Being a traveler , i never leave any city without sampling it’s famous chaat.
In Indian context “Chaat” is what comes to mind as one think about Street Food.
I don’t really care if i don’t get to eat non-veg for a month ,but i gonna die if won’t get a good puchka-wala in my area 🙂 .In school days i was so obsessed with it.
You won’t be disappointed any time you have chaat at a road-side stall but be sure you gonna not think for a moment about food-hygienic. Street-food and hygiene have always been strange bedfellows in most part of India.
After pani-puri ,i always love to pamper my taste bud with a plate of hot pakodi-chaat.
In each bite you can get a combination of flavors to tickle your taste bud… Sweet,spicy, savory at the same time…And the best thing is that you can always adjust the level of each flavor according to your taste ..Isn’t so cool !!
Soak white-peas for 4 hour .Add turmeric and salt ,pressure cook up to 3 whistle until those are too soft.
Mash peas with back side of a spatula ,add black pepper powder, coarinder powder,cumin powder and cook with 1/4 cup of water for 2 minute.
In the mean time fry pakodi. Make a thick batter of gram-flour,salt ,curry leaves , chopped onion ,baking soda with 4 to 5 tbsp of water.Heat oil , drop the batter in the oil to form small fritters. Reduce heat to medium and deep fry till they turn golden brown.
Make a green chutney adding tamarind paste,coriander paste,green chili paste and salt.
Add curd with sugar powder.
Take two plates.Spread spiced mashed peas on it. Add pakodis to it.Top with curd ,green chutney as per your taste. Add chopped onion ,green chilis to it.Sprinkle black salt.Add fried peanut on top.
Garnish with sev if you wish.I like my plate without it.Serve hot.