November Week 4: Indian Chaat – Dahi batata puri

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.

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Some assembly required for this dinner

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Pita, mashed potato, chickpeas, and spiced yogurt

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Green chutney, sweet and sour chutney, and chopped onion

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All the sauces were delicious

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Not quite authentic, but still very tasty

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.

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