If you're a secret (or not-so-secret) fan of instant noodles, this street-style Indian chaat is the snack of your DREAMS! Noodles topped with potatoes, chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, masala yoghurt, chutneys and crunchy sev. So snackable!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: chaat, noodles, street food
2packs of Maggi masala magic
1tbspcooking oilI used rice bran oil
200gpotatoesboiled in their skins, peeled and then diced
1smallred onionfinely diced
For the masala yoghurt:
1tsproasted cumin seedsground
For the green chutney:
50gfresh corianderincluding stalks
10-15fresh mint leaves
25cashews soaked in hot water for 30 minutes and then drained
2green chillies or to taste
For the chaat toppings:
2tbspfresh coriander leaves
2tbspsev or bhujia
Lemon wedgesto serve
2tbspyour favourite tamarind chutney
2tbspyour favourite red chutneyI used a red chilli chutney
To make the green chutney:
Add all the ingredients to a small blender and blend to a smooth purée. Refrigerate until needed.
To make the masala yoghurt:
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate until needed.
To cook the noodles:
Place a pan over a medium heat. Break the noodle cakes up with your hands. Add the oil and saute the noodles of a medium heat for 90 seconds or so.
Add the packets of magic masala that come in the Maggi packets, along with 150ml water.
Place a lid on the pan and cook over a moderately low heat for 2 minutes. Remove the lid and stir well.
Add the chickpeas, potatoes, onions and tomatoes. Stir to combine and allow to cool for 10 minutes or so. It shouldn't be super hot when you put the toppings on, unless you prefer it like that of course.
Pile the noodles onto a plate and top with the green chutney, masala yoghurt and remaining chaat toppings (fresh coriander, tamarind chutney, red chutney, sev or bhujia, chilli powder, chaat masala and lemon wedges). Go wild and add as much or as little of everything as you like.
This chaat is best eaten as soon as the toppings have gone on.My recipe serves 4 as part of a larger meal or two hungry people as a snack.