Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dahi Sev Batata Puri ~ Day 47

This is a very popular and comforting chaat (street food) of India.  The round, puffed, semolina bread called puri, is stuffed with diced potatoes, chickpeas and lentil, which is then topped with a spicy and sweet chutney and filled with lightly sweetened yogurt.  A generous amount of fried chickpea flour noodles called sev, is sprinkled on the puris.  Then comes the fun part. You have to pop each of the puris as a whole in your mouth and eat it in one bite.  As you crunch on these puffs, you can feel the explosion of sweet and spicy flavors fill your taste buds.  Follow my previous posts for chutney recipes and how to make puris.  You can also find the ingredients listed in the recipe at any Indian store.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minute
Serves: 4

  • Puris / Golgappas - 25 to 30, homemade or store bought
  • Green chutney - 3/4 cup
  • Sweet chutney (Tamarind date) - 3/4 cup
  • Fine sev - 1/2 cup
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt / Dahi - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
For the stuffing:
  • Boiled potatoes - 2, diced
  • Black chana - 1/2 cup (soaked overnight, cooked till soft)
  • Whole moong dal - 1/2 cup (soaked overnight, steam cooked till soft)
  • Chaat masala powder - 2 tsp

  1. Arrange puris / golgappas in a large plate or tray.  Gently press the center of the puri and create a hole.
  2. Beat the yogurt with sugar.  Set it aside.
  3. Place the diced potato, chana and moong dal in a mixing bowl.  Add chaat masala and mix well.
  4. Stuff the puris with 1/2 tsp or more of the potatoes, chana and moong dal.
  5. Add green chutney and sweet chutney, about 1 tsp each.  Fill the puris with yogurt / dahi.
  6. Top it off with more chutney and yogurt.  Sprinkle some red chillies and fine sev.
  7. Serve immediately, else the puris will get soggy.
  8. Enjoy!!

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