Chaat time!!

What happens when two sisters crave for chat like how they make it back home?! One ends up eating a healthy chaat snack and the other,  good old guilty treat !

Here are two recipes from us tomato chaat and pani puri!

Tomato chaat by Roopa:

When you are super hungry after work and don’t know what to do with the one tomato, half onion in the refrigerator, here’s one quick healthy recipe to try. I can almost promise you, this one is about 200 calories…and very yummy! This is typical Bengaluru street food which my sister and I crave! Any time is chaat time for us!!
1 tomato
1/2 onion
1/2 cucumber
Roasted Dahlia
Chaat masala, Jeera powder, dhania powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste
Tamarind date chutney
Fresh grated raw green mango
Fresh chopped cilantro
Cut the tomatoes into round slices. Chop the onions and cucumbers into small pieces. Arrange the tomatoes in a circle on a plate. Spread small amounts of cucumbers and onions over the tomatoes. Sprinkle all the powders and salt  so they are evenly distributed over the tomatoes. Then add the roasted dahlias for the nutty taste. Of course you can use, peanuts or puffed rice with Sev. I try to keep it low in calories, so no peanuts or rice for me.
Finally, garnish with tamarind date chutney, cilantro and grated fresh green mango.
You can also choose to garnish with some yogurt.
Pani Puri by Swathi
Ingredients:  Serves 2
1 pack store-bought puris
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
For the pani :
2-3 green chillies
1 cup cilantro
1 cup mint leaves
4-5 dates
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
2 teaspoons chat masala powder
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 litre of water
6-7 Ice cubes
Salt to taste
For the filling :
1 potato pressure cooked and mashed
1 cup of dried peas or black chana soaked over night and pressure cooked.
Grind the cilantro, mint leaves, chillies, dates and ginger. Strain this mixture into a bowl. Add tamarind paste, chat masala and water.
Since chat masala already has salt, go easy on the salt. Add grated jaggery or brown sugar if you want the mixture a little more sweet.
For serving pani puri, crack the puris at the top, fill it with the potato and peas/kala chana mixture. Sprinkle some chopped onion.
Dip the puri in the pani and stuff it in your mouth!! 🙂

2 comments on “Chaat time!!

  1. aipi says:

    Anybody that grew up in India would probably be salivating looking at your post right now 🙂 Great job n both the chaats ROCK!

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