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Papdi chaat recipe With step by step photos. Papdi chaat is a popular North Indian street food made with papdi (fried flour crispies), boiled chickpeas, potatoes, pakoris (fried black gram fritters) and curd.

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.

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When living in Delhi, I had papri chaat often, but cannot forget the one I had in Mumbai. Being a true blue Mumbaite, I have always made Sev puri, Pani puri, Bhel puriDahi puri at home, but never papri 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 papdi (fried flour crispies), a melt in the mouth fusion of boiled chickpeas, potatoes and pakoris (fried black gram fritters) and yogurt is added.

In this recipe I have used all the ingredients except the Urad dal pakoris. the pakoris are made exactly like the Bhallas made for Dahi bhalla. 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 papri chaat.

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How to make papdi chaat

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

papdis for papdi chaat recipe

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

making papdi chaat recipe

3. Add a generous amount of fresh beaten curd.

topped with curd - papdi chaat recipe

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

green chutney for papdi chaat recipe

5. Top up with the sweet tamarind dates chutney.

tamarind chutney to make papdi chaat recipe

6. Sprinkle all the spice powder and garnish 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.

making papdi chaat recipe

7. Just to add some color and crispiness, I added sev… But its optional

sev for papdi chaat recipe

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

papdi chaat recipe

Adding onions or tomatoes 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.

papdi chaat recipe

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Papdi Chaat

5 from 17 votes
Papdi chaat is a popular North Indian street food made with papdi, boiled chickpeas, potatoes, pakori and curd
papdi chaat recipe, papri chaat recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:50 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):4


(1 CUP = 250 ML)


for the papdi chaat

  • 24 flat crisp papdis (puris or flour crispies)
  • 250 grams chilled fresh curd or yogurt, whisked till smooth
  • 1 large potato boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups boiled chickpeas (kabuli chana or garbanzo beans)
  • 1 small to medium onion, finely chopped, optional
  • 1 small to medium tomato, finely chopped, optional
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup mint coriander chutney
  • ½ cup tamarind dates chutney
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon black salt or rock salt or common salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice optional
  • ½ cup sev optional

for the spicy green mint and coriander chutney

  • 1 cup chopped mint leaves
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon lime or lemon juice, preserves the green color of the chutney
  • black salt, add as required

for the sweet tamarind dates chutney

  • ½ cup tamarind
  • ½ cup seedless dates
  • ½ cup jaggery
  • ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder, optional
  • 2 cups water or add as required
  • black salt or regular salt, add as required


Cooking the chickpeas

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Blend all the ingredients with very little water to a smooth paste.
  • Keep aside.

Making the sweet tamarind dates chutney

  • Boil the tamarind and dates in water.
  • When they become soft add the jaggery and the spice powders and salt.
  • Cook further till the jaggery melts.
  • Switch off the burner and let the mixture cool.
  • Grind the chutney mixture to a smooth paste. Seive the chutney through a strainer. Add more salt if needed.
  • If the chutney becomes too thick add some water to liquidize it.

For assembling the papdi chaat

  • Arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate.
  • Top it up with chopped boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas.
  • You can add chopped onions and tomatoes to it, but its optional.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala and red chili powder on it, if you want at this stage.
  • Top these with cold yogurt/curd as much as you want.
  • Top it up with the green chutney as much as you want.
  • And then with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder, cumin powder and black salt.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Sprinkle sev on top and this step is also optional.
  • Add a dash of lemon juice to the papdi chaat if you want.
  • Serve papdi chaat immediately.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you5 stars

  2. Lovely recipe and looks so tempting!
    I am planning to make this on the weekend for a party of 30.
    Do u think i should just get all the raw material ready and have the guests assemble their own plates? I am worried that if i assemble everything then it may get soggy.
    Any ideas and tips will be highly appreciated.5 stars

    • its a better idea to let the guests assemble. if you assemble and serve papdi chaat it will get soggy. just keep everything in bowls in the order in which the papdi chaat is assembled. all the spice powders+salt can be mixed together and served in one bowl. you can also mix the curd+cooked chana+boiled potatoes in one bowl.

  3. This is an amazing blog.,. There’s pictures for every step .,… great job dassana

    • thanks ayesha

  4. All receipe are nice and easy to understand.
    Thank u dear .5 stars

    • thank you suchita.

  5. You’re too good, Dassana!! Thanks a million for this blog. 🙂 😀5 stars

    • welcome ketaki and thankyou 🙂

  6. I like chaat and I love to eat paanipuri

  7. Made this chaat yesterday for a party and was a HUGE hit! Very good recipe and was easy to follow. I added pomegranate seeds and highly recommend it. Thanks!

    • thankyou so much uma 🙂

  8. Tried this delicious street food for the first time at an Indian restaurant in Toronto- and I was hooked. They made it sweet potatoes and it was awesome, so I’ll maybe try your recipe and substitute the potatoes for yams? Are papdis generally available in regular grocery stores?

    • sweets potatoes will be a better option than yams, as yams will give a different taste and texture. papdis should be available in some indian grocery stores. if you have time, you can even make them at home. they can be fried or baked.

  9. Awesome recipe 🙂 I loved it!!

    • thankyou pushpashree 🙂

  10. excellent and thanks for sharing………………………
    i impressed my boyfriend for the first time and he loved it..

    • welcome sireesha

  11. yyuuummm…….Awesum

    • thanks zaiba

  12. It was awesme . .My huby lovd it5 stars

  13. Yummy…!!5 stars

  14. its easy way to make papdi chaat

  15. Hey Dassana,

    Tried ur papdi chat this evening and it came out perfect, entire family loved it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, btw have tried a good number of recipes from ur website and never once it has failed and now I have become an ardent fan of u 😛

    • welcome ramya and big thanks for your positive feedback. keep trying more recipes. happy cooking.

  16. 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.

    • welcome bhavika and thanks for this positive feedback.

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

    • thanks simmi

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

    • thanks fateema for this motivating comment.

  19. 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!!!

    • thanks keita

  20. 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.
    Thanks!5 stars

    • thanks.

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

    • thanks yamini.

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

    • will update the recipe in some time.

  23. got distracted seeing this pics…drooling now 🙁

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

    • thanks shri

  25. yummmmmmyyyy …

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

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