Lay the Papdis on a nice tray (ours were store-bought so no need to make them from scratch). Add Chickpeas Masala and chopped red onions.
Add green and tamarind chutney, sev, and cilantro.
Smile for the camera - you've just made your first Chat Papdi!
And there's another variation (with the same toppings) but with potato pancakes!
I loved how the different spices and textures danced happily in my mouth. Cilantro gave it an extra kick!
It's like Indian "nachos".
On Day 3 (just this morning), we cooked Puri, a staple Indian breakfast food item, similar to Naan, but smaller and a little thinner. I had the most fun with this and I think hubby liked this the best.
It started as a sort of bread dough made of whole wheat flour so I just had to roll it into golf-ball-size portions. Then we flattened each ball using this cool kitchen gadget (it's like a panini/waffle maker).
Then they were deep fried in vegetable oil until they got puffy... We served with potatoes (with mustard seed gravy), scrambled eggs, and fresh fruits. Yummy!
I have yet to get the full recipes of these dishes, but I think they can be easily googled. It's just really interesting and fun to actually do them in an Indian household as I felt it's the most authentic experience!