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Chana Papdi Chat with Doritos

Homemade, North Indian style Appetiser / Street Food with chickpeas, few pantry ingredients! Both Stove top & Instant pot methods given with step wise pics, tips.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:15mins   CookTime:15 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Chana Papdi Chat is a North Indian street food variety which is easily available in India, readily made by street vendors. Chana means chickpeas / garbanzo beans where, Papdi is an authentic North Indian style salty, savoury, flour based crackers. These crackers are also readily available in the Indian stores. And chat is a savoury appetiser that’s made basically with these two ingredients and few Indian spices.

Be it winter or summer, every Indian city / town, the Chat Bhandaar (Mobile Chat vendors), open up by 4:00PM and continue making, serving different variety of chats (to the crowd) until mid-night. Its a merry feeling to enjoy eating this savoury appetiser, standing at the chat bhandaar. 

chana papdi chat with doritos

So, here is my try  in making one of the chat varieties. Using doritos, instead of papdi (Indian crackers), is my own idea, when I once tried this way, having short of papdi at home. Since then, this recipe has become a frequent visitor in my kitchen. The taste was unconditionally palatable bursting with Indian flavours. We, including my kids, had a heartfelt Indian street food style supper over the weekend!! 🙂

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What is DORITOS & which variety to use:

  • Doriots are chips / crisps, which are readily available in any super market / grocery store. 
  • There are many flavours of Doritos available in the market, but I have used ‘chilly heat wave’ variety, for my recipe.
  • You can use any other flavour of your choice, but you need to see that it matches to the Indian taste buds.

Possible Alterations you could make in, ‘Chana Papdi Chat with Doritos’:

  • To make the authentic chana papdi chat, just use original papdi in the place of doritos.
  • In case you do not wish to use doritos in this recipe, just skip just those, even then the chat tastes amazing.
  • While Plating, adding a small boiled potato & mashing it, gives a different taste & makes even more filling. 
  • Instead of chickpeas / chana, you might use whole white peas / safed matar / thella bataani.
  • You can adjust the quantity of masala / spice powders as per your preference / tolerance level.
chana papdi chat with doritos

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Ingredients:

  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Water – as required
  • Onion – 1 (large size, finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 2 (large size, finely chopped)
  • Finely Chopped Fresh Ginger – 1 tablespoon
  • Finely Chopped Green Chillies – 1 tablespoon
  • Boiled Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans / Chana – 1½ cups
  • Doritos (original / spicy) – 1 large pack

For Green Chutney:

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – a handful (packed)
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Fresh Mint Leaves – a handful (packed)
  • Ice Cubes – 4
  • Fresh Green Chillies – 2

For Seasoning:

  • Ground Coriander / Dhaniya Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Chat Masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Cumin / Jeera Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Aamchur / Dry Mango Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt – as per taste

For Plating:

  • Sev (thin / thick) – ½ cup
  • Sweet Tamarind Sauce – ¼ cup
  • Tomato Sauce / Ketchup – ¼ cup

Special Ingredients

  • Chat Masala
  • Sweet Tamarind Sauce
  • Ice Cubes

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Chana Papdi Chat with Doritos (Instant Pot, Stove top):

PREP WORK:

  • To ‘SOAK’ the dry chana / chickpeas:
  • Take 2 cups of dry chickpeas into a wide vessel, wash them thoroughly. Add water, 4 times the quantity of beans.
  • Leave the vessel on kitchen platform, let the chickpeas soak for 8 hrs/overnight.
  • Strain the soaked water before cooking.
  • To ‘COOK’ the soaked chana / chickpeas:
  • on STOVE TOP: Take the soaked chickpeas into a sauce pan, add double quantity of water. Close with lid. Let them cook on stove-top medium flame until they soften (might take 30 to 40 mins).
  • on STOVE TOP PRESSURE COOKER: Take them into the cooker. Add 3 cups of water.
  • Close the lid, put the whistle ON, let it cook for 5 whistles. Open only when the pressure is released.
  • in INSTANT POT / ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER: Take them into the Instant Pot. Add 3 cups of water.
  • Close the lid, turn the valve to SEALING, and set the mode to BEAN / CHILI (or) to PRESSURE COOK for 4 mins. Release the pressure naturally (NPR).

TO MAKE THE CHAAT / SAVOURY:

chana papdi chat with doritos
Gather all the required ingredients at one place.
In a spice blender / mixie, take all the Ingredients under ‘For Green Paste’, and blend into a smooth paste.
Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame. Add the chopped onions & ginger, stir fry until the onions turn translucent.
Now, add half of the the chopped tomatoes, chopped green chillies and all the ingredients under ‘For seasoning’.
chana papdi chat with doritos
Now pour in half of the green chutney into the pan, and the boiled chickpeas / chana. Let everything cook for 5 mins. Later switch the flame off and transfer everything into a dish.
chana papdi chat with doritos
For plating, keep all these together at one place>>> prepared chana chat, sev, doritos crips / chips, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander, sweet tamarind sauce, tomato sauce, green chutney.
chana papdi chat with doritos
Place a layer of doritos throughout, over it pour 2 tablespoons of chickpeas chat, next layer goes the green chutney, few chopped onions, few chopped tomatoes, a teaspoon each of tamarind sauce & tomato sauce. On top of all this, add crunches of doritos. Repeat the same again for the next layers. At last top up with dorito crunches, sev, chopped onion and chopped coriander leaves. Done!

Tips:

  • If your chickpeas are soaked but not boiled, start off with it first, then get on with the chopping.
  • Adjust the salt & spice as per your taste.
  • You can use black chickpeas (or) chickpea sprouts in this recipe, but white chickpeas / garbanzo beans give the best taste.
  • With regard to plating, actually there is no specific order or quantity, just keep layering all the items one above another as per your taste and preference.
  • It is quite a filling savoury recipe, very much suitable as a starter for any party or gathering or even kids birthday platter.
  • This, Chana papdi chat with doritos, tastes best only when served fresh & hot.

Result:

  • The, Chana Papdi chat with Doritos, is tangy, spicy and sweet in taste, while the texture is crunchy (from doritos) and soft (from the chickpeas).
  • We had it for our weekend supper, which kept us filling but none of us left the table without having the 2nd serving! 🙂
  • Its best suitable for small family gatherings, parties and kids parties too.
chana papdi chat with doritos

Chana Papdi Chat (Chickpeas Savoury) with Doritos

VegCookBook by Praveena
Homemade, North Indian style Appetiser / Street Food with chickpeas and DORITOS! Both Stove top & Instant pot methods given with step wise pics, tips.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Frying pan (for stove-top method)
  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)
  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker (for IP method)

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • as required Water
  • 1 count Onion large size, finely chopped
  • 2 count Tomatoes large size, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Green Chillies (Finely Chopped)
  • cups Boiled Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans / Chana (or canned)
  • 1 large pack Doritos (crisps / chips) (original / spicy)

For Green Chutney:

  • 1 handful Fresh Coriander Leaves (packed)
  • 1 handful Fresh Mint Leaves (packed)
  • 2 count Fresh Green Chillies
  • 4 count Ice Cubes
  • as per taste Salt

For Seasoning:

  • ½ teaspoon Ground Coriander / Dhaniya Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin / Jeera Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Chat Masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Aamchur / Dry Mango Powder
  • as per taste Salt

For Plating:

  • ½ cup Sev (thin / thick)
  • ¼ cup Sweet Tamarind Sauce
  • ¼ cup Tomato Sauce / Ketchup

Instructions
 

  • Gather all the required ingredients at one place.
  • In a spice blender / mixie, take all the Ingredients under 'For Green Paste', and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame. Add the chopped onions & ginger, stir fry until the onions turn translucent.
  • Now, add half of the the chopped tomatoes, chopped green chillies and all the ingredients under 'For seasoning'.
  • Next, pour in half of the green chutney into the pan, and the boiled chickpeas / chana. Let everything cook for 5 mins. Later switch the flame off and transfer everything into a dish.
  • For plating, keep all these together at one place>>> prepared chana chat, sev, doritos crips / chips, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander, sweet tamarind sauce, tomato sauce, green chutney.
  • Place a layer of doritos throughout, over it pour 2 tablespoons of chickpeas chat.
    Next layer goes the green chutney, few chopped onions, few chopped tomatoes, a teaspoon each of tamarind sauce & tomato sauce. On top of all this, add crunches of doritos.
    Repeat the same again for the next layers. At last top up with dorito crunches, sev, chopped onion and chopped coriander leaves. Done!!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST, for step wise pics recipe & TIPS! Includes how to cook chickpeas.
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4 comments

  1. I made this Chana papdi chat with Doritos yesterday, my sons and husband loved it! Thanks for the recipe Praveena

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