Also known as Bhatura puri, halli puri or pani puri, this is a crisp, savory snack that’s native to Northern India. These savory snacks are typically served up at breakfast, commonly paired with roti (made from a dough of flour, oil, and water cooked on a flat pan), sattu (a dish of lentils, moong, and rice), and a spicy chutney. In this recipe for dahi batata puri chaat, cubes of fried dahi (yogurt) are made into a flour-and-water batter, stuffed into halli (flattened rice) and then deep-fried. The powdery batter is then topped with chick

This is inspired by a delicious and unique snack of Delhi and Mumbai, that can be prepared at home, can be prepared within 15 minutes and can be prepared for people who are not so much into cooking. The recipe is a fusion of two recipes, one of which is the puri chaat. Though the name of this snack is very popular in India and abroad, it is an Indian invention. A puri is a fried snack made of a small round disc shaped unleavened bread (usually a variety of whole wheat flour), which is stuffed with spicy potato filling.

I’m sure you’ve heard of Dahi batata puri chaat – the street food from Hyderabad and how it is one of the most popular street foods of India. Today I’m going to show you my recipe for making it at your home.

Dahi batata puri chaat is another famous chaat, snack, and street food from Mumbai that is also popular across India as dahi puri chaat. It is appreciated by all ages, from children to the elderly, and is often consumed in the evening as a snack with friends and family. In Mumbai, dahi means yoghurt, batata means potato, and puris are the same that we use for pani puri (golgappa), which are circular and crispy, giving you a pleasant crunch when eating.

Crispy puris filled with potato and chutneys, coated in yoghurt, sprinkled with spices and sev and other ingredients make up Dahi puri chaat, which has a unique flavor and taste. The most delectable and thrilling part is when we bite into this delectable and mouth-watering chaat and experience the crisp bite of puris, the softness of the yoghurt, the tangy and sweetness of the chutneys, and the spiciness of the spices.

Green chutney, also known as hari chutney in Hindi, and meethi chutney made with tamarind, jaggery, and dates, which I sometimes make with tamarind and sugar. You may use any sweet chutney as both taste great. You may keep it in the fridge or freeze it until you’re ready to make chaat. Spices, pomegranate, onion, tomato, coriander leaves, and cooked chana (chickpea) (optional) are among the other components. If all of the above ingredients, such as green chutney, tamarind and dates chutney, boiled potato, sev (fried gram flour) and store-bought crispy puris, are prepared ahead of time and ready, assembling dahi batata puri chaat is a breeze. Simply assemble and serve, or let your family or friends assemble according to their preferences.

Time to prepare: 15 minutes (excluding preparing chutneys)

No cooking time is required; all that is required is the assembly of the components.

Chaat, snack, or street food from North India

2 to 3 people

Medium spiciness, sweet and tangy at the same time

Ingredients

    • 20 golgappas (crispy puris) or as needed
    • 1 cup boiled chickpeas

To make the potato mixture

    • 2 medium boiled potatoes
    • a sprinkle or 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
    • a sprinkle or 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
    • a sprinkle of chaat masala
    • a pinch of black salt
    • (Optional) salt – to taste

To make the yoghurt combination

    • 1 1/2 cups whisked yogurt
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • a sprinkle of chaat masala
    • a sprinkle of roasted cumin powder
    • a pinch of chilli powder
    • a pinch of black salt
    • a pinch of salt (to taste)

Ingredients not listed

  • 1/2 cup green chutney
  • 1/2 cup sweet tamarind chutney
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (roasted)
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 tblsp. tomato (chopped)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • As needed, Sev
  • 1 peeled pomegranate (anar)

Method

  • Cut the tomatoes in half, remove the pulp, and coarsely chop.
  • Cut the cucumber in half, scoop out the inner flesh with the seeds, and finely chop.
  • Finely chop the onion and coriander leaves and set aside.
  • Whisk together the spices, salt, and sugar in the yogurt until smooth. It may be kept in the refrigerator or used right away.
  • Mash the potatoes, stir in the seasonings, and set aside.
  • Place 6 to 7 puris on each serving dish, depending on the size of each puri. Make a hole in the center of the puri and gently break it, since it may fracture the other sides as well.
  • Fill each puri with mashed potatoes. Put some chickpeas, chopped onion, tomatoes, and cucumber on top of it.
  • On the onion mixture, sprinkle cumin powder, chaat masala, and a pinch of red chili powder.
  • Inside the puris, drizzle a little green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney to taste.
  • Chilled sweetened yoghurt may be used to top or fill the puri.
  • Again, add cumin powder, chaat masala, and a pinch of red chili powder (optional).
  • Drizzle a few onion 1tsp (optional), cucumber 1tsp (optional), and tomato 1tsp (optional) on top of the sev or cover the whole yoghurt.
  • Serve with coriander leaves and pomegranate pearls as a garnish. Drizzle additional sweet tamarind chutney and green chutney over top (optional).
  • You may add or remove it, and everyone’s taste varies. I like sweet chutney, so I sprinkle it more.
  • You may put the components together in whatever order you choose.
  • If you don’t serve the puris right away, they’ll become soggy.

Notes

  • Instead of combining the spices into the mashed potato and yoghurt, put the plain cooked potato into a puri and then sprinkle the spices and yoghurt on top of the potato.
  • You may make dahi puri chaat to your liking and assemble the components according to your preferences.
  • You can make dahi puri chaat with only yoghurt and spices, no other ingredients required.
  • Roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, chilli powder, and a sprinkle of each make any chaat more delectable.

 

Dahi batata puri chaat is a popular Indian street snack made of boiled potatoes, black gram, tomatoes, corn and green chutney. This snack is believed to be a staple in the Maharashtrian cuisine and is also referred to as the Mumbai chaat in the Government of Maharashtra, India.. Read more about dahi puri calories and let us know what you think.