Papdi Chaat is a combining sev puri, dahi puri and masala puri, Mix all the ingredients of all the three dishes and a new tasty chaat preparation is ready. Chaats dishes are not cooked. They are just assembling of previously prepared ingredients. And that is the best part of this cuisine.
I had first tasted this Papdi Chaat in a wedding and I really liked it. It was served as a jain chaat option as we do not need to add onions and tomatoes to this delicious dish.
I usually prepare green coriander chutney, tamarind date chutney and red chutney in a lot. So preparing this dish is just matter of few minutes. When I prepared this dish for the first time I was surprised to have a completely different taste. The ingredients were same as dahi puri and sev puri. But just because of Chickpeas and in absence of onion and tomatoes it tasted pleasantly different.
In Mumbai you get the best papdi chaat with urad dal pakoris but here I have not added those pakoris. This is also a different version of making this dish. You will not miss adding tomatoes and onion to this chaat. If you wish you can add as per your taste. Its a forgiving recipe so without worrying about measurements just toss the ingredients as per your taste and its ready.
You can also add finely chopped raw mango and red chutney for stronger taste.
Papdi chaat is an under rated chat recipe but definitely as yummy as any street food. Unlike other chaats it has a soothing effect of curd and that makes it a preferred chat in scorching summer. You can adjust the taste according to your taste bud and preference.
Below is the pictorial recipe of yummy and chatpatti papdi chaat.
Soak the chickpeas in enough water overnight and then pressure cook the chickpeas with water and salt/black salt till it is completely cooked.
Gather all the ingredients required for making papdi chaat.
Arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate. Top it up with chopped boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas. You can add chopped onions and tomatoes to it, but its optional. Sprinkle some chaat masala.
Top these with cold yogurt/curd as much as you want. Then top it up with the green chutney and sweet chutney as much as you want. Again sprinkle some chaat masala. Garnish with coriander leaves. Sprinkle sev on top.
Serve papdi chaat immediately.
Red Garlic chutney is optional. If you want it more spicy you can add red chilly powder instead of red chutney.