Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Samosas are a very popular snack in India and even more popular are samosa chaat.I remember having it from the roadside stalls or carts in manipal during my college days.We went there whenever my friends and i wanted to have some.They are so delicious and very fulfilling with layers of masala gravy,yogurt ,onions, tomatoes,tamarind sauce,green chutney and sev.Its very easy to make at home ones you have the samosas.I use store bought ones to prepare the chaat.

This is my post on day 25 of RM 2.


Samosas - Atleast 1
white chana/garbanzo beans - 1 can
turmeric pdr - 1/2 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
asafoetida - a pinch
sugar - a pinch
cilantro - a bunch,chopped
yogurt/sour cream - 1/2 cup
onions - 1/2 cup,chopped
tomato - 1/2 cup , diced
chaat masala - few sprinkles
cumin pdr - few sprinkles,roasted
tamarind sauce 3-4 tbsp
green chutney - 2-3 tbsp(optional)
Thin sev - 1 cup


First prepare the masala gravy.heat some oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds,turmeric pdr,asafoetida and red chilli pdr.Now pour the canned garbanzo beans and some water.Add salt and a pinch of sugar.Let it simmer for soe time.Using a masher coarsely mash the beans.Garnish with cilantro.Keep aside.Whisk the yogurt smoothly and keep aside.

Heat a griddle/tawa.Place the samosa on it and gently flatten it.Let it crisp on one side and then turn it to crisp the other side too.Now keep rest of the ingredients nearby before assembling the chaat.

Break the samosa to 3-4 pieces and place it on a plate.Generously pour some of the masala gravy on top.Now add a layer of yogurt.On top of this sprinkle chaat masala ,roasted cumin pdr and red chilli pdr.Put some of the onions and tomatoes on top.Now pour some of the green chutney and tamarind sauce and then generously sprinkle the top with sev.Serve immediately.

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Roopa said...

Oh god, I remember having this spicy chat in Bangalore and it was so heavenly:) I loved every pinch of it:) Soooo tasy! I want to have it now ranji, can yu please send me some :)

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and spciy.I too love this.The pics are mouthwatering.please pass it over

DEESHA said...

its been ages since I had this .. mouth watering

Medhaa said...

U cant do this too us, over here I have to make the samosas if I want that..too long to wait for that. Looks yummy

raaji said...

Love any chaat...i miss them alot..they dont taste that good here at indian stores..

Arundathi said...

oooh delicious - fortunately i can go have it tomorrow if i wanted! :-) love samosa and lurve chaat!

Happy cook said...

Why are you not living next to me.
I would be in your place in a jiffy , when i know that you are making these delicious chat

Cham said...

I am ready to eat this chaat now, absolutely delicious :)

Madhu said...

Very tempting....love to have them right now ;')

srikars kitchen said...

Looks perfect & delicious... nice entry & great click...

Srivalli said...

Thats looking very tempting Ranji...very lovely!..:)...wish I could dig into it right now..its raining here!

meeso said...

That looks so good and mouthwatering! Can't stop looking at the pics!

Uj said...

Aaaah..used to have them every weekends :( Miss them so much. Looks delicious!