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Mock Samosa Chaat

Mock Samosa Chaat

This is an Indian style chaat (snack). It doesn't compare to the genuine version, but it's still pretty delicious.

Ingredients: 2 snack-sized servings

Garbanzo bean curry (Recipe ID: 258512)
1/2 cup
Potato samosas (Recipe ID: 355254)
5-6
Tomato
as much as you like
Onion
as much as you like
Fresh coriander
as much as you like
Om Pudi (lentil snacks)
to taste
Plain yoghurt
to taste
Tamarind chutney
to taste

Steps

1. These are frozen cubes of soupy garbanzo bean curry that I stocked in my freezer in a ZIploc bag.
2. These are frozen potato samosas made using gyoza wrappers, which I also stocked in my freezer in a Ziploc bag.
3. Finely chop the tomato, onion, and coriander.
4. Thaw and heat the garbanzo bean curry in the microwave.
5. Deep fry the frozen samosas in hot oil, then mash them with your fingers, so that they will soak up plenty of soup!
6. This is om pudi (lentil snacks). You could also use aloo tikki (spicy potato patties).
7. Arrange the mashed samosas on a plate.
8. Pour the curry on top.
9. Then garnish with the tomatoes, onions, and coriander.
10. Finish with dollops of yoghurt, om pudi, and tamarind chutney, and serve. Mix it up while eating.
11. Om pudi means "spicy lentil snacks" in Telegu. Aloo tikki means "potato snacks" in Hindi. If you don't have either, substitute with crushed up spicy potato chips instead. The crispy texture is delightful.
12. You could also use red onions, and add cucumbers if you like.
13. You can make tamarind chutney from scratch, but I used the store-bought type. You could also substitute with okonomiyaki sauce. It goes well with the sour taste of the yogurt.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since the one I tried at a restaurant was so tasty, I came up with this recipe for making it at home by referencing other recipes.