Dahi Misal Chaat

I always think what to have for evening snack something very healthy....  Dahi misal chaat hot & sour flavor/chatpata snack gave me the answer. In language of Marathi and Hindi "dahi" means curd and "misal" in marathi means mixture. Mixture of boiled pulses, onion, tomato, fried snacks and spices are mixed in curd to bring the hot and sour flavor. This snack is very healthy, crunchy delicious in mix of all tastes and fills your heart as well as stomach!

1 cup  - Boiled Pulses
1 cup -  curd / Yogurt
1/4 cup - Chopped Tomato
1/4 cup - chopped Onion
Coriander leaves for Garnishing

>Masala Powders:
3 tsp - chaat masala  (mixture of many Indian spices)
1 tsp - Red Chili Powder
1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Salt

>For seasoning:
1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
1 tsp - udrud dal / White Lentils (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
3 tsp Oil for seasoning

>For Toppings:
Sev/ Bhujia ( Indian fried snacks - available in Indian Store)
Potato chips
Tortilla chips
(Any snacks which ever existing at home :)

1. Soak the pulses for about 3 hrs and then cook them in pressure cooker for 3 whistles. (If you forgot to soak the pulses  4 to 5 whistles

2.  In a medium flame heat a pan add 1 tbsp of oil, add the seeds and allow them to crackle

3. Add all above mentioned masalas together in a seasoning oil and fry them for 1 min. ( This gives a nice color & taste to the chaat)

4. Add onion saute till turns in to golden brown

5. Add the tomatoes fry them for 1 min

6. Add the cooked pulses and 1 cup of water mix nicely & cook for 2 mins. And switch off the gas

7. Take a bowl add 2 scoops of pulses gravy, and layer them with some raw chopped onion and  tomato, curd, and add any of the topping snacks and garnish with fresh coriander leaves



 8. Serve this healthy, very filling, tasty guilt free snack at any time.

Recipe in Video format.


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