Namkeen is one of the most popular snacks which is munched upon at the tea time or to settle the hunger pangs. It is a deep-fried, crispy snack made with gram flour. When namkeen is taken to another level by adding chopped onions, tomatoes, and by spicing it up with chaat masala, etc. it becomes namkeen chaat and the munching snack becomes a party starter. It can be served at tea time or even as a party appetizer.
Quick snacks are so much loved by everyone. There is a spell, post-lunch and before dinner, i.e. the tea time. And what better than a quick snack to go with the cup of hot tea, which is fuss-free to make. Especially with kids, such recipes are much in demand. You might like Monaco sandwich, idli fries, etc.
To make namkeen chaat you need the following:
Namkeen: I have used the Bikaneri bhujia by Haldiram for namkeen chaats. You can use any namkeen that you like. If you are making it for kids you can pick the non-spicy version of namkeen of your kids’ choice. Further you can also use this recipe to make aloo bhujia chaat. Aloo bhujia is a great choice for the namkeen chaat recipe.
Fresh Ingredients: Chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, mint leaves, and lemon juice are used to add flavor and bite to the chaat.
Spices: Chaat masala and very little red chili powder are used to spice up the namkeen chaat. No salt has been added as chaat masala has enough salt.
Namkeen is generally always there in the Indian pantry. And the same can be used to prepare a number of recipes such as sev tamatar, bhujia raita, etc. Even stuffed paratha can be prepared with namkeen or aloo bhujia. I often make it for my kids. I shall soon post its recipe on the blog.
Serve it immediately with a cup of hot tea.
1.This recipe serves 1-2 persons.
2.In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup namkeen.
3.Add all the other ingredients i.e. 2 tbsp each of chopped onion and tomato, 1 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves, and 2-3 chopped mint leaves.
4.Next add in ½ tsp of chaat masala powder and a pinch of red chili powder
5.Finish off with the juice of ½ lemon. Serve immediately. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
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