Are you even a foodie if you haven't had Dilli ki chaat? Every foodie must have heard this once in their life. And well, why not; the famous chaats from the capital city have been written and talked about countless times. Be it for the irresistible flavours, extensive use of tangy spices or just the sheer variety we get, the chaats of Delhi have been thriving on many such factors since time immemorial. And while paani puri, paapdi chaat, shakarkandi ki chaat and dahi bhallas might have got their fair share of limelight, there is one that might not be known to people beyond Delhi - Kulle Ki Chaat.
A small, bite-sized snack that can tantalise your taste buds, kulle ki chaat is believed to be a 100-year-old chaat, originated in the lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. 'Kulle' literally translates to cups that are scooped out of fruits or tubers like watermelon or boiled potatoes, and is presented with a stuffing of chickpeas, spice, lemon and fruits. An interesting blend of fruits and spices make this chaat a tantalising affair and will set your taste buds ablaze!
The most exciting part about Kulle Ki Chaat is that it requires absolutely no cooking and can be put together in just 10 minutes! And we've got a stellar recipe for you to try it at home.
Kulle Ki Chaat Recipe (With Potatoes):
For this kulle ki chaat recipe, all you need are some boiled potatoes, peel them and cut horizontally to hollow them from the centre. Stuff the centre chickpeas, green chillies, pomegranate and ginger juliennes, and sprinkle lots of salt, black salt, chaat masala and lemon juice on top! You can add more spices according to your spice level.
Kulle ki chaat is an absolute delight to relish for those spicy, tangy cravings. It can also be a great snack on dinner parties at home or just an evening binge during the upcoming monsoon season!
Try this delicious chaat recipe at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.