Chaat is an integral part of Indian cuisine and this Indian street food is loved by all. Dahi Puri is my all-time favorite Chaat. It is a dish made from crispy mini shells or puris which are stuffed with potatoes, boiled pulses, coriander and tamarind chutney, chilled Dahi and garnished with heaps of nylon sev, coriander giving it a perfectly balanced tongue tickling taste. The crunchiness of the puris paired with the tangy curd is a heavenly treat for your taste buds. This chaat recipe can easily be prepared at home in a jiffy. Here is my version of homemade dahi puri.
* For Sweet Imly chutney I adopted Tarladalal recipe
Puri – 7 purisCurd – 1/2 cup
Boiled Green Gram Dhal – 1/4 cup )
Boiled potatoes – 1/4 cup
Boondi- ½ cup
Green Chutney – 1/2cup
DatesImli Chutney –1/ 2cup
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped finely
Chat masala powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – as requiredSugar – 1tsp
Coriander Leaves – 1/4 cup
Puthina/Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup
Green Chillies – 2
Garam masala / Chat masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Clean mint and coriander leaves,remove the root part and wash it well.
all the ingredients mentioned above along with coriander and mint leaves to make a smooth chutney.
Add water while grinding as needed but the chutney should be a little thick in consistency.
Transfer to a clean container and and mix 1 tbsp lemon juice.
Finally, green chutney for chaat is ready to use for sandwich or chaats.
Method For Dahi Puri:
1.To prepare this delicious snack, boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker. Once done, take them out and peel and mash them.
2.Then, add red chilli powder, cumin powder and chaat masala to the mashed potatoes.
3.Wash moong dal changing water 3-4 times and boil it in2 cups of water over low medium heat until dal is very soft and tender but not mushy.
4.In a bowl, beat the curd, salt and sugar properly and keep it ready.
5.Assemble all the ingredients.Arrange 7 puris in a plate. Crack a hole carefully in the center of each puri.
6.Add 1/2 tsp of mashed potatoes and green gram dhal inside each puri and few boondi,
7.Then add little curd, then add remaining curd,green chutney and dates chutney in each puri.
8.Sprinkle red chilli powder, chat masala powder on top, then add the sev. Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve immediately.
*Once it is assembled, serve it immediately else the puris will become soggy.
*If you make the chutneys ready then assembling and serving dahi puri is easy.