Deliciously comforting Puri chaat

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Everyone loves a bit of snack, specially if it is a packed with flavours, and that is what chaat is all about. And this time of the year when it is getting cold outside all you need is a bit comfort food. So I have combined the two and made something deliciously comforting for you. This puri chaat will be perfect to eat in any weather and anytime of the day.

I have teamed up with ‘Rotimatic‘ to bring you this flavourful feast. We all love flat breads but also know that they are a bit tricky and time consuming, which is where rotimatic fits in beautifully. In this recipe I have made the puris using rotimatic and spiced it up with tamarind date chutney and mint coriander chutney.

This is one easy recipe to assemble and something great to make with family and friends. You can prepare the chutneys before hand and store them in the fridge for upto 4 days, then place all the elements in different bowls and let everyone make their own puri chaat.

For the puri
150 gms wheat flour (chapati flour)
200 gms plain flour
25 gms semolina
1 tsp salt
1 tsp mango powder

250 ml water
50 ml sunflower oil

For the toppings
2 boiled potatoes, chopped into small cubes
small bowl of tamarind chutney
small bowl of coriander chutney
small bowl of fine sev
small bowl of chopped cucumber
small bowl of chopped red onions

For the tamarind and date chutney
50 gms – tamarind
50 gms – dates
50 gms – jaggery
350 ml – water
½ tsp – salt
1 tsp – ground cumin
1 tsp – chilli powder
1 tsp – ground ginger
1 tsp – toasted fennel seeds – slightly crushed

For the mint and coriander chutney
Handful of fresh coriander
2 garlic cloves
1/2 inch piece of ginger
1 green chilli
Handful of fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt

Mix the flours, semolina, salt and mango powder in a bowl. Transfer this from the bowl to the Rotimatic flour container.

Fill the water container with 250ml of water.

Fill the oil container with 50ml of sunflower oil.

Select ‘puri’ in the recipe option on the rotimatic and select the flour type and then press Play.

Once you get the fresh pressed puri out of the machine, remove it, prick it all over with a knife and deep fry in the hot oil on medium to low heat for roughly 1-2 mins on each side until crispy and golden.

Place the puris on the serving plate, sprinkle some potatoes, tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, onions, cucumber, sev and a pinch of salt and chilli powder to finish. Serve immediately.

(You can make this recipe without the rotimatic by just making the dough of the puri in a bowl by using only 1 tbsp oil and as much water as needed to make a soft dough. Knead for a couple of minutes and roll the puris with a rolling pin on a work surface with light sprinkle of extra flour to stop it sticking to the surface)

You can watch the Rotimatic in action in the video below and try the ‘Masala Spinach Roti’. You can also order your Rotimatic by clicking here to place a priority order and get a USD 75 discount!!!

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