Vrat ki Papdi Chaat

Vrat Ki Papadi Chaat, gluten-free papadi chaat/snack recipe for fasting days and festivals like Navaratri and Janamashtami


Vrat ki Papdi Chaat..Crispy Papdi made with gluten-free flour(Water Chestnut Flour) for a sweet, spicy and tangy snack with yogurt and chutneys. 

All of us like Dahi Papdi Chaat. Is there anyone who will say no to Dahi Papdi Chaat. No enjoy your favorite papdi chaat even you are fasting!! Vrat ki Papdi chaat!!

For those who are not familiar with chaat, it is snack consists of fried dough with various kinds of fillings or along with potatoes, peas patties. Served with/without yogurt and various sweet and spicy and tangy chutneys. It is a popular street food of Indian-subcontinent, so addictive!!

What is Papdi Chaat

Dahi Papdi is a chaat or snack that is made with fried flatbread known as Papdi, served along with boiled potatoes and sweet and tangy tamarind chutney and spicy green chutney and served with yogurt known as Dahi in the local Indian language.

Papdi is made from wheat/semolina/all-purpose flour and deep fried. Since many people(especially Hindus) don’t eat wheat or any of its byproducts during fasting days or festivals like navaratri, Singhada (Water Chestnut) flour or Kuttu(Buckwheat) flour is used for making flatbread and other snack items during fasting days/festivals.

Papdi for vrat or fast can be made with these flours and used in making Dahi Papdi Chaat or any other food items where some binding agent is required. I have used Singhada Flour for making Papdi.

Those with gluten sensitivity can relish this papadi chaat. Not only for fasting days make it on festivals or get-togethers.

Let’s see what all we need and how to make this Vrat Ki Papdi Chaat

Ingredients for Vrat Ki Papdi:

For making Papdi:

Singhada Atta/ Water Chestnut Flour–1 cup

Boiled Potatoes(medium)– 1+2

Sendha Namak–as per taste

Cumin Seeds– 1 Tsp(optional)

Water for kneading

For Assembling Chaat–

Mint/Coriander Chutney(no onion-no garlic)

Tamarind Chutney

Yogurt–1 Cup

Roasted Cumin Powder–¼ tsp

Chopped Green Chillies/Red Chilli Powder as required(optional)

Method for Vrat Ki Papdi Chaat:

Make Papdi:

Take flour, salt and cumin seeds in a bowl.

Mash the potato.

Add to the flour and knead the flour with lukewarm water, adding little water at a time.

Knead into a soft dough.

Divide dough into equal sized portions big enough to roll into an 8″ diameter disc. Using a 2″ cookie cutter cut into smaller discs/circle. These are our papdis. Roll out a thin disc as we want the papdis to be crispy.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the till done. Set aside for making chaat.

Assemble Chaat:

Take boiled potatoes and add roasted cumin powder, little salt, some chopped green chillies (optional), and mix. I made some Vartwale Sukhe Aloo so used that instead of plain boiled potatoes.

In a bowl take curd/yogurt add some sugar to it and mix until smooth.

Arrange 4-5 papdis in a plate, put some potato mixture on the papdi.

Add the chutneys and curd/yogurt on the papdi and potato mixture.

Crush some crispy papdi on it and serve.You can also garnish it with pomegranate seeds and some fresh chopped coriander/cilantro.

How to serve Vrat Ki Papadi Chaat

You can also garnish the chaat with fried potato laccha namkeen (it’s a deep-fried savory snack made with shredded potatoes) to give a nice crisp, but take care to add it just before serving as it can become soggy.

For making potato laccha, coarsely grate/ shred potato, soak in cold water for 10-15 minutes and completely dry on kitchen towel and deep fry in oil.


You can also bake these gluten-free papdi.  Just add a tsp of ghee or oil to the flour when kneading and bake in a pre-heated oven at 400°F for 7-8 minutes.

These gluten-free papadi can be made ahead of preparation time,  but assemble the chaat just before serving as papdis can turn soggy due to the moisture of chutneys and yogurt/dahi.

Other recipes for fasting days or festivals like Navaratri.. Sama Rice Pulao, Vrat Ki Kadhi, Sabudana Vada, Aloo Shakarkandi Ki Chaat , Sama ke Chawal aur Gajar ki Kheer.

Make this interesting and easy recipe whenever you are fasting and enjoy your fasts with some yumm food!!

My kids and hubby loved this version of Papdi Chaat and I hope you will also like this recipe and enjoy it too!!!

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Author: Swati

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