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Sunday, December 8, 2013


  • Crispy poori / papadi - 25 nos
  • Potato (boiled and mashed) - ½ cup
  • Chopped onion - ½ cup
  • Chopped corriander leaves - ¼ cup
  • Seva - ¼ cup
  • Sweet Chutney
  • Green Chutney
  • Chat masala 
  • Take each poori/papdi and put ¼ tsp potato and ¼ tsp onion on it.
  • Add 1 tsp of sweet chutney and 1 tsp of green chutney on it.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and seva.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of chat masala over it.

Chaat Chutney

Sweet Chutney and Green Chutney are used in chaat.

Sweet Chutney / Tamarind Chutney

  • Tamarind - 1 lemon size
  • Jaggery - ¼ cup
  • Raisin -  1 handful or Dates - 8 nos
  • Cumin seed powder - ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder - ½ tsp
  • Chat masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Dissolve jaggery in water to make it into a syrup, filter it and keep it aside.
  • Take some water in another bowl, soak tamarind and raisin or dates in it for few minutes.
  • Once soaked, grind it smoothly with water (same water used to soak) and filter.
  • Add jaggery syrup, chilli powder, cumin seed powder, chat masala and salt into tamarind syrup.
  • Boil the the syrup till it becomes thick.
  • Cool it and serve with chat.

Green Chutney

  • Chopped mint leaves - 1 cup
  • Chopped coriander leaves - ½ cup
  • Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Chat masala - ½ tsp
  • Green chilli - 2 nos
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, cumin seeds and green chili with water to make a smooth paste.
  • Add chat masala and salt into the paste and mix.
  • Add  lemon juice into it and mix well.
  • Now the Green chutney is ready to serve with chat.

Recommended Combination: Serve with chaat / samosa

Monday, December 2, 2013

Oats Puttu / Oats Steam Cake

  • Oats - 2 cup 
  • Grated Coconut - ½ cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as required to make the powder wet.
  • Blend oats in a mixer to make it powder.
  • In a heavy  bottomed pan add the  powder, stir continuously and roast lightly for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the powder to cool.
  • Sprinkle water in to flour little at a time and mix the flour. 
  • Repeat sprinkling water till the flour is wet.
  • Blend the flour mix in a blender for a minute so that the flour mix becomes soft.
  • Place a pot shapped utensil  or a pressure cooker on the stove. 
  • Fill half the utensil with water and boil the water.
  • Place a puttu maker on the top of the utensil.
  • Now its time to put the flour mixture into the puttu maker.
  • Put a spoon full of  grated coconut first, then fill the flour mixture till the half of the maker.
  • Again a spoonful of coconut on it then fill it up with the flour mix .
  • Finally put a layer of  coconut on the top of it.
  • Steam in a vessel for 5-6 minutes and serve hot.

Recommended Combination: Oats Puttu can be served hot with Kadala curry / Payar Curry  / Pappadam