Dahi Papdi Chaat with homemade Papdi crackers are perfect for entertaining. Dehli Street Food can be done at home!
1cupall purpose flour
1/2teaspoonblack onion seedkalonji/nigella seed
approximately 1/3 cup warm water
Dahi Papdi Chaat Ingredients:
1potatoboiled until cooked, peeled and chopped
1/4cupchickpeascanned or cooked until tender
1/4teaspoonred chile powdercayenne pepper
1plum tomatofinely chopped
1/4English cucumberfinely chopped
1/4cupdate tamarind chutney
Combine flour, semolina, onion seed, salt and ghee in a large bowl and mix well. Add water a little at a time, until you have a soft dough.
Cover with a damp towel and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 8 equal sized balls.
On a lightly floured board, roll out one ball into a round circle as thin as possible. Dust flour on top as necessary to avoid sticking. Prick with a fork. Using a 2 1/2" biscuit/cookie cutter, cut out rounds. Repeat until all the dough has been utilized.
Heat enough oil for deep frying.
Place cut out rounds in oil in a single layer and fry until both sides are golden brown.
Now, let's put together our chaat
In a small bowl, combine the chickpeas, potato, salt and red chile powder. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl, combine tomato and cucumber. Stir to combine. (onion would normally also be included, but I do not like raw onion)
In a small bowl, whisk yogurt with the sugar.
On each papdi, spread a little of the mint chutney.
Add a little of the chickpea-potato combination. Add the tomato-cucumber combination on top. Top with a little of the date-tamarind chutney.