Chaat!!The very name brings in images of a stall or cart being surrounded by a group of hungry people eager to dig into their plate of chaat while the person at the counter furiously whips up plate after plate of the delicacy.Yet another scene is that more people are running towards the chaat corner at the wedding dinner party that to taste the traditional stuff.And yes,this scene is more nostalgic.A group of college students giggling amongst themselves and sharing gossips while hungrily devouring the chaats...
Chaats which are essentially street food is the most popular snack that young and old opt to eat.There are so many varieties of these street food and so many versions too.Today I made this bread chaat.I longed for something out of the usual for lunch and this was the fastest thing I could prepare!
You can actually put in anything you want as there is no strict rule as to what should go into the chaat. Just let you imagination and creativity take the lead.I had got a couple of ready made pizza base to make some pizza but after eating just once,lil angel said she didn't want another pizza so the other base just sat in the fridge till I decided to make this chaat.You can also use stale bread for this recipe.
I used :
Pizza base [You can also use stale bread]
Boiled and roughly mashed potato
Crushed Gol Gappe[the ones used for pani puri]
Tomato finely chopped
Boondi / sev to garnish
Coriander leaves to garnish
- In a bowl take a little curd .Break the bread/pizza base into bite size pieces and throw it into the curd.
- Toss well to coat.The curd should not dunk the pieces else the bread will get soggy.
- Place the bread in a serving plate.
- Sprinkle mashed potato,boiled chick pea,gol gappe,tomato,onion.
- Drizzle a little tomato ketchup and sprinkle a little chaat masala.
- Top it up with boondi,sev and coriander leaves...
I washed it down with Mango juice!!!!
This is such a tasty snack and the best part it you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.Add more gol gappe for crunchiness or to make it more wholesome add grated carrots,increase or decrease the bread slices,grate some cheese for the kids...Yes, its so versatile!!!
Here are some more Chaats to try...
-A chatpata chaat prepared with puffed rice.
-Crunchy puris filled with potato and channa and dipped in a yummy coriander based spicy water....
After this yummy snack I am eager to take you on a trip to to see the Laoshan mountain and visit the Huayan Temple.....
Happy munching and jolly trekking...
Labels: Chaats, Ingbread, KJ, Recipes with Bread, Snack Bar