- Submitted by Dahlia on 11th Nov 2008
(Sev Papdi Chaat, Sev Potato Puri, Wheat Crackers with toppings)
Living in huge gated community has its own hits and misses. One of the benefits is meeting diverse people from different corners of the country carrying their culture in their heart and lives and unify for any common cause and concern. My neighbor who is a core maharashtrian, hails from Pune celebrates each festival in its own traditional way and also was passionate about explaining the same to the younger children. She is a great cook and would often share many of her delicacies. She also appreciates the south Indian style of cooking and many a times have tried our recipes. On a Friday evening, with the weekend mood, she brought this lip smacking chaat item for us, the “sev batata puri”. As the name indicates “sev” is the snack item prepared from gram flour and is extensively used in all the chaat varieties and “batata” in Marathi means potato. Sev batata puri is an extremely simple and quick dish where the fried papdi are topped with boiled potato, chopped onions, sev and delectable blend of sweet and spicy chutneys. Being a great fan of chaat varieties, I immediately tried the same in my next potluck. As expected it was a huge hit. Recreate the same magic of this chaat at home and it will surely tingle your taste buds and pamper your spicy palate.
Recipe for Sev Batata Puri
Preparation Time: 20-30 mins
Cooking Time: NIL
- Papdi - 20
- Potatoes - 2-3(boiled & mashed)
- Spicy roasted dalia - 1/4 cup
- Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
- Chaat masala - 1 tsp
- Sev - 1/2 cup
- Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
- Green Chutney - as needed
- Tamarind Chutney - as needed
- Red Chutney - as needed
- Arrange the papdis in a plate.
- Top each papdi with a tbsp of boiled and mashed up potato, some finely chopped cilantro and some spice roasted channa dal.
- Add little bit (about 1 tsp) of each of the chutney on each papdi.
- Sprinkle little chaat masala and few drops of lemon juice over that.
- Finally sprinkle lot of sev on top and serve immediately.
- Few pomegranate seeds can be added to be given a sweet taste.
- In case of non availability of papdi, you could also replace it with salt biscuit and continue it the same way.
- Weight watchers can replace the fried papdi with the baked papdi for lower calorie absorption.
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