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Banarasi Tamatar Chaat By Chef Pankaj Bhadouria

Banarasi Tamatar Chaat

Banarasi Tamatar Chaat is a uniquely delicious snack from Banaras. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria brings this tasty chaat from the holy city of Banaras to your kitchen.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type

snacks

Preparation Time

10-12 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For Banarasi Tamatar Chaat

    • 2 chopped tomatoes

    • water as required

    • 3-4 tbsp soaked poppy seeds

    • 3-4 tbsp soaked chopped cashews

    • 1/4 cup raisins

    • 2-3 tbsp mustard oil

    • 1 tbsp mustard seeds

    • 1 dried red chillies

    • ½ cup khoya

    • 1 tsp cumin powder

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 1 tsp coriander powder

    • 1 tsp garam masala powder

    • salt to taste

    • 2 bay leaves

    • water as required

    • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

    • 1-2 tbsp mustard oil

    • pinch of asafoetida

    • 1 tsp cumin seeds

    • ½ cup boiled & mashed potatoes

    • 1 tsp turmeric powder

    • 1 tsp cumin powder

    • salt to taste

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Boil and chop 2 tomatoes and set aside.
  2. 2

    Grind raisins, soaked cashew, soaked poppy seeds into a smooth paste.
  3. 3

    Heat mustard oil in a pan, and add mustard seeds, dried red chilli, nut paste, khoya and saute till khoya turns brown.
  4. 4

    Add cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, water and mix. Cook the masala.
  5. 5

    Heat mustard oil in another pan and add a pinch of asafoetida, cumin seeds, chopped tomatoes, boiled & mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
  6. 6

    Add bay leaves, water, fenugreek leaves to the gravy.
  7. 7

    In a bowl, add tomatoes, sugar syrup, lemon juice, ghee, gravy and mix well.
  8. 8

    Garnish with namkeen snacks, chopped coriander leaves. Serve with lemon wedges.

Banarasi Tamatar Chaat, as the name suggests, originated in Banaras in a humble shop situated in the bylanes of the city. This chaat is made with boiled tomatoes and potatoes, which are mixed together in a gravy made with cashews, raisins, khoya and spices. This gravy is the heartbeat of this chaat. The gravy is then sprinkled with lemon juice and topped with a namkeen giving this chaat a nice crunch.

This crunchy, mushy Banarasi Tamatar Chaat is refreshing, vibrant and mouth-watering.

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