Chaat is a popular street food in India. Grew up eating many varieties of chaat with friends while on the way to a class after school :). Chaat has so much flavor and is so tasty especially when eaten on the street side. Samosa is favorite snack in India. All of us love it. This chaat came into being as I had not made any prep for dinner the day I first tried it. Winter evenings are very hard to cook. Love quick recipes like this which is so tasty and easy to make. I had some fresh peas and samosas in the freezer that turned in to this wonderful dish. The sweetness in the peas blends in very well with the spicy gravy.
for the peas gravy
peas 2 cups (can use fresh or the dried peas soaked and cooked)
potato 1 medium sized cooked
oil 6 tsp
ginger-garlic paste 2 tsp
tomato chopped , 1 cup
green chilli paste 3/4 tsp
chole masala 2 tsp
black salt 1 tsp
chilli powder 3/4 tsp
mango powder/amchur 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
samosas (used store bought TJ’s mini samosas) 12 count
dates chutney 1/2 cup
green chutney 1/2 cup
finely chopped onions 1 cup
sev 1 cup
finely chopped coriander leaves 1/2 cup
finely chopped tomatoes 1 cup
Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the ginger-garlic paste.
Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy, while stirring occasionally.
Add the green chilli paste, chole masala, black salt, chilli powder, dried mango powder, little salt and approx. 2 tbsp of water, mix well.
Cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
Mix in the peas, potato and ¼ cup water.
ps: can use fresh peas or dried peas soaked and cooked. I have used fresh peas
Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes while mashing it lightly using a masher.
assembling and serving the chaat
Place 3 mini samosa(cooked as per package instructions)
Put a portion of the prepared chole evenly over it.
Pour 1 tbsp dates chutney, 1½ tsp green chutney, 1 tbsp of finely chopped onions, 1 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp finely chopped coriander and 1 tbsp of sev evenly over it.
ps: you could use store bought chutneys as well.