Chana Papri Chat

Items needed:

  1. 1 cup maida flour
  2. 1 teaspoon Oil or Ghee
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Water for kneading
  5. Oil for deep frying


    • Take a wide thali and add the maida, oil and salt and combine.
    • Slowly add water and make a smooth dough by kneading.
    • Leave a side covered with damp cotton cloth for 15mins.
    • Knead the dough again for a min, pinch off some dough and make very small balls.
    • Roll out small thin flat round snall chapati.
    • Make deep dents in the papri using a fork or a knife.
    • Heat out enough oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. It should be on medium high and once it hot.
    • Slide these small chapatis into the hot oil and allow to cook.
    • Flip over and fry the other side till light golden brown.
    • Remove on to absorbent paper- it becomes crispy – now call it Papri 🙂
    • Cool and store in an air tight container and use when required.

Items needed:

  1. 2 cups chopped fresh coriender leaves
  2. 2-3 green chillis
  3. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 2 teaspoons water
  5. Salt to taste


    • Wash coriander leaves throughly and allow the water to drain
    • Grind the coriander,salt, lemon juice and green chilis to a fine paste, by adding 2 teaspoons of water.
    • Take a wide serving plate. Place 5-6 papris, layer each papri with chopped or mashed boiled potato and boiled choley (chickpeas).
    • Take a spoon green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney and  dahi (yogurt)
    • Sprinkle a pinch of black salt , red chili powder and roasted jeera powder .
    • Serve immediately.
These crispy papris layerd with mashed potatos, chickpeas and sweet and spicy sauces works as a great appetizer.
Warning!!– Once yous start eating, it is difficult to stop- so be careful 🙂 🙂
 Note: Recipie submitted by one of our fans- Chandni Singh. Thanks to her 🙂
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