Papdi (Papri) Chaat

Papdi Chaat - Indian street food
Papdi Chaat

Indians love their favorite chaat wala and spend many a evening eating their favorite masala puri or pani puri, relishing its magical, addictive flavors like there’s no tomorrow. And why not? Its comforting food that warms the palate, delicious and economical on the wallet.

Papdi - Papri
Rolled out Papdi ~ Papdi

In the realm of chaat recipes, Papdi Chaat, is a favorite. The green and sweet chutney drizzled on a bed of papdi, lends a sweet, tangy and savory note, further fortified with beaten yogurt and finished with chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and sev, adding crunch to the hearty chaat. A crowd-pleasing appetizer recipe that is quick to fix provided you have done some preparation work ahead. Wow your guests by artfully arranging the papdi with zesty toppings and vibrant garnishes for an impressive beginning to a dinner. :)

Papdi Recipe

Prep: 20 mts, Sitting time: 15 mts, Cooking time: 20 mts

Serves 10-12 persons

Cuisine: Indian

Source: Recipe files



1 cup maida/all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp kalonji/onion seeds (optional)

1 tbsp oil or ghee

salt to taste

water for kneading

oil for deep frying

1 Take a wide plate and add the maida, oil, kalonji and salt and combine. Slowly add water and make a smooth dough. Leave aside covered with damp cloth for 15 mts.
2 Knead the dough again for a mt. Pinch off some dough and make very small balls. Roll out small thin rotis. Make deep dents in the roti using a fork or knife.
3 Heat enough oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. It should be on medium high and once its hot, slide the roti into the hot oil and allow to cook. Flip over and fry the other side till light golden brown. Don’t fry too much as it will turns too dark. Remove on to absorbent paper.
4 Cool and store in an air tight container and use when required.

Note: Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying the papdi. If the oil is not hot enough, the papdi will absorb a lot of oil. Alternately, you can roll out a big sized roti and cut it into diamonds as shown in the image above.

Indian street food - Papri Chaat
Papri Chaat

How to make Papdi Chaat

Take a wide serving plate. Place 4-5 papdis, layer each papdi with chopped or mashed boiled potato and boiled chickpeas. Next spoon green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. Spoon sweetened curd/dahi. Sprinkle some chopped onion. Finally finish off with sev and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.

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Sev Recipe

Papdi (Papri) Chaat

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 10

Main Ingredients:

  1. all purpose flour
  2. potato



Indians love their favorite chaat wala and spend many a evening eating their favorite masala puri or pani puri, relishing its magical, addictive flavors like there’s no tomorrow. And why not? Its comforting food that warms the palate, delicious and economical on the wallet.


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  • pooja

    idi chala superrrr guru :)…

  • Jayashree

    Yummy ! Almost reached out for the plate of goodies !

  • Shreya

    I don’t mind having this right now for breakfast!!!

  • Ann

    OMG – you are killing me softly over here with all these yummy snacks. Your family must be in seventh heaven, feeding off of these delights! =)

    • Madhuri

      I feel the same way !

  • SS

    Hey Sailu.. Great website. really nice pics and recipes!! Thanks for taking the time and effort to maintain it. Best wishes. :)

  • sri

    wow! yummy snacks andi! whats for ugadi? looking forward to it :)

  • Priya

    Sailu gaaru,

    Ivanni kaadu gaani Mee inti Address post cheyyandi…
    Roju mee intike vachestam BF+Lunch+Dinner ki..


  • Baby


    As always great recipe and awesome pics!! How do u sweeten the curd? Just by adding sugar or do we need anything else?

    • Sailu

      Just add a little sugar to the dahi, Baby.

  • Madhuri

    I wish i could grab some from the picture, They are mouthwatering. I can almost taste the tangy tamarind and crispy papdi in the picture. Thanks for your wonderful recipes.

  • Mini

    I am trying hard to put off some pounds. Your website is a big
    stumbling block to my mission! Huh!

  • Mini

    Hope u know…was appreciating in a different way :-)

    • Sailu

      I understand, Mini. :)

  • Remya


    Great Work!!! These chats are my mission for this weekend… Looks Amazing…. Thank you for taking the effort and posting it…. Keep up the great work…

  • Lakshmi


    You’ve been my inspiration in the kitchen.

    What make/ model of camera is yours- please?
    Your pix are as fab as the dishes you make.

    • Sailu

      I use a point and shoot Sony Digital Camera, Lakshmi.

      • Priya

        It’s not only your camera but also your decoration of the items that enhances the pictures. Gr88888 work, Sailu.

  • Sanju


    I think this is not papri chaat, this is sev puri chaat. Papri chaat is prepared in a different way with the same ingredients

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  • s

    wow, i cant wait to try this….mmmm….pls tell, if i want to make this in a large dish in advance for a party, i am guessing the crispy elements will become soggy by the time i am ready to serve? how do u get around this?

    • Sailu

      You can make the papdi and store in an air tight container. Keep all the other ingredients ready, Prepare the chaat just a few minutes before serving.

  • Shabnam

    i dnt eat fast foods lot,bt there r sum receipe dat i lyk most.1 is papdi chaat.thnx 2 u 4 gvng us d procedure of papdi if u dnt mind cn u make it more simple d papdi chaat n easy.
    Thanking You.

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  • Khudsia_princess

    its very yumee dish

  • Kudimarjani

    hmmmmmmmmmm very tasty

  • jyoti

    i love ur recepies, it’s so easy to undstand

  • bristy sinha

    its very easy to understand so i made this easily

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  • Nancy Lewis

    wow very delicious…………..

  • yo yo honey singh

    not so tasty

  • kt

    looks lovely

  • sania

    luv it<3

  • MyMagic Pan

    Love your blog!! Great going!! Awesome pics..

  • sirisha

    yummyyy..your receipies are really gud sailu..Thank you so much for helping us with all indian receipies..

  • Zara

    Loved the recipe! Just had a quick question, I made sure the oil was hot but my papdis were still soft in the middle after frying and hard on the outside? Is there something I was doing wrong?
    Thank You!

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Heat the oil till piping hot, reduce flame to medium and add the rolled out papadi. Fry on this flame till golden crisp. Also roll out the papdi thin and not like a thick roti

  • Neetu prajapati

    I like the papdi once there was a competation ithought that i make it in that competation. at first time i make it in my home and it make fine but not tasty then next time i make it it make very tasty and my all family member eat them the dish. I make a very happy