Sunday, 20 June 2010

Hema's recipe: Papdi chaat

Chaat is one of the most popular snacks and generally sold by street vendors all over India.

Papdi chaat is a crispy snack garnished & served with spices and tangy chutney along with yoghurt which makes you crave for more and more papdis.

A unique feature of papdi is that you can store the papdis in airtight container for a month.

Me and my husband enjoys eating papdis and I often make it for evening snacks.


For Papdi:

1) Maida - 1 cup
2) Rava/sooji - 1/4 cup
3) Salt - 1/2 tsp4) Oil - for frying
5) Water to knead the dough

For garnishing the papdi:

1) Potato – 1 medium(boiled, peeled & diced)
2) Chickpeas/kondakadalai - 1/4 cup
3) Yoghurt - 3/4 cup (beaten)
4) Chaat masala - to garnish
5) Red chilli powder - to taste
6) Tamarind chutney - to taste
7) Salt - as required
8) Thin sev - 1/2 cup

How to make papdi:

1)In a bowl add the maida, rava, salt and oil(2 tsp) and make it like a chapathi dough by gradually adding water.
2)Cover the dough and it should rest aside for few minutes.
3)Now take one lemon sized ball from the dough and roll it like chapathi.
4)Make 3-4 long strips from the rolled dough and cut into square shaped pieces with the help of a knife.
5)Prick square shaped papdi pieces with fork so that it does not gets puffed up.
6)Heat oil in a pan and fry these papdis. Fry till they are golden brown on both sides.
7)Now the papdi is ready.

How to serve with garnishing:

1)Arrange the papdis in a plate.
2)Mash the chickpeas and add salt to the beaten yoghurt.
3)Place a slice of potato on each papdi and chickpeas on top of these potatoes.
4)Add yoghurt over them.
5)srinkle chaat masala powder, red chilli powder on them.
6)Add Tamarind chutney on top of it.
7)Finally sprinkle sev and serve immediately.


1)Papdis can be cut into your desired shapes round, diamonds etc.
2)Cilantro chutney can also be added to papdis.
3)Roasted cumin powder can also be added.

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