The term "chaat", brings water to my mouth. A very famous terminology in India, "chaat" is a word used to describe, a medley of food stuffs, with a sweet, salty and sour flavour to it. Its an all time favourite street snack in India. From aloo chaat, paapri chat, bhel, chana ki chaat.........wowowo my mouth is watering as I am writting about it. Any Indian can vouch for the ultimate chaat experience. With a little creativity, one can make "chaat" out of any food stuffs.
- red and green grapes- 7-8
- peanuts-1/2 cup
- honey toasted almond and cranberry salad accents- 2 tbsp (available at any grocery store, like vons ). this is optional. you can add a handfull of dry fruits instead. like raisins and almonds.
- lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
- roasted cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
- black salt-1/2 tsp
- salt- to taste
- red chilly powder-1/4th tsp
- sugar- 1/2 tsp or less.
You have to
- wash and cut all the fruit into small pieces.halve the grapes.
- In a bowl, add the cut fruits. add the peanuts and the almonds.
- add all the spices. mix.
- add the lemon juice and sugar.
- mix everything up. taste.
- adjust the seasoning, according to taste.
serve in bowls, and enjoy. One can add anything to this. Pomegranate seeds, boiled potatoes, watermelon, pineapple, all taste really good. Each time I have had fruit chaat, I don't get any peanuts or almonds. But I feel that adds that little crunchy texture, and it tastes good spiced up.