Chaat! Doesn’t the mention of this word set your taste buds watering!! Chaat is very close to what Indian food generally is – chatpata. It is a scrumptious blend of teekha, meetha, khatta, namkeen – absolutely tasty. The word ‘chaat’ is derived from the Hindi verb ‘chaatna’ which literally means ‘to lick one’s fingers clean’. While eating chaats on the streets of India is a great feeling, but recreating those delicious flavours in your home kitchen is equally satisfying. Take a look at these delicious chaat recipes on sanjeevkapoor.com that are perfect for your holi gathering!
The mixture of mashed sweet potatoes, fresh pomegranate pearls, paneer and spices, shaped into tikkis and shallow-fried in desi ghee – this colourful recipe is ideal for a festive family gathering. Served chaat style with a topping of spicy green chutney, sweet date and tamarind chutney and nylon sev!
This recipe lets you enjoy the awesomeness of a dahi wada as long as you have some leftover rice and yogurt. Leftover rice turned into crisp vadas / pakoda’s and topped with chilled sweet yogurt, tantalizing chutneys and crispy fried curd chillies – this one is chaat at its best.
If you are talking about Indian street food you just can’t miss pani puri. Here is the recipe to make the delicious meetha, khatta and teekha paani for this universal favourite chaat. Fill radymade puris with simple boiled mashed potatoes or sprouts, add these delicious spiced paani and let the feast begin!
Your holi feast is incomplete without Gujiya as much as it is without chaat and this recipe brings both these together beautifully. Dry fruit stuffed gujiyas topped with an array of chutneys and chilled flavoured yogurt.
You know how adding a pinch of carom seeds to a pakoda bater elevates it? It shouldn’t be hard to imagine how good these ajwain leaf pakodas are going to be. Carom leaves dipped in a simple pakoras batter and fried to a crisp and drizzled with chatpata chutneys and sweet dahi.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.