• January 28, 2022

Banaras Tamatar Ki Chaat

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Learn how to make Banaras Tamatar Ki Chaat Recipe by Manjula

Banaras Tamatar ki Chaat

Tamatar ki Chaat is a popular street chaat from Banaras. This vegan and gluten free tomato chaat is a unique dish that bursts with flavor. It is made with a delectable combination of tomatoes, potatoes, nuts, spices and drizzled with a spicy sugar syrup. I ate this chaat almost a decade ago while visiting Banaras and can remember the unique flavor till today! The unforgettable flavors of this chaat made me want to see if I could recreate it! After several tries, I feel like I came pretty close to making this dish how I remember it. I served it at a recent lunch with friends and was overwhelmed at the positive response. My friends raved about this chaat and insisted I do the video recipe for it as soon as possible. Make sure to try. Tamatar ki Chaat and tell me what you think!

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Chaat
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

Circulon Acclaim Hard Anodized Nonstick Stir Fry Wok Pan, 12 Inch, Black
Banaras Tamatar Ki Chaat
Banaras Tamatar Ki Chaat
Rani Garam Masala Indian 11-Spice Blend

Ingredients  

  • 3 cup tomatoes chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup potatoes boiled and roughly mashed
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp cashew crushed
  • 1 Tbsp ginger chopped adrak
  • 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder kaali mirch
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Spicy Sugar syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black salt

For Garnishing

  • ¼ cup boondi

Instructions 

Spicy Syrup

  • In a saucepan boil all the syrup ingredients water, sugar, salt, black salt, chili powder, lemon juice and cumin powder over medium heat. Mix well and boil for about 5 minutes or until syrup is sticky. Set aside, (we will use this later for garnishing)

For making tamatar ki chaat

  • In a frying pan heat the oil over low medium heat. Add cashew powder, ginger, green chili, and red chili powder stir fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Next add tomato, salt, black salt, black pepper, cumin powder and stir for 2 minutes, add ½ cup of water and bring it to boil, boil over medium heat about for 3 minutes or until tomatoes soften slightly.
  • Now add potato mix gently cover the pan and let it cook for about 3 minutes until tomatoes are soft but not mushy, and oil starts to separate. Notes: Make sure do not mash tomatoes and potatoes completely, as we need to enjoy the bite of tomatoes and potatoes.
  • Add cilantro garam masala, lemon juice and sugar. mix well.
  • Tomato chaat is ready. Banarsi tamatar chaat tastes the best when sweetness and tanginess is well balanced. Taste and adjust salt sugar and lemon juice. Very aromatic
  • For servingtamatar chaat: in an individual serving bowl take about ¼ cup of tamatar ki chaat, top with about 2 tablespoons of syrup and boondi. Chaat without chutney, I am using spicy syrup instead of chutney.

Notes

  • Make sure do not mash tomatoes and potatoes completely, as we need to enjoy the bite of tomato and potatoes
  • Banaras tamatar chaat tastes the best when sweetness and tanginess is well balanced.

If you enjoy spicy snacks, you should also try sweet potato chaat,

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