I don’t think there is any Indian who dislikes Chaat.. its a favourite evening snack of almost all the people I know.. I really don’t where this heavenly snack originated from, rather which state.. but almost all states of India now have a version customized to suit the taste of the people living there. Mumbai is famous for its various kinds of street food. I can never get enough of it when I visit Mumbai… 🙂
There are so many variations to this dish. Chaat is a general term used. If you are an Indian you would know what I’m talking about. Its a mix of cooked & uncooked vegetarian ingredients & its so colourful & inviting that you won’t stop at one plate. There is a spice mix called chaat masala which is also added on cut fruits served usually as a starter in most dinner parties or buffets. I thought why not try chaat with Eggs… 🙂 and why not make it out of egg pakoda’s… !! it was yummy..
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preaparation Time: 15 mins
Eggs – 4, boiled and shell removed
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Black Pepper – 2/3 crushed
Gram Flour/ Besan powder – 3 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves – 1 sprig, chopped finely
Onion – 1 small, chopped finely
Lime – 1 slice
Chaat Masala – half a tsp
Cut each egg into 2 halves, remove the yolk as we are not going to use it. Cut the egg halves into small pieces as shown.
Mix the gram flour along with some salt, chili powder and crushed black pepper along with some water. Do not make the batter very watery. let the consistency be of that of ketchup.
Add the egg pieces to the batter and coat them with the batter.
Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and set the heat to medium. Once the oil is hot add the batter coated egg pieces. Let the batter cook. Do not turn them immediately as the batter coating will come off.
Mix the egg pakodis with the chopped onion and coriander along with the chaat masala and some freshly squeezed lime juice. Add some salt as well.
Serve immediately as the lime juice will soften the crispy egg pakodi’s. 🙂 Enjoy your egg pakodi chaat as an eve snack or with a glass of chilled beer. 🙂
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