Friday, July 22, 2011

Bread Chaat

Serves - 2
Ingredients Required:
Wheat/White Bread - 4 slices
Potato - 2, boiled
Onion - 1,chopped
Tomato - 1, diced
Cilantro - few springs chopped
Sev - for the topping
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Chaat Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Curd - 1/4 cup

For the Peas Ragda:
Onion - 1, chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped
Cilantro - few springs
Peas - 3/4 cup
Green Chilli - 2
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp

For the Green Chutney:
Cilantro - few springs
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

For the Sweet Chaat Chutney:
Tamrind - Lemon Sized
Dates - 4, pitted
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Chaat Masala Powder - 2 tblspn

How to make?
Peas Ragda:
Heat some oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and the ginger garlic paste.
Add the onions and saute for few minutes till they turn golden brown.
Add the tomatoes, green chilli and all the masala powder and salt
Add a little water and allow the tomato to cook for few minutes.
Add the fresh peas and close the pan.
Allow to cook for few more minutes, add fresh cilantro and then set aside.

Green Chutney:
Add all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend and set aside.

Sweet Chaat Chutney:
Microwave the tamrind with 3/4 cup of water for two minutes.
Puree the tamrind and extract the water.
Blend the pitted dates along with the tamrind water in a blender.
Heat this mixture on low flame.
Add the jaggery and allow to dissolve.
Add the chaat masala powder and salt.
Boil this mixture on medium heat for 20 minutes till the mixture thickens to a saucy consistency.

Now that everything is ready let us make the bread chaat!
There are many layers to the chaat, so let me write it down layer wise so it would be easier to understand.

Layer 1: Cut the bread to 9 cubes and place it as the base on a plate which you are going to serve.
Layer 2: Cover this with a thin layer of thick curd
Layer 3: Lay the crumbled boiled potato.
Layer 4: Sprinkle some chaat masala powder.
Layer 5: Scoop some warm peas ragda.
Layer 6: Spoon some green chutney and sweet chutney.
Layer 7: Top it with some freshly chopped onions, tomato and cilantro
Layer 8: Sprinkle some sev and squeeze a lemon over it.

Ta - daa! The multi layer bread chaat is ready to eat!
Eat it immediately else it would become soggy.

Sending this to Anusha's Street Food event.