As Diwali's luminous glow adorns the skies, add a sparkle to your festive spread with the tantalizing Doi Papri Chaat. This vibrant, mouth-watering dish is the perfect medley of crispiness, tanginess, and sweetness, making it an irresistible addition to your Diwali menu. The light, flaky papris draped in velvety sweet yogurt, garnished with a burst of flavors from fresh herbs, tangy tamarind, and zesty spices, is a culinary ode to the joyous celebration.
This Diwali, treat your loved ones to a chaat platter that promises to be as festive as the occasion itself. Whether you’re hosting a grand Diwali party or a cozy family get-together, the Doi Papri Chaat is sure to be a hit, vanishing from plates as swiftly as fireworks light up the night sky. With every bite offering a crunch of papri and a melody of savory and sweet chutneys, it’s not just a dish but a celebration of flavors that captures the essence of Diwali.
1 cup All-Purpose Flour (Maida)
¼ tsp + a pinch of Salt
¼ tsp Ajwain (Carom seeds), lightly crushed
2 tbsp Ghee
Warm water, as needed
Oil, for greasing
For Sweet Yogurt:
1 cup Greek Yogurt (or strained yogurt)
Few tablespoons of Milk (optional, to thin the yogurt)
2½ tsp Sugar
¼ tsp Black Salt (Kala Namak)
Few drops of Lime Juice
For Sweet Tamarind Chutney:
100g Seedless Tamarind
3 cups Hot Water
½ cup Water (additional, as needed)
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (or Paprika)
¼ tsp Black Salt
¾ tsp Ginger Powder
¼ tsp Salt
¼ cup Jaggery (Gur)
1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1 tsp Vinegar or Lime Juice (optional)
For Green Chutney:
1 cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
¼ cup Mint Leaves
1 Green Chili
¼ tsp Salt
1¼ tsp Sugar
¼ cup Strained Yogurt
¼ tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1 tsp Lime Juice
1 small piece of Ginger
Boiled Potatoes, diced
Chaat Masala, to taste
Coriander Powder, to sprinkle
Roasted Cumin, to sprinkle
Black Salt, to sprinkle
Fresh Coriander, chopped
In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt, and ajwain; mix well.
Incorporate ghee until mixture resembles coarse sand.
Gradually add warm water to form a semi-tight dough.
Grease the dough’s surface with oil, cover with a damp cloth, and rest for 1 hour.
Prepare Sweet Yogurt:
Combine yogurt, milk (if needed), sugar, and black salt in a bowl.
Finish with a few drops of lime juice and set aside.
Make Sweet Tamarind Chutney:
Soak tamarind in hot water for 30 minutes, blend, and strain.
Simmer tamarind pulp, adding water, spices, jaggery, and roasted cumin until thickened.
Add vinegar or lime juice if desired and set aside.
Prepare Green Chutney:
Blend coriander, mint, green chili, salt, sugar, yogurt, cumin, lime juice, and ginger until smooth.
Divide dough, roll out thinly, and prick with a fork.
Cut into circles and fry in medium-hot oil, then reduce to low heat until crispy.
Spread sweet yogurt on a platter, add diced potatoes, and sprinkle with roasted cumin.
Add chopped onions, tomatoes, chaat masala, coriander powder, green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney, black salt, thin sev, pomegranate seeds, and fresh coriander.
Arrange crispy papris around the platter and serve.
Enjoy this delightful Doi Papri Chaat at your parties or Diwali celebrations. Be ready to make extra, as these delicious bites tend to disappear quickly!