Who doesn’t want to have dahi batata sev puri when it comes to chaat! Chaat is a family of savory snacks popular in India and rest of the South Asia. Especially the road side chaat which is available for less money and very tasty too. This chaat has an awesome combination of sweet, tangy and spicy flavors.
Potatoes– 3 (boiled and mashed, while mashing add ½ Tsp of red chilli powder, salt and mix)
Black channa dal– 1 cup (soak overnight and boil with little salt )
Onions – 1 (chopped finely)
Coriander/cilantro – 8 to 9 strands (chopped finely)
Sev – 0 size 1 cup
Mint chutney– 1 cup
Sweet chutney- 1 cup
Curds/yogurt- 1 cup
Red chili powder- 2 Tsp
Chaat masala- to taste
Ingredients to make puris:
All purpose flour – ¼ cup
Fine semolina/ sooji- ¾ cup
Water- ½ cup
Oil- for deep frying
Mix, all purpose flour and semolina with water and knead the dough to a firm consistency. Knead it well and cover it with a damp cloth for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into small balls. Roll the dough to about 2 inch diameter circle and deep fry.
While frying make sure you press it down in the oil, so that the puri puffs well. Fry until golden brown and flip to the other side and repeat the same process.
Ingredients to make Mint chutney:
Coriander/ cilantro – 10 to 12 strand
Mint leaves – 1 cup
Green chillies– 2 to 3
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Garlic cloves- 1
Pomegranate seeds- 2 Tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 Tsp
Sugar- ½ Tsp
Blend all the above ingredients to a fine paste with little water and bring it to a thick soup consistency.
Ingredients to make Sweet chutney:
Tamarind paste – ½ cup squeezed tamarind juice
Dates – ½ cup (preferably pitted and soft)
Jaggery – 2 Tsp
Red chili powder – 1 Tsp
Coriander powder – 1 Tsp
Cumin seed powder- ½ Tsp
Fennel seed powder – ½ Tsp
Amchur powder – A pinch
Black salt – 1 Tsp
Salt – ½ Tsp
Heat half cup of water in a container, add dates and jaggery. Boil it for 4-5 minutes and add tamarind paste. Cool down the mixture and add the remaining ingredients and blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste. Add a little water if necessary and bring it to a thick soup consistency.
Steps to make dahi batata sev puri:
Take a puri and make a hole in the centre. Add 1 tsp of mashed potato and 1tsp channa dal
Add 1-2 Tsp of yogurt. Sprinkle some red chilli powder and chaat masala on top.
Now add Sweet chutney, mint chutney according to your taste. Sprinkle some chopped onions and cilantro/coriander.
Top it with sev and enjoy!
Hint: Add all this into the puris as quickly as you can so that the puris remain crisp.