That’s a lot of unfamiliar words, let’s break it down.
Chaat is a term for savory street food in India.
Dahi is a Hindi word for yogurt.Batata mean potatoes.
Puri is a an unleavened bread that is fried and puffs up like a ball and turns hard.
Traditionally, the top of the puri is broken and a mixture of potatoes and chickpeas are stuffed inside. The thing is, I don’t have any puri and didn’t quite have the drive to make them in addition to making everything else for the dinner. The recipe, from allrecipes, called for a couple of ingredients that I had to find recipes for! I had to make green chutney and sweet and sour chutney.
The thing is, the sweet and sour chutney called for tamarind which I couldn’t find. So I had to look up a substitute for tamarind, to make sweet and sour chutney, to make the dinner! I also had to make the Dahi part of the dinner. I made the two chutneys, the yogurt sauce, and the rest of the dinner and stuffed all the yumminess into a pita. While I am sure that the puri would have made the dinner even better, this was still pretty awesome.
I would definitely make this again. I could make the chutneys and freeze or can them so that it doesn’t take long to make, prepare the vegetables and spiced yogurt then stuff it into a pita. Oh yeah, this is going into the book for later.
Week 5: Middle Eastern Beef Shawarma