Dahi / Yogurt holds a special place in Indian Cuisine, especially during Summers, as it not only keeps the body cool but also provides hydration and nutrition.
It is for this reason it is served in various avtaars....raita, buttermilk ,shrikhand, and last but not the least Chaat.
Chaat holds a very special place in every Indians heart. Dahi is an integral ingredient in most chaat varieties like Dahi Bhalla, Raj Kachori, Tokri Chaat and not to forget Dahi Papadi.
Dahi Papdi has a lip smacking taste. All items needed for preparing this chat can be made a couple of days in advance. I like to set curd for chaat separately with about 2 tbsp sugar for every half a litre of milk. This makes the curd with a natural sweetness. Takes the taste of any chaat a few notches above .
If you have forgotten to set this way then add some sugar while whisking the curd.
You can find the Papdi recipe here
Papdi 1 recipe
Thick Curd 1 cup
Sugar 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste
Black salt 1/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder 2 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder 2 tsp
Tamarind Chutney 1/4 cup
Green Chutney 1/4 cup
Boiled potato 1 large
Boiled Kabuli chana 1/4 cup
Chopped Coriander 1/4 cup
Nylon Sev 1/4 cup
Pomegranate pearls 2 tbsp
Whisk curd, add sugar some salt, black salt, 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder.
Keep it in the fridge .
Chop boiled potato in very small cubes.
Add some 1/8 tsp of salt and red chili powder each.
Place 5 papdi on a plate in a single layer.
Arrange 1/4 of chopped potato and boiled chana each over it.
Now spread 1/4 cup of ready curd.
Spread 2 tbsp of tamarind chutney and 1 tsp of green chutney.
Sprinkle 1/8 tsp salt, red chili powder and cumin powder each.
Garnish with chopped coriander, nylon Sev and pomegranate pearls.
Similarly make more individual plates with remaining papdi.
Dahi Papdi should be served immediately after assembling, else these will turn soggy and won't taste good .
You could also simlpy arrange all the items on the table and let everyone make their own plate as per their taste.
You could make a large platter instead of individual plates and let your family members/ guests serve themselves.
I have just joined the group A-Z recipe challenge. This is season 2. In this we will be making recipes with Hindi names of ingredients. For this month , it is alphabet D So I have chosen Dahi as my star ingredient.