Chaat is a popular Indian savory snack available in several variations. It is spicy, tangy and sweet and a popular street food in India. There are various types of chaat food and today I have prepared Samosa Chaat which is one of the popular and most wanted among all.
Samosa Chaat is served by adding a plate full of peas or chole masala, mashed samosa with freshly cut veggie toppings and a dash of lemon goodness. You need quiet a bit of ingredients for making this at home and you can find all these ingredients in any Indian store here.
I should definitely say that it brings back my childhood days to memory whenever I eat chaat. My dad would never allow me to eat street food so we sneak with our friends to have fun. It is so filling, if I skip my dinner my mom would find out and you know what happens next…:)
Samosa chaat is my favorite…Enjoy the homemade chaat!!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes
Spice level: 3 out of 5
No. of servings: 5 to 6
- Dry yellow or green peas – 1 cup
- Potatoes – 2 (medium size)
- Big samosas – 5 or 6
- Tamarind dates chutney - 3 tbsp
- Green chutney – 1 tbsp (optional)
- Sugar – 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Thin sev – 1/2 cup
- Chopped onion – 1 cup
- Shredded carrot – 1 cup
- Chopped cilantro for garnishing
- Lemon – 1
Roast and Grind:
- Cinnamon stick – 2″ piece
- Cloves – 4
- Coriander seeds – 3/4 tsp
- cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Whole black pepper – 1/4 tsp
- Dalia (split roasted chick pea or pottukadalai) – 2 tbsp
- Long dried red chilies – 3
- Marathi moggu – 1 (optional)
- Mint leaves – 1 string
- Coriander leaves – 1/3 cup (a small bunch)
- Green chilies – 2
- Ginger piece – 1″
- Shredded coconut – 2 tbsp
Method of Preparation:
Soak peas overnight and pressure cook until it becomes tender and slightly over cooked.
Dry roast cloves, cinnamon, dried chilies, black pepper, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and marathi moggu until the chilies turn dark. Let it cool and grind it along with the other ingredients under “roast and grind”.
Heat 2 cups of water and add the ground paste. Let it come to a boil and simmer the heat and let it cook until the raw smell goes off (around 10 minutes). Boil potatoes in between.
Add tamarind dates chutney, green chutney, salt and sugar and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add boiled, mashed potatoes followed by the cooked peas. Allow it cook until it thickens.
How to serve?
Add cooked peas masala to the serving plate and place a fried samosa on top and mash it. You can add an extra samosa to the plate if you like.
Top it with sev, onions, carrots and some cilantro. Squeeze some lime juice on top and serve hot.
- You can use chole instead of peas.
- A couple of tsp of yogurt and sweet & spicy sauce can be added to the chaat.