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
Ingredients: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
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)
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.