Showing posts with label Chaats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chaats. Show all posts

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Plantain/Banana Cutlet

Plantain -1(boiled)
Potato, medium-1(boiled)
Onion-1,finely chopped
Green chilli-1,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Gingergarlic paste-1tsp
Fresh coriander-1tbsp
Bread crumbs as required
Oil for shallow fry

1. Grate the plantain and potato using grater.Mix all the other ingredients mix well.
2.Make a lemon size round balls out of the mixture.Roll the balls` in bread crumbs and
press the balls gently flat  in a palm to give them patty shape.Prepare these and keep it aside.
3.In a wide pan  add 2-3tbsp of oil,shallow fry all the patties until golden brown evenly on both sides.
Serve with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is one of the popular Maharastrian street snack,which is very tasty and filling.To get the authentic flavour of vada pav I used freshly crushed ginger,garlic and green chillies,which I highly recomand you to use..because it makes a huge difference in taste if you use freshly crushed spice..

Ingredients for vada:
Potatoes-3 big(boiled, peeled and roughly mashed)
Onion-1,finely chopped
Ginger -1"stick
Garlic-4-5 cloves
Green chilli-3

Chilli powder-1tsp
Dhaniya powder-2tsp
Fresh coriander-2tbsp,finely chopped
Lemon/lime juice-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Oil for frying

For batter:
Besan(chickpea flour)-1cup
Rice flour-1tbsp
Baking soda-pinch
Water as required

Method:1.First crush ginger, garlic and green chillies roughly in a mixer without adding water.
2.Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard and cumin,when they begin to splutter,add onion, fry until little brown then add crushed ginger garlic and green chilli paste and saute for minute,then add mashed potatoes along
with chilli powder,dhaniya powder,sugar and salt mix well. Take out of the flame add coriander and lemon juice mix thoroughly.And keep it aside to cool.
3.In a bowl add besan,rice flour,turmeric,salt, and soda,mix this with water to slightly thicker than dosa
4.Heat a oil for frying in kadai,Prepare lime size balls out of potato mixture and dip them in chickpea batter
and  deep fry them until golden brown and crispy.Take them out on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

For frying green chillies:
Green chillies-10,deseeded and crushed
Heat little oil in a frying pan,add crushed green chillies and sprinkle little salt over each chillies and fry for 2-3 minutes and take out.

For peanut chutney powder:
Dry coconut-1tbsp
cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Tamarind-pea size
Dry red chillies-2
Salt to taste
Method:Dry roast all the ingredients above,after cooling dry grind them roughly.

For serving:
Pav or buns-10
Crushed and fried green chillies
Peanut chutney powder

Aloo vadas
Assembling:Toast the pav buns lightly and keep it aside.Take a pav put chutney powder in the middle then place vada on top,close the other half of the pav bun press gently.Serve with fried chilli...Enjoy with hot cup of chai

Friday, 25 March 2011

Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is a very tasty and healthy way to eat fruits and encourage to add fruits to our daily diet(5 a day) regularly.You can prepare this chaat with Any fruits you like apple,banana,pear,grapes,pineapple,watermelon,papaya etc...

1 bowl of mixed fruits,cut into bite size pieces(don't chop finely)
1/4tsp- chilli powder
1/4tsp-blackpepper powder
1/4tsp-black salt
1tsp-lemon juice

Mix every thing with fruits and serve immediately.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Mosaru Vade/Dahi Vada

Urad dal/uddinabele-1 1/2 cup
Rice flour-2tbsp
Black pepperpowder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-pinch
Oil for frying
Crushed ginger-1/2tsp

For Garnish:
Chilli powder
Cumin powder
Chaat masala
Fresh coriander

Clean dal, wash and soak in water for 4 hours. Blend in blender 
using the minimum amount of water required to keep paste
moving freely. In a bowl mix urad paste, rice flour, salt,pepper
and soda mix well. Heat a oil in a kadai.Wet your hands and take
tbsp of batter and drop it in the hot oil Fry until golden brown.
Drop them into water. Let it soak till ready to serve.
Beat yogurt with water. Add ginger and salt according to taste.
Squeeze out water from the vada and add yogurt. Before serving spinkle
chilli powder,chaat masala and garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Pav Bhaji with More Awards!!

Potatoes,(boiled,peeled and mashed)-1big
Boiled peas,carrots,cauliflower each- 1 cup
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomatoes-4-5 big ripen ones
Capsicum-1,finely chopped
Gingergarlic paste-2tsp
Red chilli powder to taste(optional)
Tomato puree-1tbsp(for color and flavour)

To serve:
Chopped onions as required
Lemon wedges
Chopped fresh coriander
Pav bread  or any bread as required(i have used white baps)

Heat a butter/oil in a pan,add chopped onions fry until they are translucent.
Now add capsicum and ginger garlic paste saute until capsicum becomes little soft.
Add boiled vegetables, boiled potatoes, tomato puree,pav bhaji masala,chilli powder
and salt,close the lid and  cook on a low flame for 5minutes.
Add little water if necessary, with a masher mash the gravy gently,so that all the
veggies gets mashed up to form a smooth gravy.
At this stage you can add little dollop of butter which is totally optional.simmer for 2-3minutes.
Serve with chopped onions,coriander on top of bhaji,along toasted pav bread and lemon wedges.
Note:you can use butter for toasting pav breads as chaatwaala's does,but it doesn't make any diiference to taste without it.
For healthier option serve with wholemeal bread/brown bread,omit butter.


Friday, 19 February 2010

Misal/Usal Pav

This is a Maharastrian street chaat .Misal or Usal as it is called locally,made with sprouts of matki or madikekaalu in kannada.I got this recipe from my friend Rajshri,who's from Pune.If you use sev or farsan it is called misal, for usal emit sev.This is easy! , very healthy and very tasty...,whenever i prepare this dish i healthier option swap pav with brown bread.


Mixed Sprouts(moongdal/hesarukaalu and matki/madikekaalu)-1 cup
potato,boiled and cubed -1
cumin seeds (jeera)-1 tsp
asafoetida (hing)-1/4tsp
onion,chopped -1big
tomatoes,chopped -2
ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
chilli powder-1tsp
oil-2 tsp
salt to taste

For serving:
coriander,chopped-2 tbsp
lemon wedges-as required
pav bread-as required
Butter-as required(optional)
Sev as required


1.Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida.

2.Add the onions and sauté till they are translucent,add the tomatoes and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes.

3.Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the oil separates.

4.Add the sprouts, turmeric,chilli powder and salt and 2cups of water and mix well.

5.Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes till the sprouts are tender.

6.Add boiled potatoes and leave to cook for 2minutes.

7.For serving,in a plate,garnish with the coriander,chopped onions and sev and a small dollop of butter on top of misal.

8.Serve with lemon wedges and pav.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Bhel Puri

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Bhel is one of the famous Indian street chaats we are all familiar with,which is prepared with puffed rice (kadle puri or mandakki as we call in kannada).Bhelpuri is soggy compared to Bangalore's churmuri which is a dry version.Difference is papdis and chutneys are not used in churmuri.Bhel can be prepared easily and quickly if you got chutneys in advance...Prepare this only before serving.


Puffed rice(kadle puri)-2cups,cleaned


Onion-1,finely chopped

Carrot-1 small,grated

Potato-1 small,boiled peeled and cubed


Tomato-1,deseeded and chopped

Cucumber-1/2cup,deseeded and chopped

Roasted peanuts-1tbsp

Green chutney-as per taste

Sweet tamarind chutney-as per taste


Chilli powder-1/2tsp(optional)

Lemon juice-1tbsp

Nylon sev or boondi-1/2cup


In a clean dry bowl mix all the above ingredients nicely with woodenspoon.
Add green chutney and sweet chutney as required.
Garnish with sev and serve immediatly.

Boti Masala

Boti masala which sound's very nonvegetarian isn't it! but it is purely vegetarian.Boti is a yellow coloured,tubular shaped rice papad which are 7-8cm long.These is a recent invention of chaatwala's using a fried botis... which is very easy to make and taste's yummy.Instead of botis you can use fried rice papads.


Fried botis-1pack(contains 12-15)or(i used home fried)


Onion-1,finely chopped


Roasted peanuts/congress kadlebeeja-100gms

Red chilli powder-1tsp

Chaat masala-1tsp

Lemon juice-1tbsp

Salt to taste


1. Carefully and gently make a slit with a clean unused small blade and keep it aside.

2. In a bowl put all the other ingredients and mix well.

3. Take a tbsp of mixture and stuff the mixture into botis and serve immediatly.

Papdi Chaat

For papdis

Cut leftover chappatis into triangles and deep fry them in hot oil.

Use this papdis to prepare chaats.


Potato-1 big,boiled and cubed

Onions-1,finely chopped


Nylon sev-1/2cup

Green chutney-1tbsp

Sweet tamarind chutney-1tbsp

Chaat masala-1tsp

Red chilli powder-1/2tsp

Cumin powder-1/2tsp

Papdis-10-15(i used fried leftover chappati pieces)


In a plate arrange papdi's evenly, put aloo pieces,onion, green chutney,tamarind chutney on each papdi. Then sprinkle red chilli powder, chaat masala,cumin powder and sev on top.Garnish with sev and coriander and serve immediatly.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


potato mixture with pomegranate seeds,peanuts and sev

Kutchi/Kachi dabeli is a street chaat of kutch region of Gujrat.This is also famous in Maharastra.
It is indian version of burger which has tangy,sweet,spicy and crunchy mixture.


For the filling

2- boiled and mashed potato
1/2 tsp- cumin seeds (jeera)
pinch asafoetida (hing)
1tsp-pav bhaji masala
2tsp- imli ki chutney
2tsp- oil
salt to taste

To serve:

1 onion, chopped
2tbsp- roasted peanuts
2tbsp-chopped coriander
1/4 cup sev or nylon sev
1/4 cup fresh pomegranate (dalimbe beeja)
2tsp- garlic chutney
1tbsp- imli ki chutney
6 small burger buns/white baps
butter or oil for cooking


Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they began to crackle, add the hing,
pavbhaji masala,mashed potato, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well.

Remove from the fire, add the 1tbsp of imli ki chutney and mix well.
Divide into 6 portions. Keep aside.

To assemble

Slice the buns into halves and toast the buns in a pan using a little butter or oil.
stuff the portion of the filling on the lower half of each bun.
Top with the chopped onion, peanuts, coriander, sev, pomegranate , garlic chutney and imli ki chutney.
Sandwich it with the top halves of the buns.

Imli ki chutney


Lemon sized- tamarind , deseeded

Lemon sized jaggery (gur), grated

1/2tsp- chilli powder

1/2tsp-jeera powder

a pinch asafoetida (hing)

salt to taste


Wash the tamarind and soak in 1/2cup warm water for 30minutes.sqeeze and strain the juice.

place tamarind juice in a saucepan.Add the jaggery, chilli powder,jeera powder, asafoetida,and

salt cook until it,use in chaats or with snacks as required.

Garlic chutney


Garlic cloves-4 to 5


Lemon juice of 1/2 lemon

Salt to taste


Pound all the ingredients in pestle and mortar to fine paste.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Pineapple chaat



1tsp-Green chutney

Salt to taste

1/2tsp-Chaat masala

1tsp-Lemon juice


In a bowl mix all the ingredients.Serve immediatly.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Green chutney

Fresh coriander- 1cup
Fresh mint-1/2cup
Jeera -1tsp
Green chillies- 3
Lemon juice-1
Salt to taste

Grind all the ingredients to fine paste.

Vegetable cutlet

Potatoes -2
Carrot ,chopped-1
Spinach,,chopped 1/2cup
Coriander chopped-1/2cup
Moong sprouts-1/2cup
Green chillies-2
Onion ,chopped- 2
Gingergarlic paste-1tsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Dhaniya powder-1tsp
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Jeera powder-1/2tsp
Chaat masala-1/2tsp
Corn flour-1 or 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Bread crumbs- as required

  1. Boil the potatoes,carrot,beans,moong sprouts in a pressure cooker
  2. Peel the potatoes and mash them.
  3. In a kadai heat oil ,fry onions,green chillies,gingergarlic paste, to golden brown colour.
  4. Add boiled vegetables ,all masalas,cornflour mix well.
  5. Add mashed potatoes,salt mix well.
  6. Make a lemon sized balls and roll them in a breadcrumbs .
  7. Flatten and give them desired shape.
  8. Shallow fry them on tawa on both sides.
Serve with green chutney.


Puffed rice (kadle puri in kannada) – 2 cups
Carrot ,grated – ½ cup
Cucumber, chopped – ½ cup
Tomato, chopped – ½ cup
Coriander ,chopped – 1 tbsp
Fried peanuts (congress kadlebeeja in kannada)-1tbsp
Coconut , grated- 1tbsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Salt to taste

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients gently.
Serve immediately.