What’s a Holi celebration without big family get-togethers, playing with a riot of colours and dancing carefree to Bollywood numbers? But wait, not without an exciting spread of delicacies to binge on and bond over. We’ve curated a list of the best chaat recipes by LF chefs to make your Holi party a super hit. Much like the festival—a stunning contrast of colours—these visually delightful and easy to make finger-licking snack recipes will be the perfect mix to kick-start your party shenanigans. Don’t forget to bookmark your favourite.
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Now here’s a recipe that can easily become an instant hit at Holi parties. Chef Ripudaman Handa’s jalapeno potato chaat served in canapé cups is a fusion of Delhi’s all-time favourite aloo chaat. The only difference–this one gets its spicy-tangy flavour from vinegar-soaked jalapenos, while the OG recipe depends on sweet and spicy chutneys and creamy, sweet yogurt.
If you love fruits as much as we do, then this fruit chaat
by chef Gautam Mehrishi is going to be your go-to for fun get-togethers. This
tantalising recipe features diced apples, pineapples, and pears dressed in a
fragrant marinade of yogurt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, ginger-garlic
paste, mint leaves, salt, and chaat masala. These fruits are grilled on a sigree and served with a side of spicy
and tangy mint chutney.
3. Anda ChaatLove eggs? LF host Gurdip Kohli Punj makes a lip-smacking chaat that’ll be loved by kids and adults alike. For this healthy chaat recipe that can easily be passed off as a desi version of devilled eggs, all you need are boiled egg whites stuffed with chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, nylon sev, chaat masala, and salt. And viola, your chaat is ready.
4. Basket ChaatLucknow’s popular tokri chaat aka basket chaat gets a
healthy twist in chef Pankaj Bhadouria’s kitchen. Unlike the OG tokri chaat,
which involves deep frying shredded potato in a mould to make the basket, this
recipe features a tart shell filled with deep-fried potato and moong dal
fritters. These bite-sized fritters are topped with sweetened curd,
tamarind chutney, green chutney, sev, and roasted coriander powder.
6. Dahi GujiaIn case you don’t have the time, you can skip the process of
making gujias, buy them from your local farsan shop, and directly get to
soaking them in boiling water for a few minutes. Plate them with a
mixture of curd, water, chutneys, coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder, and
roasted cumin powder. Dahi gujia is a Holi specialty in several parts of north India, especially in Uttar Pradesh.
If you’re in the mood to ditch the plain ol’ aloo tikki, try
this scrumptious snack recipe prepared with colocasia as the hero. Chef Shipra
Khanna’s arbi tikki chaat has colocasia and potato cutlets doused in green chutney,
tamarind chutney, curd, and sprinkled with chopped coriander leaves. The highlight of this
chaat are the deep-fried colocasia juliennes which add a distinct, crispy
texture to the dish. Try these easy chaat recipes for parties and do let us know in the comment section below.
Dahi puri, the old-school street snack, gets a refreshing makeover in
chef Handa’s kitchen. While it still has the chaat masala and raw onions for
that extra zing, the potato and ragda
filling is replaced with green gram sprouts and sweet yogurt, with a
mouthwatering mixture of green apple puree and yogurt.
10. Daulat ki Chaat
Yes, we know this isn’t exactly the chaat you expected, but trust us (), your celebration is incomplete without daulat ki chaat. Bid adieu to the last few winter breezes with a bowlful of this rich dessert made with milk, cream, sugar, saffron, and pistachios.
So, what's your pick from this best chaat recipe list?