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Chaat - Dahi Batata Puri

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Chaat is a broad term that encompasses many different dishes. This recipe is made of yogurt and potatoes and other chaat sauces. You may need to make a trip to an Indian grocery store to stock up on spherical 'puris' (also called as pani-puri puris), 'sev', green chutney, and a sweet and sour chutney. I have tried here to give as many substitutions as possible, if you are unable to go to an Indian grocery store. However, you will definitely lose the authentic taste if you make substitutions. If you can find them, use black salt in place of the rock salt, spherical puris in place of the wheat crackers, and plain sev in place of the crushed potato chips."
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servings 379
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Boil the garbanzo beans in water for about 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork; drain well.
  2. Beat the yogurt together with the following: fresh grated ginger, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, rock salt or black salt, black pepper and salt.
  3. Season the mashed potato with salt.
  4. Break each puri gently with a fork to create a tiny opening on the top. Arrange the puris in 4 plates, 8 in each plate. Or, if using wheat crackers arrange them on a platter or plates. Place the potatoes on top of each cracker. Place about 1 tablespoon of potato in each puri or on each cracker. Place a few garbanzo beans on top of the potato. Spoon the spiced yogurt on top. Spoon green chutney and sweet and sour chutney on top of it. Garnish with the chopped onion, cilantro, and sev on top. Serving tip: I like to set up a number of small bowls with each of the above condiments, so that each person can add whatever they want to, according to their taste and preferences.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 379 calories; 9.5 64 12.2 7 516 Full nutrition

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I loved it, particularly because it can be accomplished even by us poor people in the central european wasteland, where you can not simpl go to ´"your local indian grocery store", as many recipe...

This is a fabulous recipe!! I made it for a group of non-Indian friends and they loved it!! I made the Indian version, and my family loved it too. It was very easy, and very tasty.

Fantastic. Just like the dahi puri I used to eat in India. You can find black salt in the International foods section of most grocery stores. Be sure to have everything ready before you start to...

I made this for a group that included a couple families from India. I thought it was a real dud, until my wonderful Indian friends showed me how to mix it all in bowls over broken up crakers (I...

This is a great start! Making life more simpler, use canned garbanzo beans, drained, there isnt much taste difference. Use good quality yogurt, not the "No Fat" version. I increased the ginger, ...

Made this not really knowing what it was supposed to turn out like or taste like. It ended up being very delicious! I will definitely make it again next time I have a party or guests over. It wa...

Oh my goodness - this is positively addictive!! I did have to make a trip to the local Indian grocery store, but the results were so worth it. My daughter and I can eat embarrassingly large am...

A very nice variation on dahi batata puri! I did not care for the spiced yogurt. I usually make this with sweet and spicy yogurt (1 cup yogurt with 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp cayenne ...

So good and I topped mine with shrimp seasoned with Cajun Seasoning!