Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 45, Alu Dahi Puri Chaat!

This yearning for Indian Chaat is not mine alone :-)- They are known for stimulating the senses at the moment they are eaten , and then lingering in the memory!
We Indians just love snacking on Chaat- almost as much as we love going to the cinema! These Chaat items are a treat not to be missed- they intend only to tease and stimulate the palate and not to satisfy the appetite fully! 
6 Puri shells (also known as golgappas or pani puri)
1 small potato, boiled and chopped into fine chunks
1/2 cup plain yogurt, beaten with 1 tsp of water till smooth 
5-6 tbsp sweet tamarind chutney (easily available in stores)
1/4 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala (optional)
salt, to taste
For garnishing- a handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves and a handful of sev
1. Mix mashed potato well with salt and spices.
2. Place puris on a plate, making a small opening on the top of each puri big enough to add potato filling. Be careful to not break/crush puris as they can be fairly delicate to handle.
3. Fll each puri with a little bit of potato mixture, about 1-2 tsp of yogurt, and a touch of tamarind chutney. 
4. Drizzle leftover yogurt and chutney over  filled puris, and garnish with coriander leaves and sev.