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Pakistani: Chaat April 15, 2012

Filed under: Dinner,Pakistani,Recipes,Starters — multiculturalfamilyrecipes @ 6:57 am



  • 3 potatoes, boiled, peeled, diced
  • 1 can chick peas, drained
  • 2 green chillis, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tomato, deseeded, medium chopped
  • juice of 1 to 1 1/2 lemons
  • salt to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix well. Taste and adjust the chilli powder, salt and lemon juice to get a tangy and spicy taste.
  2. Serve, in individual bowls. This can be served as a starter to a main meal or even as a salad in a Mughlai meal.


Chaat is Pakistan Street Food and literally means “to lick.” Traditionally, this road-side snack was used to serve on a leaf and was so tongue-tickling that one could not resist licking the last morsels from the leaf before discarding it.


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