Papri chaat, paapri chaat or papdi chaat is a popular traditional north Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani fast food and street food. Many various additional dishes throughout India are also referred to as papri chaat. Some restaurants in the United States serve the traditional version of the dish.
Papri chaat is traditionally prepared using crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled chick peas, boiled potatoes, yogurt and tamarind chutney and topped with chaat masala and sev. The papri are typically prepared with refined white flour and ghee or oil. Mint, cilantro and spices may also be used. The dish has sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors and a creamy and crunchy texture.
Papri chaat is often purveyed and consumed at mobile food stalls in India. In India, it is more popular in the northern region of the country compared to other areas.
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