Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ready for some chaat???

by Priyanka posted at 12:39 AM 5 comments

Dahi batata sev puri and Pani puri

Would you believe me if i told you that i have never had pani puri made by street vendors in India??? Well, you should. My mom is not a great fan of eating outside. So she used to come up with different tasty dishes which would be devoured in minutes. One of them is my mom's palak panner and the other one is pani puri. After the dishes that i made over the last two weeks, a light, quick and easy meal was the respite that i was looking for. And none better than some chatpata chaat and pani puri to do the job. You can also try making these puris at home (its on my to-do list), but since time was a priority, i got the ready made ones from the indian store. A peep into my pantry and refrigerator provided the rest of the ingredients and voila..... we enjoyed the comforts of chatpata chaat and pani puri chowpatti style.

Pani puri

1 pack ready made puris
2 boiled potatoes, finely diced
1 cup boiled desi chana

Tamarind chutney ( or you can soak tamarind and dates and pass them through a sieve, add some salt and jaggery to taste)

For pani:
10-12 mint leaves
1 cup coriander
5 green chilies
1 inch piece of ginger
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
pepper to taste
sanchal (black salt) to taste
3 tbs lime juice or as per taste

1. Grind the mint leaves, coriander and chilies in a blender and add 3-4 cups of water. Add the salt, cumin powder, pepper (use cautiously according to your spice level), black salt and lime juice.
2 Slightly mash the boiled potatoes and desi chana, add salt and chili powder to taste and stuff the puris with it. Add some tamarind sauce and dip into the pani and relish it.

Dahi sev batata puri


2 boiled potatoes
1 finely diced red onion
1 pack puris
1 cup sev
1 cup yoghurt (blended with a dash of salt and sugar)
coriander for garnish

tamarind chutney
green chutney

Green chutney recipe
1 cup coriander
4 green chilies
1 piece ginger
1 clove garlic (optional)
salt to taste

Grind all the above mentioned ingredients in a mixer and add salt. Add water to make it semi-thick.

1. Stuff the puris with the mashed potatoes (add salt and a little chili powder to the potatoes).
2. Add a little bit of the sev, tamarind chutney, green chutney, yoghurt and onions. Garnish with coriander.

Comments 5 comments
Suchita said...

I am shifting to Florida. pronto.

Sharmi said...

my all time favorite. looks great

Priyanka said...

any time. you are most welcome. you have an open invitation.

thanks a lot. they r a favorite of mine too.

Dhana said...

With pani puri like this, I would pass on the one sold by the street vendors ;)

Neelam said...

My mouth is watering looking at your pani puris.....Making puris at home is on my to-do list also...if u find some tried and tested recipe do share it sometime!! Thanks.

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