Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Aloo Chat Recipe (Requested Recipe)!!

As I was preparing this dish, there were so many memories that reminded me my childhood days back home. Street foods like fulki, chat, and chatpate used to be an everyday thing with friends. Whenever I cook, I get so many flashbacks of the time when I was in Nepal and this particular one seriously touched me emotionally because there is no certainty whether I will be able to experience same fun with friends and family again. Anyways, it was my first time making this recipe and the fact that I and my friends used to eat street food many times a week gave me a clear idea on the preparation part. So, below is the step by step process to make Aloo Chat and I will be posting other street food recipes in future as well :)

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Prep time: 25min(s) Cook time: 30min(s) Total time: 45min(s) 

Things you will need:
  • Yellow Peas (2 cups, soaked overnight)
  • Onion (2 medium sized, one finely chopped and other chopped in cubed sized)
  • Green Onions (4-5 strands, finely chopped)
  • Cilantro (1 cup, finely chopped)
  • Green Chilies (3-4, finely chopped)
  • Mint (1/2 cup)
  • Potato ( 3 medium sized, boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • Ginger-garlic paste (2 table spoons)
  • Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Tamarind (2 table spoons)
  • Sugar (1 table spoon)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Chat Masala (2 table spoons)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 and 1/2 table spoons)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Lime Juice (3 table spoons)
  • Aloo Bhujia (1/2 cup)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Rice (1/2 table spoon, soaked overnight)
  1. On a pressure cooker, add peas, cubed sized onion, 1 table spoon chat masala, turmeric powder, 1 tea spoon oil, 1 table spoon ginger-garlic paste and 1 table spoon cumin-coriander powder. Cook until cooker whistles thrice.
  2. Mash boiled potatoes. Add half of the green onion, red chili powder, 1 table spoon ginger-garlic paste and remaining cumin-coriander powder. Mix well and make small round patties. Fry in the remaining oil until golden brown.
  3. On a blender, add rice, mint, salt, 2 table spoons water and 1/2 table spoon lime juice. Blend and the mint chutney is ready.
  4. On a bowl, mix tamarind paste with sugar and add two table spoons of water and mix it well. Tamarind chutney is ready.
  5. Whisk yogurt.
  6. Now to serve, place potato patties first, add peas curry, Aloo bujia, lime juice, chat masala, green onions, onions, green chilies, cilantro, yogurt, tamarind and mint chutney as desired. 
  7.  Have fun!! Good luck (*)