Papdi Chaat Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

India is a land of tongue tickling sweet, sour and spicy chaats and there are many many varieties of it. However, out of all chaats, crispy flat puris (papdis) topped with potato, chickpeas, moong beans, onion, flavored with green chutney, sweet chutney, curd and crispy sev otherwise known as papdi chhat is best. It has a perfect combination of crunch and mouth-watering flavor of chutneys complimented by goodness of boiled potatoes, chickpeas and sprouted moongs, making it a perfect party snack. Prepare all raw materials in advance and allow your guests to assemble it themselves to their liking and spare yourself of all serving troubles of other recipes. Don’t forget to read tips and variations given below in this step by step photo recipe of dahi papri chaat to customize it to your liking.

How to Make Dahi Papdi Chaat

Preparation Time:20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 servings
14 Papadis (flat puri)
2/3 cup(1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) boiled Chickpeas
2/3 cup (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) boiled and chopped Potato (approx. 1 large)
1/2 cup boiled Moong Beans, optional
1/2 cup chopped Onion (approx. 1 medium)
1/2 cup Curd, lightly beaten
5 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon)  Date Tamarind Chutney (khajur imli ki chutney)
5 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon) Green Coriander Chutney
1/2 cup Sev

Notes: For making dahi papdi chaat, you can also add pakori (bhalla or vada of dahi vada recipe) to make an authentic Delhi style chaat. Add salt while boiling chickpeas, potato and moong beans to get even salty taste in every spoonful. Prepare all the chutneys by following their recipes.


  1. step-1
    Prepare all the ingredients and arrange them before starting the assembling process. Take two deep serving plates and arrange 7-papadis in each of them. You can either keep papdis whole or lightly break them into small pieces.
  2. step-2
    Mix 2-tablespoons green chutney with chickpeas.
  3. step-3
    Top each plate with 1/3 cup potatoes and 1/4 cup onion.
  4. step-4
    Top each plate with 1/3 cup chickpeas.
  5. step-5
    Top each plate with 1/4 cup moong beans.
  6. step-6
    Drizzle 1/4 cup curd over each plate.
  7. step-7
    Drizzle 2½ tablespoons date tamarind chutney over each plate.
  8. step-8
    Lightly sprinkle 1/4 cup sev over each plate.
  9. step-9
    Top each plate with 1½ tablespoons green chutney. Papri Chaat is ready for serving. Enjoy it immediately.

Tips and Variations:

  • Increase or decrease the amount of all chutneys and sev according to your preference.
  • Add chopped tomato and boiled sweet corn before topping with curd for variation.
  • To make it more spicy, add garlic chutney.
  • You can also prepare this chaat without adding chickpeas and green moong beans.
  • Papadi is easily available in grocery stores in India, you can either use ready-made ones or make it at home.
  • To serve this snack in a party, prepare all chutneys and curd in advance, and store them in refrigerator. Prepare all the ingredients and keep them in separate serving bowl. Assemble plates only at the time of serving to prevent it from turning soggy.
Taste:  Mild sweet, sour and spicy taste with nice crunch.
Serving Ideas:  Savor this chaat as an evening snack.

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Mar 04, 2017 by Amina
Please post a recipe for samosa chaat too

Response: Will do so soon.

Mar 03, 2017 by Amina
Could you please post samosa chaat recipe? I just love your recipes but I did not find the samosa chaat recipe by you...

Response: Hello Amina, we will definitely try to upload the samosa chaat recipe soon.

Dec 02, 2016 by rohini
Hi, do you have recipe for making your own puffed chickpeas? thanks!

Response: If you are looking for recipe of Boondi, please follow

May 28, 2016 by Mallika
Thank u for such a nice recipe. It was very yummy and tasty. Every one in my family liked this so much.....

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Feb 02, 2016 by Anjali
Like the way you have explained. It was very helpful.

Feb 23, 2015 by Samira
Hi, thanks for the step by step recipe. I made it and it was so yummy.
I used ready made papdi. Can you give me the recipe of paddi because I prefer home made papdi.

Response: Hi Samira, we will definitely try to upload the recipe of homemade papadi.