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
Soak the tamarind in water and extract the pulp. Boil the dates along
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 !