Palak Patta Chaat | Slurrp Presents 101 Common Recipes of India

Today, Palak Patta Chaat is as popular as any other famous Delhi street food. The name of this dish consists of three Hindi words, which include Palak which means spinach, Patta means leaves, and Chaat means savoury snack. If we dig into its history then we find that Delhiites didn't give this hot and spicy makeover to the humble spinach, but the food innovators of Uttar Pradesh did. 

This typical Delhi-style chaat is a great snack to be served with tea. These spinach fritters are prepared by coating spinach leaves in a spicy gram flour batter and deep-frying them in vegetable oil. Then these fritters get drizzled with smooth beaten yoghurt and different dips or chutneys. 

Apart from its crunchy texture and spicy taste, Palak Patta Chaat has health benefits of its own kind. This teatime snack is considered a rich source of iron and improves blood circulation. It also boosts hydration in the body. If we talk about its preparation time and level of difficulty then it only takes 20 to 30 minutes for a beginner-level cook to prepare and serve it with ease.