Today, a new cuisine makes its advent here as Culinary Hoppers decided to visit West Bengal to enhance their culinary skills. The past few days have been pretty exciting for me. Bengali cuisine is tasty and elaborate, they are good chefs who spend a lot of time in planning and cooking ( source : internet). They have a wide range of dishes from sweets to savoury. And my journey begins with Ghugni chat.
Ragda Paatis is a very popular chaat . It is a one filling meal. It can be easily prepared if you have the soaked peas. Potato tikkis or patties are prepared and served with a delectable dish of peas, topped with various chutneys.
Chaats are much loved by my kids and when the theme of our bloghop was decided with this one, I had so many in my mind. But soon, it was Dahi Puri and Ragada Pattis I satisfied myself with. Today, one can enjoy all the tasty chaats from Culinary Hoppers.
These chaats are very popular in North India. From samosas to raj kachori and bhel puri a lot of variety are prepared. Curds is used as an additional topping in some of these recipes. Here is one such kind.
Dahi Puri is quiet similar to Sev Puri, the addition of spicedyoghurt (Dahi)and the use of puffed puris (golgappa puris) makes all the difference. One can easily make it if you have the chutneys and a few other ingredients.
- puffed small puris 12
- boiled potatoes 2
- onion 1
- red chilli powder 1to 2 tsp
- rock salt (optional)
- dates tamarind chutney
- green chutney
- curd 1/2 bowl
- chaat masala 1/2 tsp
- small sev for topping
To make :
- Mash the potatoes and mix it with a little salt and chilly powder.
- Chop the onion finely.
- Beat the curds and mix it with chat masala, chilli powder and rock salt.
- Diluteboth the chutney with little water.
- Take six puris and slowly break a little at the top, to make an opening.
- Arrange them in a plate.
- Fill each one of them with a little potato mixture and onions.
- Add half a tea spoon of the chutneys and top with sev.
- Finally, add a little of yoghurt mix into each of them and serve immediately. As the curds is added, they will turn soggy.
To make dates chutney and green chutney click on the name or picture.
Happy Cooking !!
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Chaats are an all time favourite of one and all. The very thought of this sets the tingling taste and pangs of hunger. As I reach my fifty posts on this site , I thought of introducing this new tasty section as a way of thankyou to all my readers for all the support . I would be happy to have your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.
Chaats was first started in Maharashtra and Gujarat. But, with the changing food trends it has become popular in all parts more so with teenagers. The hot and spicy masaledar taste is so good that we always crave for more. It is ideal for evening snacks or dinner.
Bhelpuri, sevpuri,dahi batata puri, ragda patties, masala puri, dahi papdi and papdi chaat are some of the popular ones.
As I proceed further, today I present to you all the all time favourite “Bhelpuri”
Chaats usually involve the making of three kinds of chutneys. They are the sweet chutney, red chutney and the green chutney.
You need 10 dates deseeded, a lemon size ball oftamarind , 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, a small bowl of jaggery, black salt, regular salt
with the pulp,jaggery ,cumin seeds and black salt for ten minutes. Allow to cool. Put in a mixie and make it to a smooth paste.
You need a bunch of coriander , half a cluster of mint, 10 green chillies, salt
Wash the coriander and mint leaves and let dry. Then grind all the ingredients to together.
Handy hint: Adding water will reduce the shelf life of it. Hence add little water to the required quantity when using it.
I have heard that some of them soak dry red chillies in water and then grind with cloves of garlic. But I pound red chilli powder with cloves of garlic and salt in the small jar.
This is the conclusion of the first round of preparations.
Ingredients that you need for the making of bhe lpuri are:
- 1 bowl of finely chopped onions
- 1 bowl of finely chopped tomatoes
- 2 boiled potatoes ,cut into cubes
- small sev available in market
- small puris available in market ( I don’t make them)
- sweet chutney
- green chutney
- red chutney
- a little bit of salt
Take a wide bowl and put murmura into it. Now add the sweet chutney, diluted green chutney, diluted red, sev , onions and mix slowly. Later add potatoes and puris broken into bits. Lasly add tomatoes,Mix again and serve immediately.
I hope you enjoyed this post and happy cooking !