Masala Chaat

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Masala Chaat
  • Serves: 5 – 6
  • Preparation time: 1 hour




  1. Boil a glass of water with a small square of jaggery (sugar can be substituted instead of jaggery, but it will not give the same taste).
  2. Add 2 tsp of roasted cumin powder and thick juice of one lemon size ball of tamarind.
  3. Boil, cool and keep aside.

Sweet chutney[edit]

  1. De-seed the dates and keep aside.
  2. Blend into a smooth paste the dates, juice of the other lemon size tamarind ball, a little jaggery, 1 tsp roasted cumin powder, the coriander powder and salt to taste.

Hot chutney[edit]

  1. Season oil with mustard seeds.
  2. Also add green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, red chili powder and the desiccated coconut.
  3. Fry for a while and then blend it into a smooth paste, adding salt to taste.

How to serve the chaat[edit]

  1. For each serving of the chaat, powder some vadas and add one portion of the boiled peas to it.
  2. Add 3-4 tbsp of the soup, 2 – 3 tsp of the hot chutney and 4-5 tsp of the sweet chutney.
  3. Mix well sprinkle some red chili powder and chaat masala on top.
  4. Garnish with grated carrot and minced onion.
  5. It should be served immediately or it will become soggy.