Monday, July 9, 2012

Sev Puri Chaat

Makes 12

This Indian street food, which comes under the category of chaat has all the flavors in one. It is tangy, sweet and salty all at once. You can buy puris, chutney and fine sev from the Indian grocery stores and just combine it at home.

1/3 cup Yogurt, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar

12 Sev Puris
1 medium Potato, boiled and slightly mashed
1/2 cup Chickpeas, from a can, slightly mashed
3 tbsp Tamarind Chutney
1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/4 cup Fine Sev
2 tbsp Cilantro Leaves, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder

Add the salt and sugar to the yogurt and keep aside. Bake the store bought puris in a pre heated toaster oven for 1 minute to make it more crunchy. Take them out and make a hole in the centre of each puri.

Fill each puri with mashed potato and chickpea. Lay them nicely on a plate and pour the yogurt and chutney on top. Sprinkle the chaat masala, cumin powder, fine sev, cilantro leaves and red chili powder.

Serve right away as the puris become soggy quickly.