There are many stories related to the origin of Chaat. Some say it is originated in Delhi while some say it is originated in Uttar Pradesh. However, one thing I know is, nowadays you get chaat in every nooks n corner of India and each tastes different yet delicious. As they say, language and culture changes in every 100kms in India, so do the food.
And then there is this story which I have heard in “Raja, Rasoi, Aur Anya Kahaniyan” where Dr. Pushpesh pant, an Indian Food Critic, tells this story that in the 18th century the Yamuna water which was polluted was being used to prepare food. To avoid people getting sick because of the polluted water, the cooks started preparing food in which they use all the spices and lots of chilies so that people would not fall sick and that’s how Chaat was invented. It is said that the use of spices and chilies cut down the impact of polluted water and boost the immune system and also helps in boosting the digestion system. So what did they do to prevent the system from an overdose of spices? Well, they use ghee to prepare the food as using ghee in cooking as ghee helps temper the heat of the spices yet retains the flavor of the spices.
Isn’t these stories behind the food we eat sounds interesting? I am more interested in the stories behind the dish than actually its recipe. 😀
What is Chaat? Well, do I really need to tell you? Of course, NOT!
Chaat is a savory snack that originated in India, typically serve as a snack at the road-side track from stalls or food carts all over India. Think of anything and you can prepare chaat with it. It is that FAMOUS.
Aloo Chop is a Bengali as well as Bihari snack which serves as an evening snack and sometimes it is also served with steamed rice and dal. Aloo Chop chaat is not something you will find in streets of India because this is my own creation. 😀 I have already shared a post regarding Aloo Chop recipe. So whenever you are trying this Aloo Chop recipe make extra so that you can enjoy this Aloo Chop chaat the other day.
- 4 Aloo Chop
- Mint-coriander Chutney/ Green Chutney
- Dates-tamarind Chutney/ Red Chutney
- ½ Cup boiled yellow peas or ragda
- ½ Cup onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 Cup tomato, finely chopped
- 2 Green chilies, finely chopped
- Chaat Masala to sprinkle
- Lime juice
Learn Recipe For Spicy Aloo Chop Chaat
Take 2 Aloo Chop to a plate and gently press them. Pour some green and red chutney over them. Top it up with chopped onion, tomato, green chili, and boiled peas. Garnish with lime juice and sprinkle some chaat masala. Serve and enjoy with tea.