Chaat – Thelay Wali

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"Missing the Thela Chaat but no puris on hand? Try this Chaat with wheat crackers to tantalize your taste buds!"

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 50 Min
Servings: 8


1/2 cup garbanzo beans
2 cups plain yogurt
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander seed
1/4 tsp rock salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
salt to taste
1 large potato - peeled, boiled and mashed
32 thin wheat crackers
1/4 cup green chutney
1/4 cup sweet and sour chutney
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup crushed potato chips


Boil the garbanzo beans in water for about 30 min. or until tender when pierced with a fork; drain well.

Beat the yogurt together with the following: fresh grated ginger, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, rock salt or black salt, black pepper and salt.

Season the mashed potato with salt.

Break each puri gently with a fork to create a tiny opening on the top. Arrange the puris in 4 plates, 8 in each plate. Or, if using wheat crackers arrange them on a platter or plates. Place the potatoes on top of each cracker. Place about 1 tbsp of potato in each puri or on each cracker. Place a few garbanzo beans on top of the potato. Spoon the spiced yogurt on top. Spoon green chutney and sweet and sour chutney on top of it. Garnish with the chopped onion, cilantro, and sev on top.

Serving tip: Set up a number of small bowls with each of the above condiments, so that each person can add whatever they want to, according to their taste and preferences.