February 7, 2014

Quick & Easy Dahi Puri

How to make Quick & Easy Dahi Puri


         I don't know if there is anyone, who can resist the popular Indian street food called 'Chaat'. Even if you are not a fan of one variety, there are so many more to choose from & you are sure to be hooked onto one of these mouth-watering delicacies. The Dahi Puri is one of the cooler Chaats - meaning they are not as fiery as some of the other Chaat varieties, thus making it an apt snack for kids & adults. Here's a practically No-Cook recipe, so you can enjoy your favorite Chaat without breaking a sweat!

If you live far away from home (India), I can vouch from personal experience that when something triggers your memory of the 'Chaat', you crave for these piquant snacks more than you normally would, just 'cos they are inaccessible. Although some restaurants have Chaat on their menu, it just doesn't taste as good as the ones made by the street-food vendors back home ;-) The different varieties of Chat include - Sev Puri, Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Masala Puri, Papdi Chaat, Raj kachori, Samosa Channa, just to name a few. Sending this recipe from 'The Hindu' over to Srivalli's CCChallenge #5 week 2.


Quick & Easy Dahi Puri with ingredients on hand.


Ingredients:

Ready made Golgappas -1 Pack
Cooked Channa/Chick peas/Garbanzo beans - 1 Cup (No cooking required, if using the canned variety)
Beaten Fresh Yogurt - 1 Cup
Sweet Tamarind Chutney - 1 Cup
Green Chutney/Coriander-Mint Chutney - 1/2 Cup
Fine Sev/Ompodi/Crunchy Mixture - 1/2 Cup
Finely chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/2 Cup
Chilli powder/Paprika - for garnishing
Finely chopped Onions - 1/2 Cup (Optional)





Method:

  • Soak Chickpeas overnight, wash &  pressure cook or boil them until soft, drain & set aside.
  • Make a hole on the top of each Golgappas, to make a container.
  • Fill with couple of Chick peas, a small amount of Yogurt, Sweet Tamarind chutney, Green chutney into the Golgappas.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of Paprika, place a few pieces of chopped Onion and Coriander leaves & top it with the Sev & serve immediately.




Notes:

  • I have used ready made mixture, instead of the Sev as I didn't have any.
  • Instead of the boiled Chick peas/Garbanzo beans, you can use boiled Potato chunks.



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