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Street Foods-A Collection Of Indian 'Chaat' Spicy Street Food Recipes
Chatpati Chaat

Mamta Gupta

'Chaat' is a Hindi word which means 'lick' or 'to lick'. Dishes that come under this heading are so delicious, tangy, hot, spicy, street snacks that they make you want to lick your plate/fingers/ lips, making a 'ctt' type of sound between tongue and palate. These are mostly vegetarian dishes, a speciality of northern India, traditionally sold by locally well recognised street hawkers called Chaat Vallahs/Wallahs.

Chaats are especially popular when people go out with their friends and family, in the cool of the evenings to do their shopping or for walks. You can see them gathering all around a Chaat wallah's cart, eating from their disposable plates, licking their fingers and plates, smacking their lips! Good chaat wallahs become well known, their chaat being sold out within a couple of hours of opening. Traditionally, they were served in plates made from dry leaves of Sal tree,Shorea robusta, with leaves held together with thin stalks of the same tree, used as pins. These days, plates are either disposable paper ones or made by pressing Sal leaves in moulds to make plates, as well as bowls (dona).

Most of the dishes belonging to this Chaat group can be served as starters.

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Aloo (Potato) Chaat 1, in Yoghurt Sauce (Dahi aloo)
Aloo (Potato) Chaat 2, Sookhi
Aloo Tikki or Potato Cutlet 1
Aloo Tikki or Potato Cutlet 2
Aloo Tikki or Potato Cutlet 3, with Paneer Cheese, Geeta's
Aloo Tikki or Potato Cutlet 4, Traditional
Aloo Tikki or Potato Cutlet 5, with Paneer, Manoj's
Beetroot Cutlet Cutlet or Chukandar Tikki
Bhatoora, Leavened Fried Bread
Bhatoora, Leavened Fried Bread, with Paneer Cheese
Bhelpuri, A Spicy Snack Made from Indian Puffed Rice
Bonda, Deep Fried Potato Balls or Batata Vada
Bonda Rolls with Bread or Batata Vada
Bread Pakoras
Chat Masala, the Chat Spice Mix
Chickpea Masala in a Spicy Sauce 1, Chatpate Cholae
Chickpea Masala in Spicy Sauce 2, Chatpate Cholae
Chickpea Masala Chaat
Crispy Okra Pakora
Dahi-Gunjia, Lentil Patties in Yoghurt Sauce
Dahi Pakora, Lentil Balls in Yoghurt Sauce
Dhania (Coriander) Aloo
Dhokla 1, Lentil and Rice Steamed Cakes
Dhokla 2, Lentil and Rice Steamed Cakes
Dhokla 3, Lentil & Gram Flour Steamed Cakes with Salad Topping
Dhokla 4, Lentil and Rice Steamed Cakes, Instant
Dhokla 5, From Bread, Instant
Fruit Chat, A Spicy Fruit Salad
Ghugni and Murmurae, A Spicy Peas and Puffed Rice Snack from Bihar
Gole Gappa or Pani Poori with Fire Water, A Popular Street Food of North India
Green Chillies, Stuffed or Mirchi Vada 1
Green Chillies, Stuffed or Mirchi Vada 2
Khasta Kachauri, Pasties with a Spicy Lentil Filling
Khasta Kachauri from Jodhpur, Pasties with a Spicy Lentil Filling
Kulcha 1
Kulcha 2
Lentil Cutlets
Matar Chaat Spicy
Moong dal Sookhi, A Snack
Mushy Peas, Indian Style
Okra Bhindi Pakora
Pakora or Bhajia-Bread, Bread Squares in Gram Flour Batter
Pakora or Bhajia-Beetroot or other Green Leaves
Pakora or Bhajia-Onion 1, MamtaïÂÂÂÃ
Pakora or Bhajia-Onion 2, Liza's
Pakora or Bhajia, Vegetable-1, Geeta's
Pakora or Bhajia,Vegetable-2, Mrs. Lal's
Pakora or Bhajia, Vegetable-3, Mamta's
Paneer Cheese Cutlets
Papodom Chaat Snack
Papri Chaat as a Starter
Patora, Colocasia Leaf Rolls
Patora, Grape Vine Leaf Rolls
Peas, Sookhi Matar ki Chaat
Sago/Saboodana Patties
Raj Kachauri
Samosa, Meat
Samosa Sausage Rolls, Meat or Chicken
Samosa Sausage Rolls, Vegetable
Samosa, Vegetable
Samosa, Baked
Samosa, Baked
Stuffed Potatoes 1
Stuffed Potatoes 2-Spicy
Tortilla and Yoghurt Snack (like Papri Chaat)
Vada 1, Urad & Mung Dal Dumplings in Yoghurt Sauce
Vada 2, Urad and Mung Dal Patties in Yoghurt Sauce
Vada 3, Bread Dumplings in Yoghurt Sauce (Instant)
Vada 4, Bread Dumplings in Yoghurt Sauce (Instant)
Vada 5, in Yoghurt Sauce, Made From Bread & Paneer Cheese
Vada 6, Chana or Tuvar Dal Patties from Tamilnadu



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