Sunday, March 13, 2011

Papdi chaat

Chickpea and potato mash:
3 medium sized potatoes
1/2 cup of chick peas
2 tsp Kasoori methi
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp finely grounded pepper

1) Soak chickpeas overnight. Boil along with potato until tender. Peel the skin off the potato and mash it.
2) Place kasoori methi on one palm and rub it with your thumb. Brings out the aroma and flavor (Thanks Praveena aunty for the tip!). Mix this with potato mash, chickpeas, salt, pepper

Tamarind date chutney:
15 pitted dates
1 cup water
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp black salt
1 lemon sized tamarind

1) Soak tamarind in a hot water for 5 minutes
2) Add about 1/2 cup of water to the dates and microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften it. Else boil it on a stove until soft.
3) Squeeze the juice out of tamarind and add it to the mashed dates. Mix with chilli powder, black salt remaining water.
4) Microwave for another 2-3 minutes. Refrigerate it.

Green chutney:
1 bunch coriander leaves
3 green chilli
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup water
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp lemon juice

1) Grind the ingredients above

DONE!!!! :)

Sweetened curd:
2 cups curds - If using thick yoghurt dilute with water
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garam masala

1) Mix all the ingredients above
DONE!!! :)

Papdi and sev:
Buy it! ;)

The final ensemble:
All of above
1/2 onion - finely diced

1) Arrange 4-6 papdi in a plate. Place about 1 Tbsp of chickpea-potato mash on it.
2) Add 1 tsp of tamarind date chutney on each of the papdi. Add more to sweeten
3) Pour 2-3 Tbsp of sweetened curds
4) Drizzle with green chutney.
5) Garnish with onion and sev

DONE!!! :)

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