Monday, October 3, 2016

Taco Chaat

      Lip smacking Taco Chaat recipe today.  Quintessential Indian Street food, the 'Chaat'- gets a morden makeover in this Taco Chaat recipe. A fashionable and Chatpati Chaat for typical NRI's.:) -- By the look of it, I'm pretty sure you'd agree it deserves making to the next party table..

 So, here is my entry for our #foodiemonday #bloghop..Of course today's challenge is #chaat..

6-8 Taco Shells
2 Boiled and chopped med. Potatoes
1/2 cup Chopped Onions
1/3 cup Chopped Tomatoes
1-2 tbls Sweet corn
1 tbls Chopped green grapes
1 tbls Pomegranate seeds
2 tbls Chopped Cilantro
Chopped green Chilli  to taste
Chaat masala to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
1/2 cup Sev
1/3 cup Spicy Boondi
1/2 cup crushed Cheetos
1/2 cup Sweet yogurt
1/3 cup Sweet Tamarind Chutney
1/3 cup Spicy Cilantro(coriander) Chutney
2-3 tbls Spicy Garlic-Red chilli Chutney
* In a large mixing bowl take the chopped potatoes, onion, tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, chopped green grapes, chopped cilantro, green chilies and sweetcorn.

* Toss them and dress with some chaat masala and red chilli powder.
* Add all three Chutneys according to your taste in the mixture and mix them well.
* Add sev, spicy boondi and crushed Cheetos in mixture and toss them again.
* Adjust spicies and chutneys according to your taste.
* To assemble, scoop the mixture filling into each taco shell, then add about 1 tbsp curd on top.
* Follow up with little drops of green chutney, garlic chutnney and  tamrind sauce (Imli chutney),according to your taste.
 * Sprinkle some chopped cilantro and crushed Cheetos, sev and boondi.
* Sprinkle some chaat masala and red chilli powder.

*Serve them immediately.

-Do not make this in advance and keep it, for it will go soggy.

-Adjust spices to your taste.

 You may want to check some other varieties of Chaat::

Pop-corn Bhel
Cereal-Oats Bhel

Chinese Bhel
Thai Noodles Sizzler Chaat
Spinach-Kale Pakoda Chaat

Happy cooking until next time......

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