Faux Dahi Papdi Chaat

Wanting a quick snack over the weekend, I decided to put the rather large bag of baked Pita chips that my husband got from Costco, to use.... We had some of it plain, some with hummus but lately we had been ignoring it... so an idea to use those chips instead of the regular papdis came into my mind... They were crunchy and sturdy so would be a perfect replacement. Having store bought tamarind date chutney and green chutney in the fridge always makes snacks like these a breeze... I boiled a few potatoes and had some cooked white peas (vatana) after making ragda patties so used that but a can of chickpeas would also work... Another good substitute for the papdi would be tortillas cut into circles (with a cookie cutter) and baked in an oven for about 10-15 mins till crisp.


Faux Dahi Papdi Chaat

Pita chips/ Baked tortillas - as required
Potatoes - 2 medium, boiled and peeled (I microwaved them with water for about 7 minutes)
Cooked / canned chickpeas or cooked yellow dried peas (vatana) - 1 cup
Chilli powder - half tsp,
Salt - to taste
Green Chutney
Tamarind - Date Chutney
Yogurt - 1/4 cup, preferably thick
Sev - for garnish
Red Onions - 1/4 cup, chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped

1) Cut potatoes into small cubes and toss with some chilli powder and salt.

2) When ready to serve/eat, spread pita chips on the serving plate as a single layer.

3) Top with the potatoes, then the peas or chickpeas

4) Drizzle the green chutney and tamarind date chutney followed by required amount of yogurt.

5) Top with the chopped onions, coriander leaves and sev. Enjoy immediately.


  1. A plateful of that would be perfect for this rather dull dreary weather. The rain is something that we really need so I won't complain too much.

  2. WOW!! Yum looks crunch and would have to like this in this rainy weather.

  3. I love to have this rite now. Nice !

  4. Excellent and super quick crunchy munchy chaat..

  5. Yum yum ....love chaat ..this is no exception

  6. great mouthwatering chat. you have nice blog

  7. I would love a small portin of this right now.....the rains, some repairs at home have all made me crave for something like this...all flavours in one and a crunchy munchy stuff.

  8. It doesn't look faux at all, very interesting substitution. I wonder if pita chips are healthier than the papdi?

  9. Indo, I agree - we were missing the April showers.

    Thank you Jay, Anu, Chitra, Priya & Priti.

    Thank you Spice up the curry and welcome to my blog.

    Lata akka - we've been having rainy weather ourselves.... hope you are able to whip this up to satisfy those cravings :)

    Sra, I would think so since these pita chips are baked instead of deep fried (which the papdis are)... but the pita chips are thicker so not fully sure.

  10. I use most of the time the tortilla chips - but pita will definitely hold the moist and remains much crunchier. Great idea and good use of the big bag of pita chips :)

  11. anytype of chaat is total yumm ..

  12. Looks delicious, love the substitution of pita chips! Like Cham I think that since pita is thicker it might actually work better because it will hold for a bit. Will definitely try this :)

  13. Wow, coincidence, just now had this for evening snack :) yumm, love it


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