DHUSKA ALOO CHANA CHAAT (HOLI SPECIAL)

Wishing all my family ,friends and readers a very Happy Holi !!!!!!!!

Hope you are all celebrating this colorful festival with great fervor with family and friends.Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular  in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.People visit family and friends to throw coloured powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. I hope you are all celebrating this festival with organic colours and doing your part to save the environment.

Today on this festive occasion my contribution to our #83rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Theme #Holi special is this traditional recipe from the wonderful state of Jharkhand but with a twist and that is Dhuska Aloo Chana Chaat.I am sure your family and friends will be impressed with this Chaat which will leave them craving for more……

Recipe for Dhuska Aloo Chana Chaat (Holi Special)

1 Cup=160 ML

Ingredients for Dhuska:

2 Cups Basmati Rice

2 Cups Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram

5 Green Chillies (not so spicy)

1/2 Tsp Pepper powder

1/4 Tsp Asafoetida /Hing

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander

1 Onion Finely Chopped

Oil for frying

Salt to taste

Method:

Soak Rice and channa dal separately for 4-5 hours or overnight. Drain the water and grind rice with green chillies and channadal to Idli batter Consistancy. It should neither be too thick nor too runny.Add finely chopped Coriander ,Hing ,pepper powder and salt to the batter.

Heat oil in a frying pan. When oil is hot, pour the batter directly to the oil with help of laddle. The mixture will spread and puff up like poori. Deep fry both the sides till it changes to slightly brown colour. Transfer and place it on the paper towel to remove excess oil. Repeat this process for the remaining batter. Keep them aside.

Ingredients for Chaat:

2 Onions Finely Chopped

1 Cup Chickpeas boiled and cooled

6 Medium Potatoes peeled and cubed

2 Tbsp Jeera Powder

1.5 Tsp Kasmiri Chilli Powder

1 Tsp Chaat Masala

1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander

4 Tsp Oil

2 Tsp Jeera

Salt to taste

Method:

Heat a thick bottomed pan. Add oil.Once the oil is hot add Jeera .Now add the Chopped onions and roast till they turn slightly brown.Once done add the boiled chickpeas and cubed potatoes . Add jeera powder, salt,chilli powderand chaat masala.Mix well and keep it on medium flame till the potatoes and chickpeas blend well with the masala.Lastly add the finely chopped coriander and switch off the flame.

Assembling Chaat for each serving:

Ingredients:

2 Dhuska

1 Cup Potato Chickpeas mixture

2 Tbsp Sweetened Yogurt

2 Tsp Tamrind Chutney

2 Tsp Chilli Sauce (I have mixed Maggie Chilli sauce with Dynamite Chilli sauce)

2 Tsp Chopped Tomatoes

2 Tsp Green Chutney

Sev (Optional -i have not used)

Put the Potato chickpeas mixture in a plate. Place Dhuska on this mixture.Pour the green chutney , Chilli sauce ,yogurt ,tomatoes and tamrind chutney and serve.

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Enjoy this Spicy Dhuska Aloo Chana Chaat this Holi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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