Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jaipuri Chaat

Every region has its own versions of Chaats as well as their own specialities. Chaat made from Vadi / Pakodi is a popular street food in Jaipur. This is made from different types of pulses and hence healthy also. 


Preparation Time: 35-45 mins (excluding pre-preparation)
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients:
For the Vadi / Pakodi
1 cup Urad Dal 
1 cup Chilti Moong Dal 
1 cup Masoor Dal
4-5 chopped Green chillies
1/2 cup chopped Coriander 
salt to taste
1/2 tspn Fruit Salt / Soda Bi-Carb
Oil for deep frying

For Jaipuri Chaat:
Fried Pakodi / Vadi
1 tspn Masala Chana Dal (Spicy Fried Dal)
1 tspn crushed Papdi (Puri)
1 tspn boiled Moong (Whole Green Gram)
1 Cup Kajur Imli Chutney (Sweet Tamarind Chutney) 
1/2 Cup Green Chutney (Coriander-Mint Chutney)
1/2 cup chopped Onions
1/2 cup chopped Tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped Cucumber
1/2 cup Tomato Sev or Sev
Salt to taste
1 Cup Curds

For Garnishing:
Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
Red Chilli Powder
Tomato Sev
Papdi (Puri)
Fried Chana Dal 
Chopped Coriander leaves

Method:
For the pakodi
Wash and soak all the dals for minimum 3 hours in water. After soaking, remove the excess water. Add green Chillies and Salt to the dal. Transfer it into a grinder and grind it to a coarse batter. Ensure that very less amount of water is used to grind the dals. After grinding the mixture, transfer it into a bowl and add chopped coriander. Mix well and set it aside for 10 minutes. Just before frying add fruit Salt or Soa bi-Card to the mixture.Now heat oil in a frying pan and drop a spoonful of prepared dal mixture into the Oil. Deep fry the Pakodi / Vadi till it turns brown in colour. Drain it on an absorbent paper.Then Cut the Vadi / Pakodi into small pieces and keep aside. 


To make Jaipuri Chaat

Take some pakodis in a mixing bowl. Then add Masala Chana Dal, Crushed Papdi, Boiled Moong, Green Chutney, Sweet Chutney, Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumber and Tomato Sev and mix well. Transfer it in a Serving bowl. Pour the Curds on it. Decorate it with Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt to taste. Spread the Tomato Sev  and Masala chana Daal around the edges of bowl. Garnish it with Coriander leaves and Papdi. Repeat the same process to make some more servings with the balance ingredients. Serve immediately.

Notes:
You may also use Garlic Chutney to enhance the flavour.
In case Chilti Dal is not available, you may use regular Yellow Moong Dal also. 

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