Aalu Channa Chaat

There are some things I love about this salad/ chaat:

1. It is a crowd pleaser
2. No special ingredients needed, pretty much everything you usually have at home
3. A good recipe addition to your weight loss diet plan.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpea (drained)
  • 2 large potatoes (cut into cubes and boiled)
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • A bunch of coriander, a bunch of mint and 3 small green chillies, crushed fresh
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn heapful chaat masala (you can add more if you want it hot)
  • 3 tbspns tamarind sauce

Method:

  • Prepare everything according to the instructions; Peel, cut and boil potatoes, chop onions and tomatoes, crush coriander and other stuff, drain and wash chick peas and squeeze lemon.
  • Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hr and serve.

Easy as.

Aalu Papri Chaat

Aalu Papri Chaat is a famous chaat in South Asia Sub Continent. It is a street snack often consumed during shopping or after school or college. The preparation time for this recipe is more than assembling time, but its really easy and each and every second is worth it.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large potato (cut into small cubes and boiled to perfection, chilled)
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 2 cups papri/ Namak Paare
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 1 tomato (deseeded and chopped)
  • 2 small green chillies chopped fine
  • 2 tbspns date and tamarid sauce or meethi imli chutney
  • 4 tbspns nimko/ sev (I used Haldiram Navratan)

FOR MINT SAUCE

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 green chillies (small size)/ 1 green chilli (if you don’t want too hot)
  • 1 cup yogurt whipped with ¼ cup water

FOR YOGURT SAUCE

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbspn sugar
  • ¼ cup cold water

FOR SPICY SAUCE

  •  1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbspns chaat masala
  • ¼ cup water

Procedure:

  • Cut and boil the potatoes and chop all the veggies.
  • Let’s make all the three sauces:
  1. Mint sauce: in a mortar and pestle, crush mint, coriander and green chillies and add salt. Mix with whipped yogurt.
  2. Yogurt Sauce: Whip all the ingredients together.
  3. Spicy Sauce: Whip all the ingredients together.
  • Now it’s time to assemble the chaat. Due to Papri and yogurt we can’t assemble and keep this chaat for long as the papri will get soggy so please assemble it 5 minutes before serving to get the best taste.
  • In two plates divide papri, chickpeas, onion, tomato, potato ad green chillies for each serving. This recipe will make two servings.
  • Now in the serving plate, first lay a layer of papri, some onion, tomato, chick peas and potato. Drizzle some of each sauce. Add remaining onion, potato and tomato and then another drizzle of each sauce. Drizzle some tamarind sauce and sprinkle some sev or nimko and serve.*Please make sure the sauces and the potatoes are chilled.

Dahi Phulki

Dahi Phulki….. a side dish for Biryani or an appetizer in Iftar or a street snack…… tastes the best in any form. Very simple to make but your guests will be amazed by the effort you have put in….. If you are anything like me who likes to listen compliments…. go ahead. This is your dish!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups boiled phulki
  • 1 cup boiled cubed potato
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 3 cups yogurt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbspn sugar
  • 2 tbspns chaat masala
  • 2 small hot green chillies chopped fine
  • 3 tbspns tamarind sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage

Procedure:

  • In a deep mixing bowl, combine yogurt, water, sugar and 1 tbspn chaat masala and whisk until its smooth. Add boiled pakorian/ phulki, cabbage, onion, 1 green chilli and potato and mix with gentle hands.
  • Take it out in the serving dish, drizzle some tamarind sauce, garnish with some green chillies and sprinkle rest of the chaat masala. Chill for 2 hours and serve.

Channa and Boondi Chaat

Tastes just like any Chaat stall in Pakistan or India but hygienic……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHAAT BASE

  • 5 cups yogurt
  • ½ cup cold water (if using thick yogurt)
  • 1 tbspn heap full chaat masala
  • 1 tspn sugar
  • 2 tbspns tamarind sauce
  • 1 large red onion (chopped)
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 4 tbspns chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 tspns chopped fresh mint leaves

FOR CHAAT

  • 2 cups fully boiled chickpeas
  • 1 cup boiled diced potatoes
  • 1 cup store bought boondi

FOR GARNISHING

  • 1 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 large red onion cut into thin rings
  • 2 tbspns chaat masala
  • Some tamarind sauce

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients given for base in a deep mixing bowl and whisk it. You can adjust chaat masala according to your taste.

-Now add boondi and let it rest for 15 minutes until it becomes soggy. Add boiled chickpeas and mix.

-Transfer this to your serving bowl and garnish with salad, followed by chaat masala. Drizzle some tamarind sauce and refrigerate until needed.

 

 

Fruit Chaat 2

Its my special version of fruit chaat in the month of Ramadan…. full of nutrients and taste. Love it!  can’t eat any other fruit chaat after eating this…..

Fruit Chaat

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples (cut into cubes with peel)
  • 6 firm dates (cut lengthways)
  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1 peach (peeled and cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup grapes (cut into halves)
  • ½ pear (cut into cubes)
  • 1 kiwi (cut into slices)
  • 1 cup pomegranate kernels
  • 2 ripe bananas (sliced)
  • ½ indian guava (deseeded and cut into cubes)
  • 6 – 8 strawberries (diced)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

FOR SYRUP

  • 1 mandarin (juice)
  • 1 naval orange (juice)
  • 1 tspn raw sugar
  • Some black salt
  • Some black pepper

FOR GARNISHING

  • 4 slices of kiwi
  • Some halves of medjoul dates
  • Some strawberries

Procedure:

-Wash and cut all the fruits according to the instructions given above.

-Mix them in a deep mixing bowl.

-Now combine all the ingredients for syrup in a separate bowl. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved.

-Now pour the syrup all over the fruits and mix.

-Keep aside for 30 minutes, transfer it to your serving bowl, garnish with fresh fruits and have fun.

Sev Chaat

Another tasty chaat …….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 x tins boiled chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 large red onion (chopped)
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • 4 tbspns coriander (chopped)
  • 4 tbspns mint leaves (chopped)
  • ½ cup imli chutney (tamarind & date chutney)
  • ½ cup whipped yogurt (if the yogurt is thick add some water and whip with fork)
  • 1 large potato peeled, cubed and boiled
  • Chaat masala to your taste
  • 2 cups sev nimko

Procedure:

-Mix everything together except sev. Mix well.

-Dish out and put a layer of sev on the top.

-Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve.

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