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Banana Wafer Chaat
Appetizers & Small Plates
Date: August 11, 2017

This gluten free and vegan appetizer is a variation of a traditional fast food Indian dish called Papdi Chaat which is a popular north Indian street food.  The word Chaat literally means to ‘lick’ in Hindi. This dish with the spices and chutneys is an easy to make savory delight. 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of banana wafers/chips
  • I cup cold smoothened yogurt (optional)
  • 2 small potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 1 small cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup mint cilantro chutney
  • ½ cup tamarind date chutney
  • 1-2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons rock salt or common salt
Preparation Steps:
  1. Arrange the banana chips in a shallow bowl or plate.
  2. Top it with chopped boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas; then add chopped cucumbers and tomatoes to the mix.
  3. Add cold yogurt/curd (if not vegan).
  4. Top it up with the mint cilantro chutney and tamarind date chutney, to taste.
  5. Sprinkle red chili powder, cumin powder and black salt.
  6. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve immediately.

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