Indian Fast Food: Top 11 Chaat Recipes | Easy Chaat Recipes

 , NDTV  |  Updated: December 07, 2018 16:39 IST

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Indian Fast Food: Top 11 Chaat Recipes | Easy Chaat Recipes
Highlights
  • Chaat was born in the royal kitchen of emperor Shah Jahan
  • Every nook and corner has its own creative spin on
  • Chaat was modified many times, traveling from North India to Gujarat

Chaat Recipes- Walk around any street in North India and you'll find vendors lined with a variety of street preparations like Aloo Chaat, Papdi Chaat or the famous Dahi Bhalla Chaat. These are easy to prepare and are loved by all. Straight from the streets of North India, chaat now famous all over the world. It is believed that chaat was born in the royal kitchen of emperor Shah Jahan. According to legend, when the Mughal emperor fell ill, he was instructed by his Hakim to consumefoods that are light on the stomach but high on spices so as to strengthen his immunity. Hence, chaat was discovered!

Interestingly, as the country underwent foreign influences, new flavours were added on to local fare. Chaat was modified many times over, traveling from the North to Gujarat, where it took an entirely different form and taste. It then went on to becoming a Pan Indian-Subcontinental food phenomenon.

All popularIndian street foods from Raj Kachori, Bhel Papdi, Dhahi Bhalle to Paani puri, Papdi Chaat and Sev puri - heavily influence the ever so versatile chaat. Of course, every nook and corner has its own creative spin on it.


Got hit by a sudden craving? Here are our 11 best chaat recipes to your rescue! With these quick home-made versions you will have no reason to hit the food stalls.

 

1. Paapri Chaat

Nothing like the crunch of freshly made papdis topped with yogurt, coriander and tamarind chutney. An authentic recipe straight from the streets of Old Delhi.

paapri chaatPaapri Chaat is the classic chaat recipe that you'll find all across the streets of northern India.
 


2. Dilli Ki Fried Aloo Chaat
 

Dilli Ki Aloo Chaat is what street food is synonymous with. Crisp fried potato chunks wrapped in fiery spices and tossed with chutney. Enjoy the great taste right in the comfort of your homes.
dilli ki fried aloo chaatSpicy, chatpata fried aloo chaat that you just won't be able to resist!


3. Corn and Pomegranate Chaat
 

A low fat alternative for all those health fanatics.The fresh flavours of corn, pomegranate, orange, mint, coriander and tamarind will get you hooked!



Also Read & Watch: How to make Papadi Chaat at home, Recipe in Hindi.
corn and pomegranate chaatA healthy mix of corn, pomegranate along with mustard sauce, mint and oranges. 


4. Paneer Chaat with Chilli Chutney

The goodness of paneercoupled with mild spices and served with a freshly madechutney that is sweet and sour in on bite. A simple yet satisfying snack to soothe those untimely cravings.
paneer chaat with chilli chutney
Minty paneer tossed with a spicy , sour chutney for a delectable starter treat.


5. Channa Chaat
 

This healthy and hearty serving is what you need after a long day's work! A lovely mix of chickpeas, green peas, potatoes, pomegranate and tomatoes, finished with mint and tamarind chutney.




channa chaatA healthy mix of channa, peas, potatoes, pomegranate, tomato, sesame and mild spices.


6. Egg Chaat

Eggs are great any time of the day! Boiled eggs enhanced with theflavours of cumin, tamarind, tomato ketchup and a generous squeeze of lime. Top with boondi to add some crunch.




egg chaat
A tangy mix of tamarind, eggs, lemon and tomato ketchup. Perfect for breakfast or mid-day meal.


7. Three Bean Chaat

A vibrant mix of rajma, channa, green beans, pomegranate, cucumbers, potatoes, herbs and spices, dressed lightly.

(Read and Watch: Step by Step Recipe for making Dahi Bhalla at home)
three bean chaatThis three bean chaat comes alive with a light dressing of olive oil, chaat masala and lemon juice,

8. Grilled Fruit Chaat Bites

Bite into the char-grilled flavour of a variety offruits, marinated leisurely with mustard oil, anardana, black salt and honey.

grilled fruit chaatGrilled Fruit Chaat


9. Fried Palak Ki Chaat

This fried palak chaat is a great companion on arainy day. Golden fried spinach pakoras meshed with an assortment of spices, yogurt and sonthchutney.

palak chaatFried Palak Chaat



Comments10. Lentil and Charred Broccoli Chaat

All the goodness packed in one recipe. A convenient mix of lentils, broccoli and methi sprouts for your daily dose of nutrition.

lentil broccoli chaatLentils and Brocolli Chaat
 

11. Palak Patta Chaat

Palak Patta Chaat is a healthy appetizer and is a great snack for evening tea. Spinach leaves are coated with besan batter, deep fried, and then drizzled with curd, chutneys, and masalas.

palak patta chaat street foodA spicy, tangy and crunchy palak chaat for those mid day meals! Photo Credit: Haveli Dharampura.


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