Papdi Chaat Recipe – Dahi Papdi Chaat from Scratch

post modified on January 6

Written by Puja

Papdi Chaat Recipe is a mouth-watering North Indian street chaat recipe. It can be found easily on roadside food carts all over India. It is very delicious to eat and is considered a great alternative to a meal by many. (step-by-step-recipe)

papdi chaat recipe

About Papdi Chaat Recipe

Papdi chaat is a popular North Indian street food snack filled with a variety of mouth-watering ingredients and flavors. Papri Chaat includes chickpeas, potatoes, various spices, crunchy papri (deep-fried crackers), onions, chutneys etc.

You can easily customize this recipe to your taste. You can increase and decrease the number of spices or you can add in some other ingredients that you would like to add on while making this chaat.

So today’s recipe is what I made as per my taste and choices. I got the inspiration for this recipe from one of my favorite chaat wale bhaiya in Delhi (Kamlanagar). He used to make amazing chaat items.

On my visit to his place, I used to have three chaat items from his place and those were papdi chaat, dahi papdi chaat, and pani poori. And of course, that sukhi papdi was something that I never missed out on.

I know you too can relate to yourself because that sukhi papdi is something I guess most of the girls ask from panipuri or chaat wale bhaiya.

In today’s recipe, there is one ingredient that I love adding more and more, yes that is chilled, slightly sweetened curd. My mouth is watering while I am writing this and I am sure yours’ too. Tell me if I am wrong 🙂

By the way let me tell you that this papdi chaat is made from scratch and if you are curious to know how I made these Papdi’s at home then do check out the post about making the best papdi at home. And guess what? I made these papdi with wheat flour. Interesting right?

In case you are planning to make chaat at home then you might want to take a look at the posts for Green chutney, red chutney, and tamarind chutney.

Papdi Chaat Recipe

Why You Should Make this Recipe:

I think there is no reason not to make this recipe, and I doubt somebody not liking this recipe. 🙂

If you are a chaat lover

If you miss those of your favorite chaat from your favorite places like me.

Easy to make and assemble

Highly customizable

Great recipe for your guest

Looking for Some More Recipes like this?

Here are some more recipes, I think you would want to try at home,

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Dahi Papdi Chaat Recipe

Basic Ingredients Used to make Papdi Chaat Recipe:

Papdi: Papdi is easily available in all Indian grocery stores, and you can go for it, in case you don’t have much time.
But I would always advise making Papdi at home using my easy recipe. Papdi can be made in advance and stored for weeks in an airtight container.

Curd: Top the chaat with sweetened curd. The taste of the fresh curd is greatly enhanced by whisking it with some sugar. Do not miss this step. Ensure that the curd is not too tangy.

Boiled Potatoes & white Chickpeas: I have topped these papdi with some boiled and slightly crushed or mashed potatoes.
You can cook the chickpeas and potatoes, 2-3 days in advance and refrigerate them until ready to use. These are some basic steps, which if you plan ahead you can easily make chaat for yourself and for the family. You can skip chickpeas if you want to.

Chutneys: Usually this chaat uses two chutneys, one is tamarind chutney (sweet chutney) and the other one is coriander and mint chutney (green chutney), but in case you want a little spicy chaat just like me, then you can add red chutney also.

I would advise making this chutney in advance, so then you can use it whenever you want.

Coriander mint chutney can be stored for a week and sweet tamarind chutney stays for three to four weeks.

You can even buy this chutney as they are easily available, but again it tastes best when they are homemade.

Others: You will also need black salt, salt, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, onions, and chaat masala powder.

papdi chaat recipe

Papdi Chaat Recipe

Papdi Chaat Recipe is a mouth-watering North Indian street chaat recipe. It can be found easily on roadside food carts all over India. It is very delicious to eat and is considered a great alternative to a meal by many.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: papdi chaat recipe, papri chaat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 611kcal
Author: Puja


  • 20-25 nos Flat crisp papdis crisp fried dough wafers
  • 1 1/2 cup Curd/yoghurt chilled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Potatoes boiled and chopped
  • 2 cups Chickpeas boiled
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 cup Mint and coriander chutney
  • 1 cup Tamarind dates chutney
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 1 tbsp Cumin powder powder
  • 2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1-2 tsp Black salt
  • 1 cup Sev


  • Soak the chickpeas in enough water overnight ,pressure cook the chickpeas with water and salt till it is fully cooked.
  • Drain the excess water and keep it aside.
  • Boil the potatoes, chop or mash it slightly.Set aside.
  • Keep the chutney ready.
  • Whisk curd and sugar smoothly and set aside.
  • Arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate.
    papdi chaat1
  • Top it up with chopped or slightly mashed boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas.
  • Top these with cold sweetrned curd as much as you like to.
    papdi chaat2
  • Top it up with the green chutney and red chutney (as much as you want to).
  • Now top it again with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
  • Add chopped onion to it.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and black salt.
  • Sprinkle sev on top.
  • Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Papdi Chaat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 2602mg113%
Potassium 3197mg91%
Carbohydrates 103g34%
Fiber 33g138%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 21060IU421%
Vitamin C 185mg224%
Calcium 769mg77%
Iron 27mg150%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dahi Papdi Chaat Recipe:

Can we make use of unsweetened curd to make papdi chaat?

Of course, you can, but I would advise using sweetened curd for this recipe as that is the real essence of this recipe.

Can we use store-bought papdis for this recipe?

Yes, you can. But to get the best result, I would recommend you use homemade papdi, for which I have shared the recipe before. And in case you are short of time, then you can go for the store-bought papdis.

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