In India, people who like to eat a lot of Chaat Pakodi Items are often known as Chatori(for girls) and Chatora(for boys). Usually, only Indians can have the Chaat items. Its sweet, salty, sour, spicy, sometimes hot and sometimes cold, in short, it's a volcanic eruption inside your mouth.
I am myself a chatori who likes to eat golgappas or puchka or pani puri or Gupchup. The only problem with the chaats is that they are not healthy at all. Also, addition of tamarind makes it highly risky for people who are prone to soar throat. Chaat items are mostly fried and is not recommended at all for people with oily skin because it creates problems like pimples, low haemoglobin etc. I don' t want to talk about hygiene here because it depends where you are eating them.
I usually prefer to make it at home as I know the source of water and ingredients and I can control the amount of items going in. I decided to make a zero oil chat item inspired from Guguni Chat we get in our home town. I had some baked soya chips with me. Hence, I safely used it a substitute for fried papad.
Its extremely simple to make. Arrange all items and mix together. So lets see what all goes in it.
1 cup Yellow Dried peas soaked for 5 hours and pressure cooked with 1 glass of water, salt to taste and pinch of turmeric powder. Pressure cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
finely chopped onions
finely chopped tomatoes
some green chili chopped
bakes soya chips , use any other baked chips of your choice
some coriander leaves chopped
some potatoes boiled, peeled and cubed to small pieces
dry mango powder
red chili powder
finely chopped raw mangoes
lemon juice few drops
Take a flat plate and arrange cooked yellow peas on the bottom.
Next spread some cubed and cooked potatoes
Sprinkle generous amount of finely chopped onion and tomatoes
Sprinkle coriander leaves and green chilies
Sprinkle some roasted peanuts , pinch of red chili and dry mango powder
Squeeze lemon juice on top.
Add raw mangoes if easily availanle.
Finally sprinkle baked chips on top and serve.
Consume immediately. they taste best when cooked peas on the bottom layer is hot.