Khakhara Dahi Chat

Who does not love sweet, spicy and tangy Chaat? Khakhara Dahi Chaat is an easy and healthy snack that can be made in a jiffy. 

Chaat is a popular street food in Maharashtra, India. My favorite Dhai Poori and Dahi Papadi chat urged me try a quick and nutritive version to satisfy my cravings. Used store bought Khakhara as the base for this chat. Khakhara is a traditional Gujarati healthy snack. It is crispy, light and deliciously flavored with different masalas to pick from. It's usually cooked on low heat while continuously pressing the flattened dough (roti like) using a wooden press, potato masher or a folded cloth until it becomes crispy. It is readily available in Indian grocery stores with its different flavors. If you are planning to pick one, find for the one which is vacuum sealed which retains its freshness. 

Sweet Dahi/ yogurt gives this chaat more flavors to the already tangy tamarind sauce and the spicy mint sauce. This light and flavorful snack contains freshly grated raw vegetables. Minimal cooking is required to prepare the sweet and tangy sauce. This sauce can be refrigerated and stored in airtight container for couple of weeks.

You might want to check out Salem Thattuvadai Set and Norukal for a South Indian Snack, a different chaat with chutneys for the spice.

Cuisine: Indian 
Category: Snack, Chaat
Preparation: 15-20 mins
Level: Easy
Serves: 4


Khakhara - 1 pack (Vacuum sealed, your choice of flavor) . 
Red onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Green mango - 1 (grated)
Carrot - 1 (grated)
Beetroot - 1 (grated)
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Thin sev - 1 cup

Green Chutney:

Coriander leaves - 1 cup (chopped)
Mint leaves - 1 cup (chopped)
Green chilly - 2-3 nos
Cumin powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1/2 teaspoon 
Salt to taste

Sweet and tangy chutney / Tamarind chutney:

Tamarind paste - 2 tablespoons
Dates - 4 - 6 nos (pitted)
Brown sugar - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Dahi sauce:

Yogurt / Curd (whisked) - 1 cup
Chaat masala or Khakhara seasoning - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar -  1/2 teaspoon

Chutney/ Sauce Directions:

Green Chutney preparation:
Blend all the green chutney ingredients in a blender  with a table spoon of water.  Check for the seasoning and set aside.

Sweet and Tangy Chutney/ Tamarind Chutney preparation:

Grind all the tamarind chutney ingredients in a blender. Add required water and bring it to a boil on stove top, stir occasionally until you get the sauce consistency. Set aside to cool.

Dahi Sauce/ Sweetened yogurt preparation:

Whisk the yogurt/ curd along with sugar and Khakhara seasoning/ chat masala. Add water if required to have a sauce consistency. 


1. Place a Khakhara on a serving plate/platter. Apply a layer of Green chutney as a base for the ingredients to set on place. 

2. Now spread a layer of grated beetroot, carrot, mango and chopped onions. 

3. Generously top it with sweetened Dahi and drizzle some tamarind sauce.

4. Sprinkle thin sev and chopped coriander and serve immediately.

Notes and Tips:

  • Remember Chaat masala already has salt so add accordingly if necessary.
  • I used pizza cutter to cut my khakhara's before adding the topping for easy individual servings.
  • Used masala khakhara as my base and the seasoning that came along with the packet is used as Dahi/yogurt sauce seasoning.


  1. Looks amazing!!! will try this one, seems very easy too. Love your decorations. Btw sitting in India wondering how can you get the same set of your stuff you have in US. You must have done some Magic!!!

  2. Thanks Kirthika! You must try , I am sure you will relish it. Well, I took the pic's here and wrote the post in India ;)

  3. Scrumptious looking Chaat Ammu. And something new from the usual ones.

    1. Definitely different from usual chat and Khakhara's are healthier with more varieties of flavors to opt from.


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