Appetizer

Meethi Puri

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Meethi puri or dahi puri is a famous Pakistani street snack. Sold on street carts of almost every famous neighborhood, this snack is a flavor bomb. Depending on which part of the town you are this appetizer has a slightly different flavor depending on the chutneys used to make the final plate.  The part of the town I belong to, this snack had a spicy green chutney, a tangy tamarind date chutney, a sweet n spicy red chutney and finally topped with sweet yogurt to bring tie everything together. I have very fond memories related to this particular snack from when i was a young girl. A young man in his early 20’s would push his street cart for miles on every tuesday and would land in our neighborhood around 7:30 8:00 pm after serving his regular clients at his regular spot. Right when he entered our street he would alert the patron with a bell that was attached under to a rope under his cart by pulling it.  I remember being around 8 or 9 years old running with a plate from our home to the main gate of our residence just to wait in a line to get me a delicious plate of meethi puri with the money I had saved from my daily lunch money for days. Even though years have gone by but the memory is still fresh in my mind like it was yesterday! 

Today I am sharing a recipe with you that’s very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy this meethi puri recipe just as much as we do at our home. It’s perfect on a rainy day with a piping hot cup of chai. The delicious chutneys are perfect to use for dipping your favorite savory snacks like pakoras, samosa and egg rolls. 

The spicy green chutney recipe is as follow: https://flavoredbyfatima.com/recipe/green-chutney

The sweet n spicy red chutney recipe is as follow: https://flavoredbyfatima.com/recipe/sweet-n-spicy-red-chutney 

The tangy tamarind and date chutney recipe is as follow: https://flavoredbyfatima.com/recipe/imli-tamarind-chutney 

I am going to attach a link below for a quick tutorial from my igtv: 

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CE4hcIMh31A/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

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Details

Servings

2 people

Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Meethi Puri

Recipe by Fatima Maniya SoortyCourse: Sides
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total Time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 count Pani puri shells (store bought)

  • cup Chick peas (canned, low sodium)

  • large Potatoe (peeled and cubed)

  • tbsp Orange lentils (masoor daal)

  • 14 tsp Baking soda

  • 12 tsp Salt

  • tbsp Roasted cumin and coriander powder

  • tsp Crushed red chili

  • tbsp Chaat masala

  • 12 cup Yogurt

  • tbsp sugar

  • 14 cup Store bought Sev (optional)

  • 14 cup Green Chutney (recipe link in description)

  • 14 cup Tamarind and date chutney (recipe link in description)

  • 14 cup Spicy n sweet red chutney (recipe link in description)

Directions

  • Boil 1 cup canned chickpeas (low sodium prefrable), potato cubes, 1 tbsp orange lentils with salt and baking soda until potatoes are soft.
  • Strain the chickpeas and potatoes and set aside.
  • Mix the crushed red pepper and roasted cumin and coriander powder and make a spice blend, set aside. This is the homemade chaat spice blend.
  • Whisk the yogurt and sugar until combined, add 1 or 2 tbsp of water to thin it out if its too thick. Set aside!
  • Crack the store bough pani puri shells and fill with the chickpeas and potato cubes.
  • Drizzle the green chutney in each shell according to taste, then the tamarind date chutney, then the sweet yogurt, then the spicy n sweet red chutney. Now sprinkle some store bought sev, drizzle more chutneys of choice if you prefer. Sprinkle with homemade chaat spice blend and chaat masala.
  • Eat immediately, Enjoy!!

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