banarasi tamatar ki chaat

Banarasi Tamatar Ki Chaat

What is Banarasi Tamatar ki Chaat?

As the name suggests Banarasi tamatar ki chaat comes from the cuisine of the Indian state, Uttar Pradesh, rather from the streets of Varanasi (Banaras) and therefore so-called. This chaat is no different from other chaats, in the sense that it is absolutely flavorsome. But at the same, it is unique in its own way. It has a base of tomatoes, potatoes, and dry yellow peas, along with a few spices. The same is topped with tomato gravy and finally garnished with some namakpare. However, you will find many variations of this recipe. Many recipes use onions but I have prepared the no onion no garlic version of Banarasi Tamatar Chaat. This chaat can be prepared and served as a starter or even for a light meal.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

Banarasi Tamatar Chaat can be divided into the following:

And calls for the following ingredients:
Tomatoes: Chopped tomatoes are used. Tomato is the main ingredient for this recipe. Obviously.
Potatoes: Boiled and mashed potatoes have been used. Too many potatoes are not used.
Yellow Peas: Boiled yellow peas are used.
Spices: The spices used for every chaat recipe have been used i.e. salt, black salt, red chili powder, cumin seeds powder, etc.
Tomatoes: Grated tomatoes are used.
Spices: Basic spices such as salt, red chili powder, dry mango powder, and black salt are used.
Banarasi Tamatar Chaat is garnished with some namakpare. However I did not have any handy, therefore I have skipped the same. Instead I garnished the chaat with some more tomatoes and chopped coriander leaves. You can also add pomegranate seeds etc.

Recipes similar to Banarasi Tamatar ki Chaat Recipe

Chaats are such favorites. With a few preparations done beforehand, you can fix a plate of chaat in no time. I always have the green chutney and tamarind chutney in my refrigerator. With these coming handy, making chaat becomes so easy. There are a number of chaat recipes on the blog. You can find the same here.

How to serve Banarasi Tamatar ki Chaat?

Serve it as a light dinner.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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