Sunday 2 October 2016

Dahi Aloo Chaat

Navratri is on Full mode, And today is the Third day of Navratri, On Day 3 of Navratri, Maa Chandraghanta is Worshipped. She is the bestower of peace and serenity. She showers Supreme bliss and knowledge on her devotees.
She is the third form of ‘Maa Durga' whom we worship throughout the nine days of Navratri. Maa Chandraghanta carries an aural serenity.

Maa Chandraghanta got her name so because she has a ‘Chandra' – a moon on her forehead which appears as a ‘ghanta' – a bell. The sound of the bell wards off evil spirits from her devotees.
The color for the third day of Navratra is white. One should prefer wearing white color on this day.

Well, I am missing  Navratri days when I was in Ahmedabad, As it is my hometown, That sparkle of life in these days in the city....Ahhh missing them a lot....On this Festival People perform the Garba folk dance around the statue of Goddess Shakti. Garba is carried out till late midnight. The dancers usually make use of dandiya, i.e. long wooden sticks, to play Garba. During this nine day long festivity, the Ahmedabad city is beautifully decorated with colorful lights. The maiden day witnesses the growing of seeds and the farmers closely watch them sprouting.

On the eighth and ninth day of the Navratri festivity, people offer prayers to Goddess Durga, Vijayashtami and Mahanavami. To invoke the blessings of Goddess, people cite texts like The Devi Mahatmya. The main dance performances that take place during the festive occasion of Navratri consist of the Rasa and Garba dances, in which people of age groups participate with full enthusiasm. The next day after Navratri festival is Dussehra that is observed to celebrate the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. This is how the Navratri festival is celebrated in Ahmedabad, India. 

Me and my brother, We had a big Toli when I was not married, We used to go to play Garba at his University Campus, Well, The Garba of CEPT University is quite Famous in city...There's a one particular Step of Garba where all the students da

nce on that step only...And I still dont know how they perform these much perfectly....Like everyone is perfect on that step, Including my brother too...He is a quite tall guy, and I can easily find him in that big crowd...When he starts to play that step, All time I got goosebumps that OMG, Beautiful it is...Seriously missing that days....I really need to call Vivi (My twin brother) today to recall all these memory. When we are off from Garba, We used to go SG highway, to have some Food stuff, where you will find all kind of food which you can have during these Navratri fasting days. We used to have some Chaat or some other instant farali dhokla at food point. So We #Foodiemonday team has decided to post some Chaat recipe on our Bloghop Event, As suddenly Himanshu told me that we are going to Fast for next 9 days of Navratri...And I am all set with this....And made some Farali Aloo Dahi chaat and trust me you can never say No to this Chaat. So you all check out the recipe of this Chaat and Enjoyyy Garba :)


   4 Potatoes, Boiled and mashed
   50 gm Buckwheat Flour/Kuttu ka Aata
   1/2 tsp Sendha Namak (Rock Salt)
   1 tsp Black pepper
   1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
   21/2 Cup Curd
   Oil/ Ghee to fry Aloo vada
   1 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped,
   1/2 Tbsp Mint leaves, chopped


1. Boil the Potatoes, Cool them and peel and mash them.

2. Take mashed Potatoes in Bowl and add Buckwheat flour, plain salt, black pepper, and Cumin Powder then knead them together.

3. Beat the curd. Add plain salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper and mix.

4. Heat a Deep pan with Oil or ghee, Take some of the dough and make a round ball. Place the ball on the wet cloth and flatten by using water then put it in the pan. Make 4-5 Vadas at one time and put in the pan. Turn Vadas from one side to another and fry till they turn brown.

5. Take out the Vadas from the pan, and Put them on absorbent paper to remove access Oil from the Vada.

6. You can dip these Vadas in to the beaten Curd, or you can simply Pour the Curd on the Vadas and sprinkle some Red chili powder, Cumin Powder and garnish with Keep the fruity Vadas on bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



  1. This looks so so tempting dear

  2. Such a simple yet inviting recipe..looks yumm

  3. Lovely recipe... I already bookemarked it. Thx for share.

  4. Looks yum and lovely photography !!!
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  5. Yummy, love this chaat... make it often for Ekadashi. We call it tikki chaat.

  6. Super tempting post. Loved it. Perfect for Navratri.

  7. Looks so yummmm. College days were the best!

  8. Super tempting Waagmi! Loved it!

  9. Chaat looks So Tempting !! Fab share dear.

  10. delicious chaat.. and perfect presentation as usual.. :)