Street food captures the heart and soul of any city.. isn’t it ? They are always famous irrespective of age and is enjoyed by one and all. Every city has its signature street food and Bangalore is no exceptional. Here you’ll find some unusual chaats which are popular in Karnataka but not known to many outside. Those who have been to Bangalore can vouch for a bhelpuri stall in every street corner. These stalls have varieties of snacks like, tomato masala, bele masala, pineapple masala, nippat masala, sovthekayi masala, baby corn masala…etc etc. I would like to introduce you to Nipattu masala chaat today which is crunchy, spicy, savory and has a tangy taste. This snack has been made by my close blogger friend, Smitha Kalluraya who blogs at Cook With Smile. I love her blog which is filled with deliciousness. I especially love the authentic Karnataka recipes she posts on her blog.
It is a foodie delight to introduce Smitha to you all today and this is what she has to say to all of us – “Priya and I started our blogging journey almost at the same time. We know each other since then but it is only from past few months we became close. Now we meet often , chat , share knowledge , go out for lunch and have lot of fun . To me Priya is a warm bubbly down to earth girl who is always ready to help whenever I look up to . Thank you for inviting me to do a guest post and giving me an opportunity to share a delicious recipe with your wonderful readers .. ”
Thank you Smitha for the kind words and bringing such a delicious snack for my readers. The best part about this dish is that there is no hard rule for the measurements in this recipe nor about the ingredients . Smitha has mentioned the standard ingredients that usually goes into this dish. You can get creative and add few other things too that you like. For example – pineapple , raw mango etc. Just crush some nipattu / thattai, throw in some onion tomato etc and mix it with some sauces, garnish ..voila .. your mouthwatering Nippatu Masala Chaat is ready to enjoy !! Super easy, right? So, check out the recipe and don’t forget to stop by my friend’s blog for more yummy treats..
- Nippat/Nippattu/Thattai – 5
- Tomato 1 (finely chopped)
- Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
- Carrot – 2 tbsp (grated)
- fine Sev – 3 tbsp (recipe for sev in post)
- Pomogranate seeds – 2 tbsp
- Congress Kadalekayi /spiced Peanuts – 2 tbsp
- Puffed rice/Murmur – 1/2 cup
- finely chopped Coriander – 2 tbsp
- Hari Chutney – 2 tbsp (recipe link in post)
- Sweet tamarind Chutney – 2 tbsp (recipe link in post)
- Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
- Chaat masala – 1 tsp
- Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Crush nipattu into bite size. Keep it aside .
- Take a mixing bowl . Add onion , tomato , carrot , coriander leaves sweet chutney , green chutney , chat masala , red chilli powder,lemon juice and salt . Mix it well .
- Add puffed rice , crushed nipattu and spiced peanuts to it . Gently mix such that everything is combined well . Taste and adjust spice accordingly.
- Transfer nippatu masala chat to a serving plate. Garnish with few pomegranate and fine sev. Serve immediately .