Sunday, October 7, 2012

Papdi/Papri & Mint Chutney N Sweet Tamarind Chutney for Chaat

Papdi or papris are small round shaped deep fried biscuitss made with refined white flour and oil, with ajwain or kalonji seeds to enchance the flavour.Papris are usually served in North Indian fast foods called chaat, papri chaat is quite famous street food in Mumbai and this dish is often eaten in streets. This papdi or papri are very important for making bhelpuri chaat.

Some people may use gram flour and wheat flour along with white flour for making these papdis, but nothing will beat the taste of papdis prepared with maida flour.In India, we can get easily these papdi from stores, but here in Paris its quite a hard task to get them, thats why i prepared these crispy biscuits at home also at the same time i prepared some green mint chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. These chutneys are the most  essential chutneys used in almost every chaats served in Chaat food shops.

1cup All purpose flour/Maida
1/2tsp Ajwain seeds
1/4tsp Kalonji/Onion seeds
Oil for kneading
Oil for deepfrying

Take the maida,oil for kneading,kalonji seeds, ajwain seeds and mix well.

Now slowly add the water and make a smooth sough,keep aside closed with damp cloth for 15minutes.

Knead well the dough again,pinch the dough as two portion, roll a portion as a large circle and with a round cookie cutter make out small thin circles. Prick it with forks.

Heat enough oil for deep frying, once the oil gets hot, slowly drop the circles and allow to cook.

Flip it and cook on both sides until they turns golden brown, fry in small batches and drain the excess of oil in a paper towel.

Store this papdi in an air tight box and use when needed.

Green Chutney/Mint Chutney:

1cup Mint leaves
1/2cup Coriander leaves
1/4cup Raw mango (grated)
1no Green chilly
1tsp Lemon juice
1/4tsp Sugar

Blend the mint leaves, coriander leaves,grated raw mango,green chilly with salt,sugar and lemon juice as smooth paste.

Store in an air tight container and serve as per need.

Sweet Tamarind Chutney:

1no Small orange sized tamarind 'deseeded)
1/2cup Seedless dates
3/4cup Jaggery
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder

Soak small orange sized tamarind in 2cups of warm water and bring it to boil and put off the heat.

Blend together this tamarind paste and seedless dates as smooth paste.Strain it through a sieve.

Transfer this paste to a pan and cook in medium flame with jaggery,red chilly powder, cumin powder and salt until the chutney turns thick.

Once cool, store it in an air tight box and refrigerate for further use.


  1. looks mouthwatering priya...esp green chutney awesome...

  2. Chutney looks so colorful and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.

  3. I too prepare tamarind sauce in this manner, all together looks good.

  4. எல்லா குறிப்புகளும் சூப்பர்ர்..அதுவும் அந்த இனிப்பு சட்னி அப்ப்டியே சும்மாவே சாப்பிடலாம்....

  5. Priya this is delicous. I do not know where to look. Amazing pics of course teh recipes also but today the pics are pulling me to just look at them.
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  6. lovely and delicious!! love the green color in the chutney!!
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  7. That looks tasty.. and chaats sound perfect for the rainy cold day we are having today. I have similar bowls like you do for the chutneys :)

  8. lipsmacking preparation dear. well made chutneys and papdi. awaiting to see your bhelpuri chaat.....:)

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  9. mouth watering and very yummy ...

  10. This looks great. I tried making them once. They never came out well!

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  12. All three tastes great together.

  13. All three tastes great together.

  14. I love the papadi and I buy them a lot from the local store. It looks very simple to make.

  15. Wow ! Love both the chutneys always...

  16. Very tempting papdis and lovely chutneys

  17. That's a pure torture...Yummy and flavorful !

  18. Mouth watering snack..
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  19. loved the clicks and very well presented Priya! Thanks for sharing

  20. Tempting and delicious chutneys

  21. I love chat but I have never made papadi before..will surely give it a try.thanks priya :)

  22. That papdi or mathri as we call it in North India is my fav sanck. Love the chutneys recipe also. :)


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