papdi chaat

Papdi Chaat Recipe

By Swasthi on July 11, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Papdi chaat is a popular Indian chaat snack made with crisp fried puris, sweet sour and spicy chutneys, yogurt and sev. Make your favorite street style yummy chaat at home with my easy recipe! Papdi chaat is a no cook snack where small crisp fried dics known as papdis are topped with boiled potatoes, thick yogurt, boiled chickpeas or sprouts, delicious green chutney and tamarind chutney. Lastly they are garnished with lots of sev, chaat masala and coriander leaves.


papdi chaat

You will find different versions of papdi chaat, I am sharing the simplest and easy one for making at home. To make papdi chaat, papri/ puri is the main ingredient which can be made at home or store bought. There are so many kinds of papdis available in the market like baked, fried, frozen and ready to fry or bake.

These are either made with plain flour or whole wheat flour/atta. Since making these is a bit of work, I decided to use the store bought ones which were quite good as they were vacuum sealed.

It is mainly the assembling part which I am showing in this post. If you have all the ingredients ready, assembling doesn’t take much time.

If you plan papdi chaat for a party or a get together then all you need is just assemble them. Making any chaat at home is easy, hygienic, healthy and can be made to suit our taste.

For more Chaats and street foods
Batata vada
Sev puri
Masala pav
Misal pav
Aloo tikki

How to Make Papdi Chaat (Stepwise Photos)

Prepare chutneys

1. To make green chutney, add coriander, mint, garlic, ginger, chili, cumin, salt and lemon juice to a mixer jar along with fried gram. Add water as needed and blend to a fine chutney. You can find the detailed post on green chutney here.

2. To make tamarind chutney, soak tamarind, jaggery and dates if using in hot water. Boil until they soften. Add chili powder, cumin, coriander powder, salt, red chili or powder. Cool this and blend well. If needed add more water. Pass through a strainer. If you have not used dates you can skip blending and just pass through the strainer. You can add more or less jaggery as needed.

3. If you do not prefer garlic chilli chutney, then sprinkle some red chili powder over the potatoes. But garlic chili chutney adds a punch to the papdi chaat. To make garlic chilli chutney – pour hot water to red chilies and soak them until they soften. Blend them along with garlic & very little sugar to reduce pungent taste. Use water as needed and blend to a thick paste.

papdi chaat chutney

Prepare Dahi (Yogurt)

3. We need thick & fresh dahi for making this. Add little sugar to mildly sweeten it. You can also use powdered sugar.

add sugar to dahi for papdi chaat

4. Beat well until the curd turns smooth.

smooth curd

Assemble Dahi Papdi Chaat

5. Place the papdis in individual serving plates. If you are using large papdis or making for kids, you can break each of them to 2 or 3 as well.

Place the papdis

6. Place chopped or mashed boiled potatoes. Do not use refrigerated boiled potatoes, it is unhealthy. I boiled them in a pot of water until just done. Make sure they do not turn mushy. Slice or chop them.

mashed boiled potatoes for papdi chaat

7. Add moong sprouts, these are optional. I steamed them in a pot.

Add moong sprouts

8. Add a good amount of garlic chili chutney. You can add water to all the 3 chutneys and bring to a slightly thick but pouring consistency. We prefer it thick since the chutney will turn runny after adding yogurt to the serving plate.

add garlic chili chutney

9. Add freshly chopped onions.

add onions for papdi chaat

10. Add dahi as desired.

Add dahi for papdi chaat

11. Add green chutney as desired. I added a generous amount of lemon juice while making the chutney. Even then the chutney discolored I guess it is the mint/ pudina. You can add water to your green chutney to make it runny. Here again I added it thick.

Add green chutney

12. Add tamarind dates chutney.

Add tamarind

13. Sprinkle cumin / jeera powder and chaat masala.

Sprinkle cumin

14. Sprinkle generous amount of nylon sev and then chopped coriander leaves.

Sprinkle  nylon sev

Serve papdi chaat right away after assembling.

Papdi chaat served in a blue plate

Pro tips

  1. Make use of good quality crunchy papdis & sev. Avoid rancid smelling or soft ones.
  2. Use all other ingredients fresh like boiled potatoes, steamed sprouts, boiled chickpeas, chopped onions and coriander. Fresh ingredients make a lot of difference in the flavors and taste.
  3. Make fresh green chutney and garlic chili chutney preferably the same day. Dates tamarind chutney can be made ahead and refrigerated. The key to good chaat is in using fresh chutneys especially the green chutney.
  4. Make sure dahi/ curd is thick, fresh and not sour. You can make this the previous day and refrigerate. If you are new to making curd at home, you can check this post on how to make curd at home. If dahi / curd is not thick strain it a bit by adding it to a muslin cloth and squeezing of excess whey.
  5. Keep the consistency of all the chutneys slightly thick If making for a party, as it prevents the papri chaat turning soggy quickly. This keeps the chaat crunchy for some time – about 20 to 30 mins. Set aside 3 bowls of slightly runny chutneys so that your guests can add more as desired.

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Recipe Card

papdi chaat

Papdi Chaat Recipe

Also known as Dahi papdi chaat, this is a popular street snack from North India. Crisp fried puris are topped with mung beans sprouts or chickpeas, yogurt, sweet, sour and sour chutney. It is finished with a garnish of crispy sev.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings5
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 15 papdi or puri (baked or fried)
  • 1 medium potato boiled or steamed & chopped or air fried
  • ½ cup moong sprouts or white chickpeas (boiled or steamed, optional)
  • ½ cup curd thick, fresh / dahi / yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves fine chopped
  • ½ cup nylon sev
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (or 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, refer notes)
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala

For Green Chutney

  • 2 cup coriander leaves
  • ½ to ¾ cup mint leaves (pudina)
  • 2 green chili (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ inch ginger (peeled)
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons roasted chana dal or roasted peanuts or bread slice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water (only as needed)

For Tamarind Chutney

  • ¼ cup tamarind (seedless)
  • ½ cup jaggery or ¼ cup jaggery & ¼ cup dates (seedless) (use as needed)
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder or garam masala

For Chili Garlic Chutney or red chutney

  • 12 to 14 red chilies deseeded (preferably kashmiri, not hot variety)
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves medium
  • salt as needed
  • ½ teaspoon sugar

Instructions

Make Green Chutney

  • Add coriander, mint, garlic, ginger, chili, cumin, salt and lemon juice to a mixer jar along with fried gram (optional).
  • Pour water just as needed and blend to a fine thick chutney.

Make Tamarind Chutney

  • Soak tamarind, jaggery and dates (optional) in hot water.
  • Boil until they soften.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, coriander powder, salt, red chili or powder.
  • Cool this and blend well. If needed add more water.
  • Pass through a strainer. If you have not used dates you can skip blending and just pass through the strainer.
  • Taste it and add more or less jaggery to suit your taste.

Make Garlic Chutney (optional)

  • You can skip this section and just sprinkle some red chili powder over the potatoes.
  • Add red chilies to a bowl and soak them in little hot water until they soften.
  • Blend them in a small jar with garlic & little sugar to a smooth chutney.
  • Use water as needed and blend to a thick paste.

How to Make Papdi Chaat

  • Add curd and sugar to a bowl and beat well until smooth.
  • Pour water if desired to the chutneys to bring to a consistency. Thicker chutney will keep your papdis crisp.
  • Place papdis in individual serving plates.
  • Slice or chop the boiled potatoes and place them over the papdis.
  • Next add steamed moong sprouts (optional).
  • Add some garlic chilli chutney and then freshly chopped onions and then yogurt.
  • Add little green chutney & then the tamarind dates chutney.
  • Sprinkle a dash of cumin / jeera powder and chaat masala.
  • Sprinkle generous amount of nylon sev and then chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve papdi chaat right away after assembling.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

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NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Papdi Chaat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 274mg12%
Potassium 4749mg136%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 5805IU116%
Vitamin C 549mg665%
Calcium 1276mg128%
Iron 44.3mg246%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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