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Samosa Chaat

- Submitted by Eliza on 14th Jul 2009

Chaat With Samosa

Samosa Chaat

I recently visited a mall for shopping with a couple of my friends. After long hours of some hard shopping, we went to the food court to have some food as we were hungry like beasts. I happened to see one of the stalls with some aromatic and steaming hot Chaats. My taste buds immediately started watering and I just couldn’t resist my temptations. I ordered and gulped down my favorite paani pooris and ordered for some dahi papdi chaat. We were still hungrier and since we were feeling a lot colder, we decided to order and share a samosa chaat. As the name suggests, it is a chaat kind made from the samosa. It was just yummy and filled our stomach and satiated our taste buds. When the bill arrived and it was our turn to pay, I saw a whopping rate of Rs.175 for the samosa chaat. Can u believe it??? I was shell shocked. A simple samosa in any shop costs not more than Rs.15; how could chaat be billed at Rs.175. The guy at the counter had no justifiable explanations and there was no other choice than to pay. I felt extremely bad and decided to give a try for this chaat. I brought some store made samosas and made this quick, tangy, spicy and mouth watering chaat in just a few minutes. Since I made it as a snack for my children, I wanted to make it slightly healthier. I added a combination of both chana as well as some boiled whole moong in the chaat. In addition to the onions and tomatoes, I also added some grated carrots and pomegranates. It looked very colorful and gave an attractive visual treat to kids. Do try this simple and the best chaat kind at your end and let us know your valuable comments and feedbacks. Cheers!!

Recipe For Samosa Chaat

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: NIL
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Samosas - 4
  • Boiled Peas - 1/2 cup (You can use white peas, chik peas, green peas, yellow peas, green gram or black channa)
  • Yogurt (Curd) - 1 cup (beaten with little salt and sugar)
  • Tamarind Chutney - as needed
  • Green Chutney - as needed
  • Roasted Cumin Powder - to sprinkle (app. 1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chili Powder - to sprinkle (app. 1/4 tsp)
  • Chaat masala - to sprinkle (app. 1/2 tsp)
  • Onions - handful (finely chopped)
  • Tomato - handful (chopped)
  • Cilantro - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Sev and/or Bhoondhi - 1/2 cup

Method

  1. The samosas should be crispy for the chaat to taste good. So put the samosas in the oven or fry in hot oil just for a minute if the samosas are not crispy enough.
  2. Arrange a couple of samosas in a serving dish and smash it with your hands. You can also cut the samosas into 2-3 pieces with a knife.
  3. Put some boiled white peas along with the boiled water over the smashed samosas. I added some boiled moong too. You may use any type of boiled peas depending on what you have.
  4. Top it with some chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro. When making at home, you could also add some grated carrots, beets, pomegranates etc. to make it healthier and colorful.
  5. Add some tamarind chutney and green chutney depending on your taste. If you like the chaat sweeter, add extra tamarind chutney. If you like it spicy, add more of green chutney.
  6. Pour a generous amount of beaten yogurt over the top.
  7. Sprinkle some red chili powder, cumin powder and chaat masala over the yogurt.
  8. Finally sprinkle sev and/or boondhi on top and serve immediately. Serve this as an appetizer or as an evening snack.

Tips

  • You can also add few drops of lemon juice on top.
  • The amount of each ingredient can be varied as per individual taste.
  • You could use onions pakodas instead of samosas and make pakoda chaat.

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