Recipe: Papri Chaat with Lahori Catering
Today, we're taking a trip to the colourful busy streets of Northern India with a spicy, tangy and flavour-packed street snack that'll give you one big taste explosion - papri chaat by Lahori Catering.
Papri chaat is made up of crispy papdi or puri (crispy flour crackers) topped with boiled potatoes, tangy chutneys, creamy minted yoghurt, chickpeas, onions garlic and of course authentic fresh spices. You can also make this dish healthier by baking your Papdi - which is also creates an amazing taste experience!
For the papdi's (can be store brought if preferred - to make 20)
250g plain all-purpose flour
1tbsp fine semolina
4tbsp room temperature water
1tsp sea salt
2tbsp vegetable oil/ ghee
1/2tsp cumin seeds
For the Chaat:
250ml cold fresh yoghurt
1 tbsp finely chopped mint
6 boiled and roughly chopped potatoes
1/2 can cooked chickpeas
1/4tsp red chilli powder
2 tbs fresh coriander roughly chopped
2 diced and deseeded tomatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
11/2 tbsp chutney of your choice
1 tbsp tamarind (date chutney)
A pinch of masala powder
Mix together the flour, semolina, carom seeds, sea salt and your oil/ ghee in a bowl until together it becomes a firm ball and leave to rest for 10 minutes in a covered bowl.
Roll the firm mixture into an even flat roll and shape each one into a disc using a round cutter before frying or baking.
Start by frying or baking papris using vegetable oil or purchasing readymade ones from your local supermarket.
Lay the papris flat in a bowl and top with small pieces of boiled potatoes and chickpeas.
Add a generous amount of freshly beaten yoghurt, along with some green mint, coriander and chutney (make that by tossing them in a grinder or mixer) and add sweet tamarind and date chutney on top.
Sprinkle some masala powder and you're good to go!
Why not mix it up - you can add onions, tomatoes or remove any of these ingredients, that's the beauty of Papri Chaat!
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