Papdi Chaat

Ok darlings I am finally writing again after ages( 10.5 months precisely) and hope to post this one soon. So how have you all been? In these months I have been busy loving and caring for my new bundle of joy my baby girl :) . She is now 10.5 months old and I am having fun reliving this lovely phase of life (or should I say almost everything about this phase is lovely ;)). That’s about me I would love to hear what you guys have been up to in these months, tell me your thing for the last year in comments :) ..

recipe for a crispy spicy snack papdi chaat

recipe for a crispy spicy snack papdi chaat

Coming to Plumsnpeppers.com  now, to be honest I did complete 2 posts  earlier,  for amazing sweets/desserts.  A Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a Brazilian brigediero, but guess what ? I managed to lose the pictures of that super delicious,  awesome looking carrot cake, however the pictures of the 2nd post didn’t turn out as great as it tasted. Thus I thought may be I should restart with a spicy dish instead of the sweets and here I am writing the comeback post (for the third time) and this time I am going to nail it with this recipe of Papdi Chaat.

A fairly simple recipe , in fact if you have your papdis ready all you need to do is to assemble the ingredients.
Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you , these are all either readily available or pretty easy yo make and most of the are ok to make ahead, that’s why papdi chat makes a perfect tangy , savory , sweet , spicy and above all crunchy dish.

easy to make, plan ahead and you are in for a crispy yummy treat

easy to make, plan ahead and you are in for a crispy yummy treat

I have the recipe for traditional fried papdi/ namkeen mathri posted here already ,  however you may bake the papdi’s if you want to take the low cal route. Let me know in comments if you would want me to write the recipe for baked papdi . Also my this recipe for chur chur naan has the recipe for a version green chutney, please let me know if you want me to write a separate post on green chutney recipe so that you can keep coming back to refer.

So now that we have our papdis and greent chutney ready , I would suggest lets buy the imli chutney and get going.

Papdi chaat
Serves 4
A crunchy, savoury, sweet and spicy recipe which make and easy and super yummy appetizer / snack
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Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Papdi/ Namak pare : 3 bowls, 40 papdis
  2. Sprouted moong dal: 1 cup
  3. Boiled diced potatoes: 1/2 cup
  4. Diced onions: 1/2 cup
  5. Green chilies chopped:2-3
  6. Yogurt:1 cup
  7. Oil-1 tbsp
  8. Turmeric-1/4 tsp
  9. Green chutney: 1 cup
  10. Imli chutney:1 cup
  11. Chaat masala: 2 tbsp
  12. Roasted jeera: 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, once the splutter add turmeric powder and after 30 seconds add sprouted moong dal.
  2. Add salt to taste mix well cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or till the moong dal is cooked but not mushy, you may add few tbsps of water as needed. The final cooked dal should be dry.
  3. Whisk the yogurt and add chat masala, roasted jeera to it and mix well.
  4. In the serving plate layer papdi, break some papdi in to bite size pieces and some whole.
  5. On that add chopped 2 tbsp potatoes and 1 tbsp onions , put 2-3 tbsps of moong dal on it.
  6. keep all the plates ready like this and when ready to serve add the yogurt, green chutney and imli chutney.
  7. Add green chilies, chaat masala, salt and red chili powder, serve right away as the moisture in the chutneys will make the papdi chaat soggy if kept for long.
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