Last week, we decided to try chaat at Patiala Chaat, and like so many others, we couldn’t have made a better decision. It took a moment for us to find, since it is near Karama Post Office, not exactly opposite. Parking could be a bit of a challenge, but the food will make up for it.
The Pani Puri, Dahi Puri & Sev Puri were to die for. The teekha paani seemed to have a bit of color, but it felt very fresh. The Raj Kachori wasn’t the freshest, and was the only disappointment. I don’t know if Jal Jeera has a sweet/salty option (like Fresh Lime) but theirs was sweet like Shikanji. Everything else was top of the world and I thoroughly recommend this place. Can’t wait to visit again and try their Punjabi Non-Veg mains.
I love my sev puri crunchy. The trick I learned from my regular bhaiya was to add a layer of sev right after the potatoes so keep the base crunchy, and avoid sogginess once the chutney’s are added. Hope you enjoy it. Takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare.
Mashed potatoes (I literally use instant mashed potato)
Chopped onions, tomatoes, corriander
Chili chutney (or Maggi Hot & Sweet sauce)
Yoghurt (whipped, sweetened)
Chat masala, salt
Lay the puris on a flat plate and top up ingredients in the mentioned order
All my life, I’ve stayed away from sweet potatoes, which the rest of the family savors as a fasting delicacy. Mitha Aloo Ki Chat is one appetizer that makes me pick the vegetarian selection on-board Singapore Airlines to Mumbai. Although I haven’t figured the exact recipe yet, this one works well in the interim, while my experiments continue. In the next iteration, I’m going to add some tamarind chutney. If someone has a recipe already, please do share it. Point to note is that I’ve seen exceptional results when using the steamer (my wife got for preparing momos) as against boiling in a pressure cooker.
2 sweet potatoes
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chilli powder
3 tsp chat masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
Finely chopped Coriander
Rock salt, to taste
Steam the sweet potatoes, peel the cover & dice them