Recipe:

Do you love crispiness in your chaat? If yes, here we have one of the best chaat options for you from old Delhi. The crunch of papdi blended with yoghurt, spices and chutneys will surely leave you craving more. Let’s not much taste and jump to the delicious recipe of crispy and tasty papdi chaat aka papri chaat.

Ingredients required:
For Khatti Chutney -
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup pudina leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • Ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt for taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
For Meethi Chutney -
  • Tamarind powder or 200-gram tamarind pulp (soaked in 1 1/2 cup water)
  • 800-gram sugar
  • 3 tsp kachri powder
  • 1/2 tsp saunth powder
  • 1 tsp degi mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (with black cardamom, mace, nutmeg, zeera, laung)
For Dahi(Curd) -
  • 2 cups yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • For garnishing:
  • pomegranate seeds
  • Sev
Steps for making:
Preparing Meethi chutney.
  1. Soak the tamarind pulp in water for 25-30 minutes. Squeeze it with your hand to extract all the pulp. Strain and throw away the residue in the strainer. Or directly take Tamarind powder for ease and mix in a water
  2. Add the tamarind water to a saucepan and add sugar. Cook on low heat till the sugar dissolves. Let it cool.
  3. Once it cools down add kachri powder, saunth powder, degi mirch, salt, black salt and garam masala.
  4. Your meethi chutney is ready.
Preparing the dahi.
  1. Whisk yoghurt with some powdered sugar.
  2. Keep it in the fridge to cool.
Preparing papadi chaat.
  1. In a plate place papadi. Break them a little from the middle.
  2. Add sweetened curd, khatti chutney, meethi chutney.
  3. Garnish with pomegranate and sev.
  4. Sprinkle some chaat masala.
  5. Serve.
Ragda Patties Recipe :

Ragda patties, a famous Indian chaat, is a delicious dish made with boiled potatoes and Ragda, a thick gravy made from dried peas. The dish is garnished with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and chaat masala. Ragda patties are very easy to make at home. Let’s check how it's made.

Ingredients required:
For boiling peas.
  • 1 cup soaked white peas
  • 2.5 cups water
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
For ragda.
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Boiled white peas
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp or tamarind powder
  • 1.5 cup water or as required
  • 1 medium size boiled potatoes
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Some coriander leaves
For patties or aloo tikki.
  • 4 medium size boiled potatoes
  • ¾ cup soaked poha
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Some coriander leaves
For assembling ragda patties.
Steps for making:
Pressure cook white peas -
  1. In a pressure cooker, add soaked white peas, turmeric powder, salt and water. mix well.
  2. Cover and Pressure cook 5 whistles on medium flame or until peas get cooked completely.
  3. Mashed boiled peas slightly with a masher. Keep it aside.
Making ragda -
  1. In a kadai heat 2 tbsp oil, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and hing. Saute for a minute.
  2. Now add ginger and green chilli paste. Saute it.
  3. Then lower the flame and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and some water. Mix well and sauté masala till oil separates from its sides.
  4. Add the boiled peas mixture and mix well.
  5. Now add chaat masala, garam masala, jaggery and tamarind pulp. mix well.
  6. Then add 1.5 cup water and mix well.
  7. Now add salt and grate 1 medium size boiled potato into the gravy. mix well.
  8. Cook ragda for 5 minutes on low flame.
  9. Garnish with some coriander leaves. Ragda is ready.
Making patties -
  1. In a bowl, mash 4 medium size boiled potatoes.
  2. Then add green chilli paste, ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, garam masala, salt, soaked poha and some coriander leaves.
  3. Mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  4. grease hands with oil and prepares small patties.
  5. shallow fry patties on medium flame.
  6. fry on both sides until it turns golden and crisp.
  7. Patties or aloo tikki is ready. keep it aside.
Making ragda patties chaat -
  1. On a plate, spread some ragda. Then place patties on it.
  2. Further, pour a ladleful of prepared ragda over it.
  3. Top with green chutney and tamarind chutney.
  4. Garnish with chopped onions, tomatoes, chaat masala and sev.
  5. Enjoy Ragda patties.

Summing it up:

Chaat offers a wide variety of tastes, textures, colours, and aromas to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're looking for something sweet or spicy, chaat has something to offer everyone. With its unique blend of spices and ingredients, it can be enjoyed hot or cold in any season. If you've never tried this delightful snack before, do give these recipes a try!


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