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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to make Sev Puri ? / Sev Papdi Chat / Easy Chat Recipes

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Sev Puri is one of my all time favorite evening time chaat. This is very quick to make at home.
As the name indicates, this delicious snack is prepared by topping Sev on puris or papdi’s, along with a  wonderful combo of ingredients.  It is a speciality street snack of Mumbai. 
I am sure you will all love this delectable yummy chat recipe..!
Ingredients:
To Make Puri’s:
·         Sooji / Rava                - ½ cup
·         Maida / All purpose flour  - ¼  cup
·         Warm water                   - as needed
·         Salt to taste
To make Sev Puri Chat:
·         Crispy Puri’s               -  6 to 8
·         Boiled & cubed potato   - ¼ cup
·         Sliced onion               - ¼ cup
·         Sliced tomato             - ¼ cup
·         Chopped coriander     - 2 tbsp
·         Sweet chutney            - 1 to 2 tsp
·         Green chutney             - 1 to 2 tsp
·         Cumin pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd            - ¼ tsp
·         Chat masala pwd        - 1 tsp
·         Lemon juice                - few drops
·         Sev                             - ½ cup
Method:
To make Crispy Puri:
1.     In a mixing bowl, take sooji / rava and maida.
2.     Add salt, mix well.
3.     Sprinkle warm water and knead it to soft smooth dough.
4.     Cover it with a damp cloth and keep aside for 10 miins.
      The dough should have soft & smooth texture.
5.     Divide it to equal sized balls.
6.     Dust it with maida flour and roll it to very thin shape.  ( I have cut the edges with cutter to get perfect round shape )

7.     Now cut into small round shapes with the help of any lid, as shown in the pic.

8.     Heat oil in a frypan.
9.     Drop the pooris in the hot oil gently in batches.
10.  Keep the flame in  low medium, and fry till the puri’s are crisp and golden on both sides.
11.  Yummy poori’s are ready.
To make Sev Puri Chat:
1.     Crush the puri’s and arrange them on a plate.
2.     Top it with sliced potato, onion, tomato and chopped fresh coriander leaves.
3.     Add about 1 tsp of sweet and green chutneys on top of them.
( Click  here  to see the recipe to prepare Sweet & Green chutney for chats )
4.     Sprinkle cumin pwd, salt, red chilly pwd and chat masala pwd.
5.     Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
6.     Then generously sprinkle sev / mixture all over the puris.
7.     Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
8.     Enjoy wholesome, lipsmacking and filling homemade SEV PURI CHAT.
Similar Recipes:
·        Spicy Potato Wedges
·        Dahi Vada
·        Bread Pakora
·        Cheese Sticks
·        Tandoori Chicken
·        Sweet Potato Cutlets
·        Aloo Tikki

Sunday, June 23, 2013

How to make Green Chutney & Sweet Chutney for Chats : ( Mint Chutney ) / ( Date & Tamarind Chutney ) / Chutneys for Chats:

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Green Chutney & Sweet Chutney for Chats :
Today,  I am glad to share the colorful and flavorful chat chutney recipes, that is easy & quick to make at home. 
The green ( mint ) chutney and sweet ( dates & tamarind ) chutneys drizzled over the chat items like sev poori, bhel poori, dahi vada, samosas, pakoras, fritters and any kind of chat makes a  real treat to our taste buds.
Here is how to prepare this lipsmacking chutneys :)
How to Prepare Mint Chutney:
Hari / Green or Mint chutney is prepared with  pudina and coriander leaves.
Ingredients:
·           Mint leaves               - 1 cup
·           Coriander leaves       - ½ cup
·           Green chilly              - 1 or 2
·           Onion                       - ½
·           Ginger                      - small piece
·           Cumin pwd               - 1 tsp
·           Chat masala pwd      - 1 tsp
·           Lemon juice              -  few drops
·           Salt  to taste
Method:
1.      Clean and chop the mint and coriander leaves with stem.
2.      Slice onion, ginger and green chilly to fine pieces.
3.      Add the chopped leaves, onion, green chilly, ginger, cumin pwd, chat masala, salt to the blender.
4.      Add little water and grind to smooth paste.
5.      Squeeze few drops of lemon juice to the paste.
6.      Mix well with a dry spoon.

7.      Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.
8.      Enjoy the delicious chutney with samosa or any chat item.
To Prepare Sweet Chutney / Dates & Tamarind Chutney:
Sweet Chutney / Khajur Imli ki chutney is a flavorful chutney prepared with dates, tamarind and jaggery.
Ingredients:
·           Dates                       - 12 to 14 nos.
·           Tamarind                  - 1 tbsp tightly packed
·           Jaggery                    - 1 tbsp
·           Red chilly pwd          - ¾ to 1 tsp
·           Chat masala             - ¾ tsp
·           Jeera / cumin pwd     - 1 tsp
·           Salt to taste
Method:
1.      If you’re using seeded dates, remove the seeds and keep aside.
2.      Remove seeds and fibre from tamarind.
3.      Crumble the jaggery.
4.      Pressure cook the dates and tamarind with very little water upto 3 whistles.
5.      Cool down and extract a thick juice from tamarind.
6.      Grind the dates into smooth paste.

7.      Mix the tamarind extract, dates paste and boil in low flame.
8.      Add jaggery, water and allow to boil.

9.      Add red chilly pwd, cumin pwd and stir.

10.    Turn off flame, once the chutney attains thick consistency and sprinkle chat masala pwd.
11.    Allow to cool and transfer to a dry, clean jar.
12.     Store it in refrigerator and use as required.
13.    Yummy Sweet Chutney is ready. 
We enjoyed it with Sev Poori chaat. Let me share the easy recipe of Sev Poori in next post. 
Till then, have a great time & happy cooking..!
Similar Recipes:
·        Spicy Potato Wedges
·        Dahi Vada
·        Bread Pakora
·        Cheese Sticks
·        Tandoori Chicken
·        Sweet Potato Cutlets
·        Aloo Tikki