6 delicious chaats you should must try this Ramzan
Whether you like sweet or savoury, no Iftaar is complete without chaat.
From the basic chana and fruit chaat to the spicier and tangier bhel puri, and samosa chaat, here are 6 chaats you must-try at home this Ramzan.
1) Chana Chaat
500 gm boiled chickpeas
250 gm boiled potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
4 green chilies finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
1/2 cup tamarind chutney
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chat masala
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp red pepper crushed
1 tsp salt
Papri/ Chili chips for garnish
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine together. Garnish with coriander leaves, sliced onions and papri/ chili chips. Your chaat is ready to serve.
2) Dahi Baray Chaat
250 gm boiled chickpeas
1/2 tbsp mint coriander chutney/green chutney
1 tbsp tamarind chutney
1 tbsp roasted cumin
1 tbsp Green Coriander
1 onion cubed
4 Tomatoes cubed
1-1/2 cup Yogurt
2 boiled potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
For the baray:
1-1/2 cup Daal Mash
½ cup Water
Salt as per taste
½ tsp Baking soda
4 tbsp Gram Flour
1/2 tbsp Roasted Cumin
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
1 -1/2 tbsp Chaat Masala
To make the baray
1- In a grinder, add daal mash and water and grind it.
2- In a bowl, add the grinded paste, salt, baking soda, gram flour, roasted cumin, red chili powder, chaat masala (1/2 tbsp) and mix it. Refrigerate for 25 minutes.
3- In a pan, add cooking oil and using a tablespoon make balls of the paste and fry them.
5- Soak the Bhally in the water at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
6- Now, in a bowl, add salt, yogurt, cumin, green coriander and mix it well.
7- Add potatoes, bhally, onion, chickpeas, tomatoes, green chutney, yogurt, tamarind chutney, and mix. Sprinkle chaat masala and papri on top before serving.
3) Samosa Chaat
3 Tbsp yogurt
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1/4 tomato, finely chopped
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tsp mint coriander chutney/green chutney
2 tsp tamarind chutney
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 cup Sev
Salt to taste
1- Place two hot samosas on a plate and break them into small pieces using the back of a spoon.
2- Whisk the yogurt using a fork to make sure there are no lumps. Now, pour the yogurt over the samosas.
3- Add the green chutney and tamarind chutney on top. If you like the chaat a little more sweet than spicy, then add more tamarind chutney.
4- Add chopped onion and tomatoes.
5- Sprinkle chaat masala, papri, and sev over the chaat for extra crunchiness.
4) Bhel Puri Chaat
2 cups puffed rice
1 tablespoon roasted peanuts
1/2 cup sev
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup potatoes (boiled and cut in cubes)
1/2 cup tomato, finely chopped
1 green chilli
2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons tamarind chutney
2 teaspoons green chutney
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon chaat masala
1- Take puffed rice in a large bowl. Add 5-6 pieces of papdi, roasted peanuts and sev.
2- Add potatoes, tomatoes, onions and green chillies.
3- Add red chilli powder, chaat masala powder, and salt to the bowl.
4- Add tamarind chutney, green chutney along with a dash of fresh lemon juice and mix all the ingredients well.
5- Garnish it with Sev and freshly cut coriander leaves. Serve immediately otherwise it will become soggy. If preparing for guests, prepare all dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then mix them just before serving so that the bhel remains crunchy.
5) Fruit Chaat
2 medium apples
2 large bananas
1 orange/ guava/ pomegranate any other fruit you like
1 cup grapes
1/2 teaspoon chaat masala, optional
1/4 teaspoon sugar, optional
1 large lemon or lime juice
Some water/ orange juice
1- Chop all the fruits and place in a bowl.
2- Add some water mixed with sugar or any juice of your choice. Mix well and serve.
6) Kala Chana Chaat
2 Cup Kala chana (Black Chickpeas)
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup tomato, finely chopped
1 tbsp chaat masala
Salt To Taste
1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
4 tbsp tamarind chutney
4 tbsp green chutney
2 green chilies, chopped (optional)
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1- Boil black chickpeas. Strain the cooked chickpeas and let them cool completely.
2- In a large mixing bowl add chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, coriander, chaat masala powder, roasted cumin powder, tamarind chutney, green chutney and toss well to combine.