Celebrate Father’s Day The Desi Way With These Chaat Recipes
Image Credit: iStock, From papdi chaat to raj kachori, make these chatpata treats for Father's day.

This Sunday, i.e.19th June is being celebrated as Father’s Day in many parts of the world, including India. Taking your dad out for a quick bite or lunch/dinner can be a way of celebrating but you know what will make them feel really special? It’s when you cook for them. Anything as simple and basic as a pizza, a sandwich and a burger can actually work. However, if you dad is a desi at heart, he wouldn’t be wooed by these videshi dishes. For him, you might have to go an extra mile to make the most desi food for him. While samosas and kachoris are a few nibbles which are loved during evening snacks, it is the street food fare like chaat that can add spice to your day. 

To celebrate the day of fatherhood and paternal love, something like a chaat can really make your relationship chatpata too. Chaat, for the uninitiated, is an umbrella term for a variety of tangy, spicy, sweet and sour snacks that are usually found on the streets in India. Be it dahi puris, chaat papdis or anything similar, all of this falls under the ambit of chaat. Here are a few chaat recipes that you can try this Father’s Day to impress your day. 

Father’s Day Chaat Recipes 

1.  Kala Chana Chaat 

Kala chana or black chickpeas are a great source of protein. While several gravy and dry dishes are made with kala chana, adding a chatpata flavour to these boiled chickpeas will work wonders. Chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and potatoes are added to the bowl of kala chana and tossed together with some spices like chaat masala, amchur powder, salt and red chilli powder. Slice some raw mangoes and throw them in for a tangy taste. Sprinkle lime juice and enjoy. 

2.  Papdi Chaat 

Crispy and crunchy, fried discs called papdis are spread out on a plate and boiled and chopped potatoes are sprinkled on top. On this, some whisked yoghurt is poured with a garnish of chaat masala, chilli powder and salt. Slather a thick and tangy imli ki chutney on top and enjoy this fresh and chatpata chaat on Father’s Day. 

3.  Raj Kachori 

A huge kachori filled with all things tasty, raj kachori is no less than a royal treat. With a crunchy outer layer, the inside is stuffed with kala chana, boiled potatoes and boiled moong dal along with cumin powder and salt. Pour some fresh curd onto the kachori and drizzle khajur imli ki chutney. This refreshing chaat works well during summers. 

4.   Bhelpuri 

Commonly found on the streets of Mumbai, bhelpuri is another crunchy chaat. Made with puffed rice, it has chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes in the mix. Crushed papdis are also added to the bhel, making it a wholesome dish. This can be made in a jiffy if you have all the ingredients ready. A dash of lime juice on top and your bhelpuri is ready. 

5.  Sev Potato Dahi Poori 

Take the golgappas and instead of dipping them in that tangy water, add some dahi to it. The poori is filled with boiled potatoes and chickpeas and dunked into a bowl of dahi. These pooris are then assembled on a plate and garnished with crunchy sev, jeera powder, imli and green chutney.