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 oyu are fasting!! For those who are not familiar with chaat, it is snack made with fried dough with various kinds of fillings or along with potatoes, peas patties and many times served with yogurt and various sweet and spicy and tangy chutneys. It is a popular street food of Indian-subcontinent, so addictive!!
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, Singhada (Water Chestnut) flour or Kuttu(Buckwheat) flour is used for making flatbreads. 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.
Let’s see what all we need and how to make this yummy chaat item.
For making Papdi:
Singhada Atta/ Waterchest nut Flour–1 cup
Boiled Potatoes– 1+2
Sendha Namak–as per taste
Cumin Seeds– 1 Tsp
Water for kneading
For Assembling Chaat–
Mint/Coriander Chutney(no onion-no garlic)
Roasted Cumin Powder–¼ tsp
Chopped Green Chillies/Red Chilli Powder as required(optional)
For Making 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.
For assembling the Papdis:
Take boiled potatoes and add roasted cumin powder, little salt, some chopped green chillies (optional), and mix. I made some Vratwale 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.
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 and deep fry in oil.
Also, these papdis can be baked as well if you don’t want to deep fry these. 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. You can prepare papdi whenever u have time, but assemble the chaat just before serving as the whole thing can turn soggy due to the moisture of chutneys and yogurt.
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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