Chaat is at once sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, and savory and spicy. Easy make and a crave-able snack on all levels.

Tantalizing Snack

Like Americans, Indians love to snack. Chaat is a top favorite for its varied textures, flavors, and ingredients. The city of Mumbai is especially well known for its street snacks. Your chaat recipe can include almost anything: roasted vegetables, puffed rice, chickpeas, leftover samosas broken into pieces, leftover idlis, fried potato cubes, pakoras, and in this case, even Goldfish crackers.

Goldfish Chaat Recipe

The inspiration for this recipe was from Priya Lakshminarayan’s blog Cookilicious. Priya grew up in Mumbai and now lives in the United States, so she is master of straddling these two cultures in a healthy way.

All at once, soft and crunchy, sweet and spicy, savory, and tart, this Goldfish chaat will hit all your munchy high notes. Feel free to substitute your own favorite ingredients. You can certainly make your own chutneys, but using store-bought chutneys works too. I rarely have more than one homemade chutney on hand at a time.

Happy cooking!

~ Alonna

Oh, and by the way—This recipe is one of the top 20 dishes that are Indian favorites. Take a look!

See the Notes below before you cook.

Chaat Recipe with Goldfish - Indian street dish with sev, veggies and goldfish crackers.

Chaat Recipe with Goldfish

Chaat is at once sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, and savory and spicy. Easy make and a crave-able snack on all levels.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Indian-ish
Keyword: Appetizer, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, No cooking, No onion, no garlic, Quick, Snack, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 138kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup red onion ~ Chopped, optional
  • 1/2 cup tomato ~ Deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup green mango ~ Chopped, or a tart green apple, e.g. granny smith
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves ~ Chopped
  • 1 small green chili ~ Finely minced, more or less to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon black salt ~ Or 1/2 teaspoon coarse, sea or table salt
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala ~ Or 1 to 2 more tsp of lemon or lime juice; buy or make
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons roasted or plain corn
  • 2 cups cheese crackers ~ See first Notes below with other ideas
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice ~ More if not using chaat masala
  • 1/2 cup sev ~ Dried chickpea flour noodles; substitute finely chopped cucumber

Optional Toppings

  • green chutney mixed 50/50 with yogurt ~ Drizzle, make chutney or buy
  • tamarind & date chutney ~ Drizzle

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients.
    Chaat Recipe with Goldfish ingredients gathered.
  • In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients except the crackers, and the sev. Taste for seasonings and just before serving, add the crackers, puffed rice, or popcorn.
    Goldfish Chaat Ingredients - Cracker and pocorn ideas.
  • Garnish the finished chaat with drizzles of chutney.
    Chaat Recipe with Goldfish - Indian street dish with sev, veggies and goldfish crackers.

Notes

  • Instead of goldfish crackers, you can substitute puffed rice, cheesy popcorn, bhel mix, or even your favorite cheese crackers. Priya calls for Parle cheeselings, so certainly use them if you can find them.
  • If using a granny smith apple instead of the green mango, rub the juice of half the lemon over the apple pieces to prevent browning.
  • If you are not a big fan of raw onions, place the chopped onions in a small bowl and cover with cider vinegar and marinate for at least 15 minutes or more. Alternatively, you could use scallions instead.
  • This is not a dish that you can make and leave out for hours. The crackers and sev will go soggy if not eaten pretty quickly.
  • Chaat recipe with goldfish is one of the Top 20 Dishes in India, enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1091mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9253IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 5mg
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