As most of you, I love chaats. When my parents were here with us few months ago, aayi and I prepared different chaats, almost every day. I am happy that I have successfully transfered my love to chaats to all my family members. Even dad and my hubby who were not big fans of chaats, love them now.
On one such day, we wanted to make sev puri at home. When we searched in Indian store, we could not find the flat puris. We were in no mood to make them at home. So we changed the plan and thought of making the dahi batata puri (dahi – yogurt, batata – potato). The difference I found between these two chaats is
-Dahi batata puri has yogurt and the red chutney only.
– Sev puri uses flat puris and 3 types of chutneys, most of the times yogurt is not used in this chaat.
Now, every person has their own way of making these. Some people use yogurt in sev puri and some people use more than one chutney in dahi batata puri. So we mixed both of these and prepared dahi batata sev puri. It was absolutely yummy. Once the chutneys are ready, it is so easy to put together.
Just before posting this, I searched for “dahi batata sev puri” in google, I found that there is something called dahi sev batata puri, which included moong and chickpeas along with potato. Check out.
Sweet sour chutney:
2 tea spn tamarind extract or thick juice extracted from a big lime sized ball of tamarind
1 tea spn jaggery
Adjust the sour and sweet taste according to taste.
Soak dates in warm water for about 30 mins. Take out the seeds. Grind them to smooth paste along with jaggery, salt and tamarind. The chutney should not be too thin.
25 red chilies
2 tea spns chopped garlic
1/2 tea spn tamarind extract or 2-3 pieces of tamarind
Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste with a little water.
10-15 strands coriander leaves
7-8 green chilies
1/4 cup roasted chana dal (dalia/hurigadale)
Grind all to a smooth paste.
1/2 cup cooked and chopped potato
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup yogurt
Take some puris on a serving plate. Make a small hole on the top. Stuff them with 1 tea spn potato and 1/2 tea spn onion.
Now top with a little yogurt. Spread some chaat masala, rock salt on top.
Now add the chutneys according to individual taste.
Spread sev on top and serve.
Preparation time : 30mins