Colourful -Paapdi Chaat
Paapdi Chaat is one of the most colourful of Indian snacks and I have a string of nostalgia attached to it.
I made it for the first time , five years ago, while I was a teacher . Once the school closes in March for three weeks, teachers would be engaged in evaluation of term examination papers . The 8 hour long working days without students often had team building and fun activities .
Making Paapdi Chaat was one of those activities. All the ingredients were brought from home according to the quantity assigned to each one and the platter was laid out and relished aacompanied with laughter and natter.
The recipe requires a lot of preparation, which includes sweet paste, spicy paste, boiled potatos and chickpeas etc . This version of the recipe by Neha Mathur is similar to the one which I made.
Now when I look at the picture, I see the absence of purple colour and next time , I am thinking of adding finely grated purple cabbage along with the pomegranate seeds.