Chaat is very popular street dish all over India. This complicated but ultimate dish is served in many versions. No matter which version you try they all are mouthwatering and very satisfactory. It is always a hit among my own children who otherwise prefer American foods but always look forward to my chaat. This dish is surprisingly also becoming a party hit among my friends of all cultures. So, either you call it simply a chaat dish or a modified version of Raj Kachori chaat, it will always be a hit. Specially if you are going to have some friends and or family members spending the thanksgiving long weekend with you. All the items can be bought or prepared in advance and can be put together for next day dinner very quickly if you don’t want to serve leftovers from Thanksgiving again next day or just want to just take a break from heavy thanksgiving menu.
This delicious recipe makes a great MyPlate full filling meal with about 1 oz whole grain, ½ cup vegetables and 2 oz equivalent of protein intake for a 2000 Cal diet. It is a great balance of whole grain carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber but gets a Red Dot health rating on NutriPledge Health Coach app due to being more than 550 kcal per serving and high in fat. However, it is full of health promoting benefits. This recipe is excellent source of dietary fiber with low glycemic index of 51.5 and glycemic load 2.01 along with manganese. This nutrient combo will have a slow rising effect on blood glucose levels. It is also a good source of iron and potassium. So, this great recipe can fit into your healthy meal plan as long you can balance your daily caloric and fat needs through other meals during the day.
Find below my dietitians modified version recipe. It looks complicated but easy to assemble once you have all the ingredients ready and you and your guests will literally be licking their fingers, which is exactly what chaat means in Hindi: licking!
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