March 17, 2009

Jai Ho - Samosa Chaat :)

Samosa Chaat
I was planning to make Alu Chat sometime on weekend and was purchasing Sev from the Indian grocery store. But, then I saw them selling fresh samosas which made me change my mind to make Alu Chat instead :). All I did is to make the masala using canned Garbanzo/Chana Dal and it was ready for, you know what ? :D. I dont know exactly how Alu Chat is prepared, but I made my version by whatever I felt like doing :). We had a nice time having it and I hope you all will try it too.

Serves 2 people
Cooking and Preparation Time - 20-30 mins

For the Masala

Ingredients :

Samosas - 3 (brought 4, cldnt resist so had one :D)
Kabuli Chana/Garbanzo Beans - 1.5 cups canned (If using fresh ones soak 1 cup in water overnight and cook for 30-45 mins approx)
Onion - 1 small finely chopped
Coriander - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Chat Masala - 1 1/2 tbsp( I used MDH brand)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Tomato - 1 small chopped
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/4 tbsp
Oil 2-3 tbsp

Samosa Chaat
For Garnishing on Chat you will need ( for 2 people)

Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Coriander Chutney - 1 tbsp
Tamarind Chutney - 1tbsp
Sev - store brought any brand - 1.5 cup
Red Onion - 1/2 small finely chopped
Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp

Method :
  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add jeeera, chopped onions, coriander, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and saute.
  2. Add chilli powder, chopped tomatoes,salt and chat masala.
  3. When tomatoes are mushy add the Garbanzo beans and cook covered until the Masala thickens and then keep it aside.
  4. Then microwave or heat the samosas for few mins (5-10 mins) on a non stick pan.
  5. After that, mash the samosa with a spatula or spoon.Then add the Masala to it and mix.
  6. When serving, in plate add the above mixture and on top of it add tarmarind chutney(1/2 tbsp), coriander chutney(1/2 tbsp), yogurt (1 tbsp for each serving) and lemon juice(1/2 tbsp).
  7. Sprinkle finely chopped red onions and sev.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.



Asha said...

Slurp!! Wish I could have some Samosa now, chaat looks delicious! :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Asha...:)

Usha said...

That looks fantastic ! Would love to have a bite of that :-)

Vishali said...

Sure Usha....:). Thank you for the comment.

Superchef said...

i would love to have a plateful of that right now!! the samosa looks soo nice and crispy!

VineelaSiva said...

Hai Vishali

the chat looks delicious.I tried ur fried eggs 2dy it came out daughter too loved it.Thank u for the recipe.


Shama Nagarajan said...

our fav.. evening chaat..lovely yummy

Keerthana said...

looking at chaats makes my mouth water! just want to eat it now:)

Vishali said...

Thank you Superchef, Shama and Keerthana for ur lovely comments. :)

Vishali said...

Vineela...thank you for ur lovely comments....and letting me know how the fried eggs came out. I am yet to try ur recipes...:)

Madhumathi said...

You made me crave for it now...The chaat is simply superb :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Madhu....I miss eating it in India a lot :). My friend & me use to have it together whenever we went out. :D

AnuSriram said...

Love this! One of my Fav! Looks delicious..

Vishali said...

Thank you Anu..:). Its my fav too :D.

Vibaas said...

i luv samosa chaat..looks so tempting :D

Sia said...

i am ready to dig into a plate of cat at any given time:) bring them all girl:)

Vishali said...

Thank you Vibaas and Sia for your lovely comments. I am glad all you girls liked it :D.

Ranjani said...

It's the 8.30 in the am, and I've just about gotten up, and I can't stop staring at the chaat...I'd like some for b'fast!

Vishali said...

Sure u are welcome to have it :D. Thanks for the comment :).

srikars kitchen said...

I love samosa chat.looks delicious...


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