Monday, 24 May 2010

Bread Chaat

Today's post is an easy breezy chaat. Who doesn't love chaats.....I am sure everyone have many fond memories of eating roadside chaats with friends and family. Be it the yummy and tangy Pani poori/ gol guppa or crunchy and crispy bhel poori or spicy and delicious masala poori. I am a big fan of all these chaats and even now, just writing these names makes me drool :D And one more chaat which I always make at home is this easy bread chaat. I was first introduced to this chaat by my mom-in law, when she had made this chaat for a party, where I had invited 25-30 people. And this chaat pleased all the guests present in that party. Even now, when I make this eye catching chaat for my parties, the guests get so impressed and pleased.
And also this chat is a easy and healthy alternative for dahi vada. Because there is no deep fried vadas is this chaat.....The star ingredient in this chaat is Tamarind chutney. If you make the chutney earlier or a day before and keep it handy, it will hardly take 15 minutes to assemble this chaat. So, this bread chaat can be served an easy appetizer for parties or potlucks or any other special occasions and believe me your guest will go gaga over it :-)

BREAD CHAAT

Ingredients:

10 bread slices,
1/2 cup milk,
500 grams yogurt,
1 tsp chaat masala,
1/2 tsp red chilli powder,1 carrot-grated,
a pinch of salt and
Tamarind chutney.

Method:
With a sharp knife cut the crust(sides) of the bread slices and fold them into triangle or cut them into triangles. Arrange them in a tray or a deep bowl(see the pic). Pour the milk in a bowl.Now take each triangle of the bread and dip it in the milk(just to moisten it a bit) and keep it back in the tray.
In another bowl, beat the yogurt, 1/2 tsp of chaat masala and a pinch of salt to a smooth paste using a spoon or fork. And pour this yogurt mixture over the bread slices evenly. decorate with grated carrot, remaining chaat masala, red chilli powder and tamarind chutney. Voila !! A delicious and mouthwatering chaat is ready.

Note:
Instead of dipping the bread in the milk to moisten them, you can sprinkle some milk directly on the bread slices arranged in the tray.
Sprinkling some khara sev or spicy boondi on this chaat will make it more appealing and will add a little crunchiness to this bread chaat.If using either of these, sprinkle it on the chaat, just before serving.
HOME MADE TAMARIND CHUTNEY

Ingredients:
100 grams dry tamarind,
200 grams of Jaggery or brown sugar,
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds,
1/2 tsp of cumin powder,
1 tsp of red chilli powder,
a pinch of salt and
1/4 tsp of chaat masala or black salt.

Method:
Soak the tamarind in a bowl with a glass of hot water. Cover the bowl and keep aside for 30 -45 minutes. Make a thick extract of the pulp. Bring the tamarind pulp to a boil in a saucepan with the jaggery. Cook on slow flame till it thickens. Add the remaining ingredients- cumin seeds, cumin powder, chaat masala ,chilli powder and a pinch of salt and cook for further 5 minute.Switch off the flame and keep aside to cool completely.

Note :
2-4 dates can also be added while cooking this chutney, to make it more thicker.
Jaggery can be substituted with brown sugar.

I am sending this mouthwatering chaat to Niloufer's Twenty-20 Cooking Event . And As I have used cumin seeds in the Tamarind chutney I am sending this to Cooking with Seeds -Cumin Seeds hosted this month at SARA'S CORNER, event by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes. And finally to Think Spice- Think Tamarind hosted this month by PJ of Seduce your Tastebuds, event by Sunitha of Sunitha's World.

39 comments:

vineetha said...

This looks super...Nice presentation too.

Asha said...

Very pretty looking Chaat, very creative.

Deepti said...

Luking very gud.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! that looks delicious.

PranisKitchen said...

chat is everyones favorite snack.the small small roadside shops giveing delicious chat but this chat is more than anything..wow what a delicious presentation.first i thought some kolams then got it how u made it.really nice pics yarr,the chutney is superb

Kairali sisters said...

Creative and beautiffuly presented Faiza..Chaat is everyones All time fav..Yumm yumm..

Love
Kairali sisters

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Iam drooling.nice click too

Nitha said...

looks yummy.. healthy non-fried chat.. awesome

Pari said...

perfect for summer with loads of curds.

nivedita said...

Hi
Very interesting, do you believe, tomorrow, I was planning to make dahi vada. I am going to try this one for sure.
Nice click.

Faiza Ali said...

Thank you friends for your priceless comments :-)
@Nivedita: Try this Nivs and believe me this is a very good alternative to dahi vada.

Priti said...

Yummy..that's must be really tasty..am drooling...lovley pics

Rachana Kothari said...

Absolutely yummy!

shriya said...

wow !!! Beautiful presentation and lovely recipe.

Suja Sugathan said...

Very pretty chat, beautifully presented..yummy also.

VineelaSiva said...

WOw faiza simple and tasty bread chat.Never tried this will try soon.Thanx for sharing the simple recipe with us dear.

Mriganayani said...

I've made this and blogged about it too - agree with you - this is absolutely easy to make and delicious to serve as an appetizer for a party! Looks pretty!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

yummyoo dear

Krishnaveni said...

looks so beautiful.....must be delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

So creative yaar! Wonderful presentation. And a very nice party snack.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks bful and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog

Panchpakwan said...

Looks veru creative and chat pata chat..
nice presentation too.

Priya said...

Such a beautiful and irresistible bread chaat, yumm!

R said...

so nice! a definite crowd pleaser, thnx for sharing.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so delicious..the first picture looks like some board game..nicely presented..

Az said...

I am so drooling right now.. lovely chat..

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks gr8 dear...
lovely presentation :-)

Valarmathi said...

Yummy bread chaat, looks tempting and nice presentation.

Kanchan said...

Very new !!! and quite innovative ... never heard of !

Will give it a try for sure !

Priya said...

luv the beautiful rangoli chaat...quit cool and easy one..

Mahira said...

Thanx Faiza ..am very glad i got ur website....amazing blog..keep up the good work

San said...

Lipsmacking chaat faiza.Kudos to u for the awesome presentation,iam awestruck looking at it.

Jagruti said...

Superb mouthwatering dish..very good pics too:)

Aparna said...

Colorful chaat for the evening.i can finish of bread faster

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Loving ur Chat!!
That tamrind chutney is jus what id love...way way muc...its tangy and gorgeously so...love it!!

Sayantani said...

a very new chat but looks absolutely ravishing. tangy n tasty. yum.

GayathriRaj said...

Hey really very innovative idea....really looking very nice..the presentation was fabulous...

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks very interesting and pretty!

Sara's Corner said...

Nice chaat and wonderful presentation. thanks for the entry.

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