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by dassana amit updated March 17, 2014

papdi chaat: delhi papdi chaat, papdi chaat recipe

papdi chaat recipe - i still remember having papdi chaat for the first time in a punjabi restaurant in mumbai (can’t remember the restaurant’s name). it was one of the best papdi chaat i had in mumbai.

when living in delhi, i had papdi chaats often, but cannot forget the one i had in mumbai. being a true blue mumbaite, i have always made sev puri, pani puri, dahi sev batata puri at home, but never papdi chaat.

not that papdi chaat is difficult or time consuming. just that it did not come to me that i can make it at home. so for the first time i made papdi chaat at home and it was exactly like the one i had in the mumbai restaurant. i made it the same day when i made sev puri.

in papdi chaat, besides the papdis (fried flour crispies), a melt in the mouth fusion of boiled chickpeas, potatoes and pakoris (fried black gram fritters) and curd (yogurt) is added.


in this papdi chaat recipe i have used all the ingredients except the urad dal pakoris. the pakoris are made exactly like the bhallas made for dahi bhallas. i did not have time to make the urad dal pakoris. if you decide to make the pakoris, then after deep frying them, let them cool and then soak them in water for some time. squeeze the water from the pakoris and add it to the papdi chaat before you top it with the curd and the chutneys.

as a substitute for pakoris, you can also use boondi. soak the boondis in water and then squeeze the water from the boondis. add these to the papdi chaat.

to make the papdi chaat healthy and nutritious, instead of fried papdis, use baked papdis. you can check this papdi recipe to make fried as well as baked papdis at home. also some moong sprouts and pomegranate can also be added to the chaat.

aloo papdi chaat

so lets begin step by step delhi papdi chaat recipe:

1. arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate.


2. top the papdis with boiled potatoes and boiled chickpeas.

papdi topped with potatoes chickpeas

3. add generous amount of curd.

papdi chaat - topped with curd

4. add the green mint coriander chutney as much as you want.

papdi chaat - topped with green chutney

5. top up with the sweet tamarind dates chutney.

papdi chaat - topped with tamarind chutney

6. sprinkle all the spice powder and garnish papdi chaat with chopped coriander leaves. at this point i wished i had fresh pomegranate to add to the papdi chaat. it would have added a lovely color and texture to the recipe.

papdi chaat - garnished with coriander leaves

7. just to add some color and crispiness, i added sev… but its optional

papri chaat recipe

8. serve the papdi chaat immediately as soon as you are done preparing it.

papdi chaat recipe

adding onions or tomatoes to papdi chaat is optional. onions add a nice crunch to the papdi chaat. i made one serving with onions and  tomatoes and this was also too good.

papri chaat recipe


if you are looking for more snacks then do check bhel puri, dahi vada, punjabi samosa, ragda pattiesdahi aloo tikki and aloo bonda recipe.

papdi chaat recipe below:

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papdi chaat
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papdi chaat is a popular north indian street food.
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4 plates
For the papdi chaat
  • 24 flat crisp papdis/puris/flour crispies
  • 250 gms cold smoothened curd/yogurt
  • 1 large potato, boiled and chopped
  • 2 cups boiled chickpeas/kabuli chana/garbanzo beans
  • 1 onion finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tomato finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 cup mint coriander chutney
  • 1 cup tamarind dates chutney
  • 1-2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1-2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1-2 tsp black salt/rock salt or common salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (optional)
  • 1 cup sev (optional)
For the spicy green mint and coriander chutney
  • 1 cup chopped mint leaves/pudina
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves/dhania
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice (preserves the green color of the chutney)
  • black salt
For the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
  • ½ cup tamarind/imli
  • ½ cup seedless dates
  • ½ cup jaggery/gur
  • ½ tsp dry ginger powder/saunth
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • black salt
Cooking the chickpeas:
  1. if you wanna add chickpeas to the papdi chaat, then some effort is needed. this is if you don't want to use canned chickpeas.
  2. you need to soak the chickpeas in enough water overnight or for a good 6-7 hours. then cook or pressure cook the chickpeas with water and salt/black salt till it is completely cooked.
Making the green mint coriander chutney:
  1. blend all the ingredients with very little water to a smooth paste.
  2. keep aside.
Making the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
  1. boil the tamarind and dates in water.
  2. when they become soft add the jaggery and the spice powders and salt.
  3. cook further till the jaggery melts.
  4. switch off the burner and let the mixture cool.
  5. grind the chutney mixture to a smooth paste. seive the chutney through a strainer. add more salt if needed.
  6. if the chutney becomes too thick add some water to liquidize it.
For assembling the papdi chaat:
  1. arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate.
  2. top it up with chopped boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas.
  3. you can add chopped onions and tomatoes to it, but its optional.
  4. sprinkle some chaat masala and red chili powder on it, if you want at this stage.
  5. top these with cold yogurt/curd as much as you want.
  6. top it up with the green chutney as much as you want.
  7. and then with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
  8. sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder, cumin powder and black salt.
  9. garnish with coriander leaves. sprinkle sev on top and this step is also optional.
  10. add a dash of lemon juice to the papdi chaat if you want.
  11. serve papdi chaat immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

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bhavika March 17, 2014 1

This recipe is very simple and easy and I tried to make papdi also according to ur recipe n it comes out perfect. Thnk u for posting such an easy recipe. Appreciated.


dassana amit March 17, 2014 2

welcome bhavika and thanks for this positive feedback.


simmi March 12, 2014 3

I admire ur way of explaining recipe. .it is very clear nd simple…it is very easy to make now…I wll surely try.


dassana amit March 13, 2014 4

thanks simmi


fateema January 23, 2014 5

Love ur recipes so much.The way u explain them is truly admirable.keep posting such recipes.good luck:)


dassana amit January 23, 2014 6

thanks fateema for this motivating comment.


Keita M. October 5, 2013 7

Yum! I am ordering Indian take out and saw this on the menu. I googled it to see what it is and your recipe came up. So yummy looking!!!


dassana October 8, 2013 8

thanks keita


JohnDSouza May 22, 2013 9

I’ll be trying this recipe to “impress” my girlfriend’s parents this Memorial Day weekend (and to introduce them to Indian cooking :-)… she tried it for the first time last week when we were eating out and now wants ME to make it!
I’ve always loved this growing up and thanks to your web site’s clear steps and complete list of ingredients I won’t have to go to Indian restaurants to satisfy my cravings anymore.


dassana May 25, 2013 10



Yamini May 7, 2013 11

Wow, I like ur site & recipes, especially the way u showing the step by step pics of recipe.. Keep going!!! Thank you..


dassana May 7, 2013 12

thanks yamini.


hemal December 22, 2012 13

hi,dassana please
can u tell me how to make crisp papdis at home?


dassana December 22, 2012 14

will update the recipe in some time.


Shema George October 3, 2012 15

got distracted seeing this pics…drooling now :(


Shri January 11, 2012 16

Just chanced upon your website; loved your posts and the recipes.
This recipe is very tempting!


dassana January 12, 2012 17

thanks shri


Maria November 9, 2011 18

yummmmmmyyyy …


Surbhi November 8, 2011 19

Hey ,that’s a nice recipe , I will surely try this out.


dassana November 13, 2011 20

hey surbhi… do try the papdi chaat and let me know.