Posts Tagged ‘Chaat’


Black salt (kala namak)

Black salt (Kala namak) is used extensively in Indian cusine as well as in Ayurvedic medicine. Kala namk has a distinctive taste. It is used in chutneys, raitas, provides the tangy fresh flavor in chaat and many other snacks. It is often used by people with high blood pressure or on low-salt diets because it does not contain significant amounts of sodium. It is also believed to relieve both heartburn and flatulence.


Bread Potato Rolls

Bread with potato filling makes a mouthwatering snack. This is a perfect snack with afternoon tea or served as an appetizer. Bread Potato Rolls are crunchy on the outside, and soft and spicy on the inside. They are also easy to prepare. Try them today.


Chaat Bites

Appetizers are typically finger foods that are easy to pick up and eat while waiting for the main course. So I decided to come up with an appetizer that has all the flavors of a traditional chaat and at the same time has the convenience of being able to be made ahead of time and is also a finger food. After some thinking, I came up with these yummy Chaat Bites – a crowd pleaser for sure!



Chola Tikki (Chickpeas Patties)

Chola Tikki is a spicy snack. Tikkis are also known as a chat. Just the smell of Tikki can make you hungry.


Dahi Vada

Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.


Fruit Chaat

This is a bright, colorful and refreshing fruit chaat that can also be used as a fruit salad. My siblings and I looked forward to the fruit chaat, which was served regularly as part of our lunch. It was a delicious way of eating a great variety of fresh, seasonal fruit. This will brighten up any meal or taste great by itself, any time of the day.



Granddaughter’s First Birthday!

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

This past weekend was a busy one for me as it was my granddaughter’s FIRST birthday!! The party was very fun and every one had a great time. I planned the menu and prepared a variety of dishes for this special occasion. We also decided to cater some dishes. The menu included the following dishes: […]


Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori is a delicious, spicy, fried puff pastry. Kachoris are great as an appetizer or as part of a festive meal for any occasion.


Matar (Matra) Chaat

This is a delicious spicy snack. Matar Ki Chaat can be served as a snack or as a main dish with Kulcha or Naan.


Pani Puri

Pani puris are a great snack, served as chat and found on roadside food carts all over India. They are served filled with spicy water, chickpeas and potatoes.


Papdi (papri) Chaat

My kind of food and there are so many kinds of chaat. Chaat can be found on roadside food carts all over India. Chaat is basically different varieties of snacks served with tamarind or hari (cilantro) chutney or with hot spice mix. The definition of chaat literally is “to taste”.


Samosa Tokri Chat

It took me quite some time to think of a good name for this dish. I used samosa’s outer covering to make these small tokris and used potato-mattar subji (vegetable) as a filling. Though this dish is using same ingredients as a samosa, it is healthier because I have baked those small containers (tokris) instead of deep frying them. These baked tokris turn out to be quite tasty and you might even find them better than the deep fried versions.


Spinach (Palak) Chaat

Spinach palak ki chaat is a mouthwatering appetizer. Spinach pakoras dipped into tamarind chutney and serve with crispy spinach leaves makes a very sophisticated h’orderves. Your friends and family will love it.