Chaat ( Spicy Tangy sweet mixture of crushed puris and vegetables )










Chaat is one of the most sought after snacks usually in the evenings or when you just want to tantalize your taste buds with a rush of spicy, tangy, sweet flavor all at once. Chaat is literally meaning to tickle the taste buds.

Chaat shops are now a common sight in all big and small towns and they dot the roadside , always drawing crowds from all age crowds.

Each street vendor has his own signature touch to the plate of chaat , that he serves, though the typical ingredients used are given in the reipe.

One can easily whip up a lip smacking chaat plate in your home with little ingredients.
If you do not have the time to prepare the frying of puris, you can easily get them in the stores nowadays , make sure to get the freshest stock though. It is much easier to make at home on a week end and store in air tight containers, and make tasty chaat when ever your mood kicks in.

Ingredients


12 puris made of wholewheat flour.
1 cup of fine sev
2 tbsp sweet chutney
1 tbsp red chill chutney
1 tbsp green chutney
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
3 tbsp fresh thick yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped cooked potato pieces.
2 tbsp pomegranate 
1/2 cup finely chopped onions ( optional )
2 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp mango powder.



Method


Arrange the puris in a plate, 
Break open just a small opening  on top of each puri.
Fill it with the cooked potato pieces, just few in each cup
Pour all the chutneys one by one according to your taste and preference for sweetness or spicy flavour, sprinkle the sev, add the pomegranate seeds, 
add the chopped onions if you are including it, sprinkle the cilantro and add all the powders.

Just before serving all this mixing should be done or else you will end up with a soggy chaat.

Do not forget to add the fresh yogurt at the time of serving.
A yummy tasty chaat , street style is ready in minutes..

Some cooked sprouts can also be added to make this a very tasty healthy plate too, or cooked chickpeas.