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Banarasi Tamatar Chaat
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Banarasi Tamatar Chaat

Banarasi Tamatar Ki Chaat is a tangy lip-smacking chaat that is popular in the city of Banaras. You can find this one only in this city and is surely something you must try.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Uttar Pradesh
Keyword Tamatar Ki Chaat
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Evening Snack
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Street Food
Author Srivalli


For the Chaat

  • 4 nos Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3 nos Potatoes boiled and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ginger grated
  • 2 to 3 nos Green Chilies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 8 nos Cashew Nuts grated or powdered
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Black Salt / Kala Namak
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 tsp Chat Masala
  • Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder roasted
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

For sugar syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • 5 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder

For Final Garnish

  • Ghee
  • Imli Chutney
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Chaat Masala
  • Cumin Powder roasted
  • Onions finely chopped
  • Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • Chips
  • Namakpare
  • Sev
  • Boondi


For Jeera Water

  • In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and cook till the sugar melts. Add roasted cumin powder and let it simmer for 5 to 7 mins. You don't have to get a thread consistency.

For the Chaat

  • Wash and chop the tomatoes to fine pieces. Wash and slash the potatoes on top. Microwave the potatoes for 5 to 7 mins. Once done, soak in water and peel the skin. Crumble the potatoes and keep it aside.
  • Heat a nonstick pan with ghee, add the Cumin Seeds, grated ginger, finely chopped green chilies, and saute well.
  • Next, add the Poppy Seeds along with grated or powdered cashew nuts, combine everything well.
  • Now add all the spice powders one by one and saute well.
  • Add water and simmer for 5 mins while you saute it well.
  • Add Garam Masala along with Tamarind Pulp and Chaat Masala
  • Once it cooks for a few minutes, add finely chopped Tomatoes and cook for few minutes until all comes together.
  • Next, add the boiled and crumbled Potatoes. Cook on high.
  • Finally add the finely chopped coriander leaves, roasted cumin powder, and squeeze lemon Juice

For Assembling the Tamatar Ki Chaat

  • In a serving bowl, take two scoops of the cooked tamatar.
  • Add Ghee, Green chutney, Imli Chutney, Sugar water.
  • Next add Red Chilli Powder, Chaat Masala, roasted cumin powder.
  • Then top it with finely chopped onions and coriander leaves.
  • Repeat the roasted cumin powder, chat masala, and little bit of Imli chutney and green chutney.
  • For the final garnish, just before serving top it with Chips, Namakpare, Sev, and Boondi.
  • Serve right away.
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