Madhur Jaffrey’s Dahi Puri Chaat Recipe

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Last updated: Feb 1, 2023 • 2 min read

With this recipe, Madhur takes you into what she calls “the special world of street food.” “Indian street food is chaat,” she says, “and chaat means ‘to lick.’ So anything that is so luscious that you’re licking your lips after [is chaat].” Dahi puri chaat is a serving of boiled potatoes, chickpeas, and yogurt stuffed into small, deep-fried flatbreads (puri) and topped with a mouthwatering mix of spices and tamarind chutney.
This chaat offers a mix of textures and flavors rarely found in other cuisines—hot and cold, raw and cooked, spicy and soothing. It’s best to prepare dahi aloo puri à la minute; otherwise, they will become soggy.