This is one of my favorite chat dishes. Crunchy puri's are filled with cool yogurt and the chutneys compliment the dish and add a zesty flavor. Every state in India has its own style of making the dahi puri. The best chat I had till date is in Delhi in the famous chandni chowk area. I tried to recollect that taste and recreate whatever I can of this lip smacking dish.
- Puri's--10 ( available at Indian grocery store)
- Onion--1 (finely chopped)
- Moong sprouts (soak a handful of moong dal in water overnight and then tie it in cloth till it sprouts)
- Potato--1 (boiled and cut into small pieces)
- Sev--(thin sev)--1\2 cup
- Chilli powder
- Chat masala
- Yogurt or Dahi--1 cup
- Date --tamarind chutney-- You can buy it readymade or make it at home
Coriander Mint chutney
To prepare yogurt----Take yogurt in a bowl and add salt (1/2 teaspoon) , A pinch of sugar, Jeera powder 1/4 teaspoon, Black salt (a pinch) ,chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon, and some chat masala., mix well and keep aside.
Boil water and put Dates,tamarind, and jaggery in equal amounts and boil for 20-30 minutes. Add Bay leaf, Ginger powder, and mix it with a hand mixer. Strain it is a sieve and boil again for 5 -10 minutes.
Take plate and put all the puri's on it. Break the puri at center with gentle hands. Add onions, Date-tamarind chutney,boiled potatoes, Moong sprouts,yogurt, Mint coriander chutney and top it with barik sev. Sprinkle coriander leaves, jeera powder, chilli powder and pop it in your mouth immediately! enjoy!
Note: You can skip potatoes or moong dal sprouts if not available.Coriander mint chutney recipe is in chutney section.