Sep 19, 2013

Paan Ki Chaat

Paan is leaf which known by betel leaves in English. Mostly whole the Asia or especially in India, people consume paan as mouth freshener after dinner with tobacco or supari.
Even paan can be serving in form of Indian sweet or dessert. But this time I had change the role of paan completely. I was prepared “Paan Ki Chaat” for my viewers, hope they will like it.
For this recipe, you have to give crunchy and crisp texture to paan with frying procedure. Then serve with sauces, curd and spices as Indian street chaat like dahi bhalle or tikki. In this recipe, I prefer to add potatoes, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, coriander and pomegranates. But you can skip or change the any add-on ingredients as per choice.
Today people may purchase street food for a number of reasons, such as flavor, taste and innovation are some reasons. Street food is ready to eat food which available in a street or public places. These are little cheaper than restaurant food.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Street Food

12 Paan/ Betel leaves
1/2 Cup Gram Flour
1 Potato, boiled and chopped
1 Cucumber, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
1/2 Cup Green Coriander Chutney
1 Cup Curd
1/2 Cup Tamarind Chutney/ Sweet Chutney
Red Chili Powder to taste
Roasted Cumin Powder to taste
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Salt to taste
Chaat Masala to taste
Green Coriander, chopped
Oil for deep frying

Wash and clean the paan or betel leaves.
Mix the gram flour, salt with little water to make thick consistency batter.
Heat the sufficient oil in wok on high flame.
When oil is hot enough, spread the batter on paan leaf and fry them one by one in oil on low flame.
Place the crisp and crunchy paan leaves in plate.
Add chopped potatoes, onion, tomatoes, cucumber and pomegranate over the leaves.
Add green chutney, sweet chutney and curd.
Sprinkle salt and spices according to taste.
Garnish with pomegranates, sev and green coriander on the top.

Paan ki chaat is ready to serve.

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  1. wow wow very very innovative and refreshing chaat you might say with betel leaves :)love your creativity in this dish dear !!

  2. This is so innovative Preeti! My sister-in-law has a betel leaf creeper at her house and she gave us some fresh leaves today. Im so tempetd to make this tomorrow!

  3. totally new recipe, extremely innovative dear...

  4. So you exchanged paan for girl.looks great and would love to try it.n this is called creativity.

  5. Really creative! Would love to try it out :D

  6. that is innovative!!! love the mix of paan and chaat!!! so yummm


  7. The name itself is inviting ! Love the idea of using paan in the chaat...

  8. thats a very innovative and interesting dish, loving it... Today's post :

  9. Wow looks awesome and very new to me, love it...

  10. looks yummy and quite different too.

  11. is this ur invention, i believe so...beautifully made, nice idea

  12. wow...what a unique use of paan leaves innoavative

  13. I know paan ka bhajia, chaat is new to me!

  14. Wow, that is one unique and interesting chaat. I'm not a fan of paan, but this sounds delicious.

  15. Using paan leaf in place of spinach leaf is a innovative idea.

  16. Very innovative idea for chaat.Looks yum

  17. That's quite innovative..very interesting one preeti..

  18. What an innovative dish Preeti. Never imagined betel leaves in chaat. Quite interesting...

  19. That is very innovative Preeti...looks inviting!!


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