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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dahi Muttar Chaat

I was going thru' the earlier posts on my blog and I realized that I have very few chaat recipes..... So, here's one of my favorite chaat recipes. This one can be made with any kind of peas (fresh/frozen/dried). I have used frozen peas here. But it tastes best with dried peas that you get at the Indian stores!!


2 cups Peas, fresh/frozen

1 Small onion, finely chopped

1/2 Tomato, finely chopped

2-3 strands Cilantro, finely chopped

1 tsp Coriander powder

2-3 tsp Chaat Masala

1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

1/2 tsp Tamarind paste or 1/4 cup Tamarind juice

1 tsp Jaggery

1-2 tbsp Curds

Salt as per taste


  1. Add about half a cup of water to the tamarind paste and bring it to boil on stove; Add jaggery, salt and all the remaining dry masalas; Boil well. Adjust ingredients according to taste.
  2. Add the peas and boil further till the peas are cooked. The masala should thicken and the peas should blend well into the masala. Save some of the onions and tomatoes for garnishing and add the rest to the peas; Boil for another minute.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the curds in a bowl and keep aside. You can add a few spoons of water if the curd is too thick.
  4. Remove the peas from stove and transfer into separate plates. Pour a couple of spoons of curds on the peas. Sprinkle some chaat masala over it.
  5. Garnish with chopped onions, tomatoes and cilantro. Serve hot and enjoi!

Update: A suggestion from one of my readers: Adding something crunchy like Sev or crushed papdi, gives a new twist to this chaat!!!


Laavanya said...

I love chaats and this is very new and interesting. I like the taste of the dried peas. Thanks for this unique recipe.

Viji said...

A nice chaat and Madhurvada and roti are rocking. Viji

SMN said...

Lovely crunchy chaat for winter..

Seena said...

I have bought one chat masala last week, and will try it on your dish..looks so delicious!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Glad you liked it, Lavanya. Try it sometime.. u'll love it.

Thanx, Viji :)

oh yes.. perfect for this cold weather! :)

Thanx!! Sure, try it out and let me know if u liked it!

Mishmash ! said...

oh..I miss those chat walas here :( Can you send me some??? :)


amna said...

I love chaat but have never tried one at home, You inspire me :)

Cynthia said...

Yeah I think I'd opt for the dried or fresh one :)

Deepa said...

wow!! this is really yummy one ...mouthwatering lady ....

Kribha said...

I'm a chaat lover and this is certainly bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

swapna susarla said...

i am drooling over the picture ramya!!!

Finla said...

Oh they just look so good. Delicious

Siri said...

The Chaat is so tempting! Its so cold outside, wish I cud have some!

~ Siri

Unknown said...

ramya thats super delicious photo:)

Richa said...

very tempting :) love all kinds of chaat :) also liked the vade.

Seema said...

Looks great Ramya...new variety to me using curd on peas.Will try.. pictures looks great!

Chickoo said...

Yummy! Looks lovely, would love to try it soon

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh yeah!!! nothing tastes as good as those road side gaadi chaats :)

you shud try it out, u know!! Most of them are ez to make and they taste really gr8... always!!!! :)

Yep!! anyday... :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx a lot!! :)

@Happy cook, Swapna,
:) thanx.. u guys should try it out some time....

thanx :) yep.... just right for this cold weather

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Seema, Richa, chickoo,

Thanx girls.. try it out sometime!

Seema Bhat said...

Ramya, Dahi matar chaat looks so devine. Reminded me of gaadi food. Yummy.

musical said...

The matar chaat is looking so appetizing! You have given me serious hunger pangs, Ramya!

Ramya Kiran said...

hey ramya...this recipe of urs is rocking!!prepared it for evening snack and its lovely.thnx for posting it..hope we get to see many more chaat recipes..

Anonymous said...

Ramya....this one is very tasty ...i tried it out....