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Author Notes: Just another experiment. Chaat is one of my favorite appetizers. —PistachioDoughnut
Serves 4 to 6 people
- 2 Large boiled potatoes
- 1/2 cup Celery stalks, washed and chopped
- 1 tablespoon Pomegranate seeds
- 2 tablespoons Onions
- 1 tablespoon Peanuts
- 3 tablespoons Corn kernels
- 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup Sev, yellow crispy noodles available at Indian grocery stores
- 1/2 cup Celery chutney recipe follows
- Less than half a cup Tamarind Chutney
- 1 packet papad (buy size similar to the tortilla chips available)Usually they come in a bigger size
- Oil for deep frying
- Take the boiled potatoes and cut them into small pieces, add the chopped celery, chopped onions, corn and pomegranate seeds, peanuts and mix well.
- Add all the other dry ingredients, leaving away the yellow crispy noodles "sev" and mix it well.
- Meanwhile, heat enough oil to deep fry the papad at medium high heat. Fry all the papads one by one and remove them on a piece of tissue paper. and, leave them aside.
- Take 1 cup celery stalks washed and chopped, 1/2 cup coriander leaves, 2 to 3 tbsp of mint leaves, 1 lime juice, salt to taste, 1 green chilli and 3 tbsp of chopped apples. And, blend everything in a blender or a food processor using a little bit of water. Make chutney out of it.
- Now to assemble this dish, take the fried papads and place the potato mix on top of it and drizzle them with little bit of celery chutney and then a little bit of store bought tamarind chutney and finally top it off with sev, the yellow crispy noodles and serve immediately.
- Suggestion- Assemble the chaat whenever you are going to serve it because the chutney and the potato mixture and make the papad soggy. For this particular dish , please buy a small sized papad size similar to tortilla chips or if you do not find papad of that size , I would recommend going for traditional chaat "puris" available at Indian grocery stores.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Celery Recipe