Banarasi Palak Patta Chaat

One of the most iconic chaats of Kashi is the scrumptious palak patta chaat served at Kashi Chat Bhandar. Better known as palak chaat, this delicious innovation has a bit of everything – crunch, spice, sweetness and tartness.

 

Fresh palak is thoroughly washed and wiped down. It is then dipped into a thick batter of besan, turmeric powder, asafoetida, red chilli powder, carom seeds, fennel powder and salt and deep-fried.

 

A few of the fried spinach leaves are put in a plate to which cold curd is generously poured. Masala, salt and pepper are sprinkled over the curd. Tamatar chutney (prepared with secret ingredients) and hari chutney (prepared from coriander and spices) are drizzled over it. It is topped off with some finely chopped coriander, sliced onion and sev.

 

Written by Lakshmi Subramanian

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