A60E09 – Papdi Chaat | #Amritsar60

Papdi Chaat in Amritsar

A delicious meal can add that extra zeal to your day, Don’t you agree? As we have talked about some delicious street food items as well as meals in our previous episodes of #Amritsar60 series. We have now come up with an inviting street food item which is very popular among North Indians that is Papdi Chaat. The snack is assorted with a crunchy base of crispy Papdi with delectable varieties of chutney over it which is always a delight to the taste buds.

Who doesn’t want to have sweet, tangy and spicy at the same time? If you want to give some desired taste to the Chaat, you have that privilege too. You can’t find any dish here in India which can’t be customized according to your taste.

Papdi Chaat
Papdi Chaat

How to prepare Papdi Chaat

Preparing Papdi Chaat is not that time-consuming if your ingredients are ready to get assorted. Though the best part about it is that it can be prepared and stored for some time before it is to be served.

Boiled potatoes as toppings
Boiled potatoes being put as toppings

Do you want to know about the ingredients which give this Papdi Chaat such exquisite flavor? Let’s learn about them.

  1. Papdi: The crisp and crunch that you will feel in the Chaat comes from this. It is a fried floor crisp but if you want to make it healthy and nutritious you can prepare it by baking too.
  2. Boiled Potatoes and Chickpeas: These are used as toppings over the Chaat which adds to the bulk and makes the Chaat healthy.
  3. Fresh Curd: Whisking the fresh curd with some sugar elevates it’s taste a lot. So to give the Chaat a sugary touch it is a much-needed ingredient.
  4. Sweet Tamarind & Coriander Chutney: You may have heard of this, “There’s many ways you communicate. But with color & texture, even words can communicate.” So the role of giving the desired texture to the Chaat is played by these two chutneys.
  5. Sev, Chaat Masala, Fresh Coriander & Cumin Powder: Preparing a mouth-watering dish is an art and giving the dish the final touch describes your love for it. So garnish the Chaat with these ingredients with romance and you will get the taste you want.
  6. Dahi Bhalla: It is an optional item you may or may not want to add to this delicacy.
Ingredients used in making Papdi Chaat

Recipe Notes for Papdi Chaat

Relish your taste buds with one the most exciting “Khatta-Meetha” flavor that Amritsar has to offer. As we all know Amritsar is a hub a food, so this dish is definitely a heart pick of every local here, especially women. So let’s get into its recipe:

  1. Start off with laying the Papdis into a plate/bowl and arrange them in an appealing manner.
  2. In some shops of Amritsar, the Papdis are marinated for 5 minutes in the tamarind chutney and then arranged. Dahi Bhalla is also an optional item that you can add to the Chaat. But if you are adding Dahi Bhalla, make sure you soak it in water for some time before getting it into use.
  3. Get all the ingredients ready, which are to be used as toppings.
  4. Spread chopped boiled potatoes and boiled chickpeas over it before spilling the curd over it.
  5. Now add the required amount of sweet curd over the chaat accompanied by both the chutneys which gives the flavor to the chaat.
  6. Its time to show some love to your dish. Sprinkle chaat masala, coriander, sev, cumin powder and if you want to add pomegranate seeds, you can do that too.
Host trying Papdi Chaat
One of our host eating Papdi Chaat

Outlets serving Papdi Chaat in Amritsar

It won’t be difficult at all for you in finding these outlets which offer such tempting dishes that make your day. Though allow us to accompany you to these vendors who are meeting this urge of “Khatta-Meetha” from decades now:

  1. Brijwasi Chaat Bhandar
  2. Rajasthani Chaat Bhandar
  3. Ambala Chaat
  4. Mathura Ki Special Chaat