Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dahi Batata Sev Puri

I am from Mumbai and I love chaat. I love chaat items and I am lucky that my hubby enjoys it too, my elder son can eat pani-puri for breakfast, lunch & dinner and this he can do for n no. of days.  So as we all love Chaat we often make it and sometime its our dinner...:) Unlimited chaat. 

Dahi batata sev puri is made rarely in my home since my picky elder one doesn't enjoy them much.  Sev is the thin noodles kind of snack made with gram flour. You can easily get it in any Indian grocery store. Batata means Potato in Mumbai local language, dahi is curd/yogurt and Puri is puri.

I think enough of my chaat puraan, lets go to the recipe.

What you need:

20-30 Puffed deep fried Puris (store bought or home made)
½ - ¾ cups Sev
1 Red Onion, finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped finely
1 tbsp Red chilli powder (optional)
Potato Filling:
1 large Potato, boiled, cooked and mashed
Black salt
Chaat Masala
Table Salt to taste

Sweet Tamaring-Dates Chutney
Spicy Green coriander-mint chutney

Curd/Yogurt Filling:
2 cups Yogurt, beaten till smooth
1 tsp roasted Jeera/Cumin Powder
A pinch of Black salt
Table Salt to taste

How to assemble:
First boil the potato, peel and then mash it.  Add black salt, chaat masala and the salt to taste.

Beat the curd well if you feel it is too thick add little water.  Add the roasted jeera powder, the black salt and the table salt.

To Assemble the Dahi Batata Sev Puri:

Arrange puris in a plate, making small opening on top of each puri with the thum, big enough to add the fillings.

First fill each puri with a tsp of Potato filling. Add the chopped onion, and then the tomato.  Then fill it with ¼-½ tsp of both the chutneys.  Now start filling the puris with the yogurt mixture.  Then sprinkle some coriander and sev on each puri.  Sprinkle some more chilli powder if you like it hot like us.

Serve this delicious plate of Dahi Batata Sev Puri immediately as if kept for long it will become soggy. Remember to use your finger to eat it no spoon please.  Enjoy this finger-licking delicious Chaat.

Very soon I will post the recipes of the sweet tamarind dates chutney and the spicy green coriander-mint chutney.  But for now you can buy these from any Indian grocery store. 


Priya said...

Am ready to finish those tempting sev puri immediately...lipsmacking..

Soma Pradhan said...

My fav street food.