Anything for the love of Papdi Chaat I say. There have been so many evenings when I have chosen to indulge in an assortment of chaats and street food over a posh restaurant for dinner. The hankering for those sweet-tangy, hot and spicy absolutely mouth watering chaats and the Bengalis’ all time favourite – phuchkas, IS totally unavoidable.
During the Diwali bash at my place last week, my dear friend and a fellow food blogger at My Food My Life, got us some utterly delectable Papdi Chaat. My Little Cupcake, not only ate to her heart’s content, she insisted on having Papdi Chaat for breakfast, lunch and dinner henceforth! Well, then on, Papdi Chaat it has been every evening.
Papdi Chaat is yet another traditional North Indian street food made up of the papdis, meaning the crispy fried wafers with various toppings of your choice. To enhance it’s taste and to live up to the category of street food, we use generous amounts of green and tamarind chutneys.
The recipe is indeed very simple. All you need to do it just arrange the papris and the toppings. In case you decide to serve it pretty often, then making and storing the tamarind chutney would really help.
- Arrange papdis in a plate.
- Top it with mashed boiled potatoes, sweetened whipped yogurt, mint-coriander chutney and sweet tamarind chutney.
- Sprinkle chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped green chillies.
- Next, sprinkle all the spices.
- Lastly, garnish with sev, chopped coriander leaves and black salt. Serve.