‘Chaat’, our most dear and favourite snack has got its name from the Hindi word ‘chaat’ or to ‘lick’. Truly, a good chaat forces us to lick our fingers and treasure every little bit of the taste of the chaat. How well do you know your chaat? Let’s see if you knew about these lesser known but absolutely yummy chaat !
Sev Puri Dahi Puri: The Sumptuous SPDP
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Famous in Maharashtra, Sev puri dahi puri is made from either mathri or the usual puri. It is stuffed with potato or chickpeas (chola). SPDP also has tons of dahi, and is topped with sev, coriander, boondi, pomegranate seeds and sometimes moong dal. It also has the tangy imli ki chutney, and pudhine ki chutney. Chilli chutney is added for that extra punch by the ones who love the spicy flavor. It is a perfect combination of crunch, sweetness, tanginess, and a bit of spiciness too. It is available in every nook and corner of any Maharashtrian town, and is very popular and loved.
Lakhanpur de bhalle: The Kashmiri Delight
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Bhalle is a fried snack made with urad dal usually. Dahi bhalle are a popular snack. But Lakhanpur de bhalle are unique. Available on the entry point to Kashmir, near Lakhanpur, this chaat is an absolute treat! This mouth-watering delicacy is essentially the bhalle topped with the imli ki chutney and the green chutney. The local twist is the garnish of shredded radish, which adds that extra punch of flavor. Just yum!
Daulat Ki Chaat: A Sweet Relish!
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Daulat ki chaat is a popular chaat in the streets of Delhi. It is mostly eaten during the winter months. It is called Malayo in Varanasi, and Nimish in Lucknow. It has a super creamy and frothy texture, and is prepared by whisking sweetened milk for hours. It is then kept overnight, to soak the dew. Then it is served topped with pista, badam, malai, khoya and powdered sugar. A great chaat for the ones with a sweet tooth.
Chaats are just awesome. We all love them. If you’re a chaat fan then these chaats are a must try!