Chole Chaat or chickpea chaat with green chutney on our Jaipur trip 😋 .. And our love for chaats♥️
Chaat is the authentic food of undisputable Indian origin! It's typically served as an evening snack with lip smacking chaat spices and chutney... There are tons of different types, and proper methods of eating each. But at its core, any chaat dish is just a combination of a five essential components, each of which contributes to creating an addictive mash-up of flavors and textures:
1.The Base: This is usually a carb, be it a samosa, a papdi (fried flour cracker), or puffed rice—but it’s often crispy. This is the base upon which all other flavors will be piled on. Sometimes the base will be neutral (puffed rice, papdi), or it will already be spiced (samosa)—either way, more seasonings will be added.
2. The Sauces: Cilantro-mint chutney and tamarind chutney are the two most common sauces in chaat, as they lend spicy and tangy/sweet elements, respectively. Plain yogurt also joins the party, to add a cooling, refreshing note.
3. The Crunch: Besides the base (which often gets soft when loaded up with chutneys), chaat dishes will have other crunchy ingredients like thin sev—little spicy bits of fried potato—or masala chana—fried, spiced chickpeas.
4. The Vegetables: Diced onions, tomatoes, and potatoes figure heavily in chaat. The potatoes are usually simply boiled, and the tomatoes and onions are raw—these are meant to add texture.
5. The Umami: Almost all chaat includes a sprinkling of chaat masala, a ubiquitous Indian spice blend that adds a jolt of umami to any dish...
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