Most popular and favorite among street food are chaat items. Here is a flavorful crunchy snack that you can easily make at home. There are a lot of textures in this crunchy snack – a mixture of sour, spicy, tangy ingredients that tickles your tongue. This is a homely version of the dry bhel served in Bombay and the jhal muri sold in the streets of Calcutta. A simple and tasty evening snack that you can make in a jiffy even after your guests have arrived.
Fried mixture of poha, sev, mung – 1 cup
Masala peanuts (or roasted salted peanuts)- a handful
Onion – 1 small
Green chilly – 1
Coriander leaves – Leaves from 3-4 stalks
Lime juice – 1 tsp
Peel and chop onion finely. Slit the green chilly, remove the seeds, and chop the skin finely. Chop coriander leaves finely. In a large bowl, mix the chopped onion, green chilly, coriander leaves, fried mixture, and masala peanuts. Pour lime juice. Mix well. Serve and consume immediately.
If raw mango is in season, you can even add finely chopped raw mango to this.
The above recipe portions are adequate to serve one person only.
If you like the chatpata taste, you can sprinkle chaat masala. Personally, I feel that lime juice and green chilies do the trick and no masala is required.