Cornflakes Chaat

It is really tough for every mother to meet the dietary requirements of highly active & energetic teens today, because she needs to serve them 4 meals a day that satiate their hunger, nourish them adequately, and importantly, please their palate. Since it is almost near to impossible to prepare healthy hearty delicious meals four times a day, it is a good idea to prepare a dish that can be reused for the next meal and most importantly it is liked by them. Here I have prepared ragda and served delicious cornflakes chaat as an evening snack, and the same ragda can be served with chappathi or poori for dinner.

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Ragda for chaat and also for puri

Similarly the dough used for making banana bread for breakfast can also be used to make banana cupcakes in the evening, and the batter used for making pesarat in the morning can be used for making paniyaram in the evening. Furthermore, we can use sambar prepared for lunch as an accompaniment for idli or dosa & mor-kulambu for adai in the night.

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How one dish can be used for two meals

Indian Chaat

Chaat is the most popular street food enjoyed by the people of all ages, and hence we can easily find small eateries or fast food joints in every nook & corner. It is a savory snack typically made by mixing a long list of ingredients of varied texture & flavor like pav (bread), puri (deep-fried bread), patties, ragda (curry), spice powders, chutney (sauce), sev (crunchy noodles), fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc.

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Cornflakes chaat

Since chaat recipe requires a comprehensive list of ingredients, people generally prefer to pay a visit to such eatery rather than making it at home. Nevertheless, I like to prepare chaat at home for 2 reasons: 1) I can make delicious & nutritious chaat by cutting down unnecessary carbs, fats & sugar or replacing them with wholesome ingredients; 2) I can re-use the same curry (ragda) for my next meal also.

Cornflakes Chaat:

Here I have prepared nutritious cornflakes chaat using yellow peas curry, tamarind-dates chutney & mint chutney, replacing deep-fried puri with cornflakes, and garnishing with home-made sev, pomegranate arils, finely chopped apple, onion & coriander leaves. First let us look into the recipe for yellow peas ragda.

Yellow peas ragda recipe:

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Ingredients:

Cooked yellow peas1 cup
Pureed yellow peas1/4 cup
Onion 1
Tomatoes3
Garlic3 pods
Ginger1″
Red chilli powder2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds powder1/4 tsp
Kitchen King masala1/2 tsp
Pav-bhaji masala1/2 tsp
Oil1 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
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Ragda ingredients

How to prepare ragda:

  • Chop the onion, tomatoes, ginger & garlic roughly.
  • Microwave them for 5 minutes after sprinkling some water.
  • Blitz them until smooth.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan with oil on low flame.
  • Add cumin seeds followed by red chilli powder, turmeric powder & cumin seeds powder.
  • Saute for few seconds.
  • Pour onion tomato mixture followed by pureed peas and stir in to combine.
  • Now add cooked peas & pour required water in to the pan and bring it to a boil in high flame.
  • Add salt & spice powders and mix well.
  • Leave the curry simmering until plating.
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Ragda recipe

Tweaks:

  • We can use any other legume namely black eyed peas (karamani), rajma beans, lima beans (mochai), green peas, butter beans, etc. in place of yellow peas.
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Legumes used for making ragda
  • I have prepared ragda using chickpeas (channa) and served with pav bread as below. It can also be served with toasted bread as bread-channa for breakfast.
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Pav bread served with chickpeas ragda
  • We can also replace yellow peas with mixed vegetables and pureed yellow peas with mashed potato.
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Substitutes for yellow peas & pureed peas
  • Here I have not added chaat masala into this ragda (but I sprinkled some chaat masala while garnishing the chaat) as I wanted to use this for my dinner also.

Cornflakes Chaat Recipe

Now let us assemble all the ingredients below and serve delicious cornflakes chaat.

Ingredients:

Hot ragda
Corn flakes
Sev (oma podi)
Dates-tamarind chutney
Mint chutney
Chaat masala
Finely chopped apple, onion, & coriander leaves
Pomegranate arils
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Cornflakes chaat ingredients

How to serve corn flakes chaat:

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How to serve corn flakes chaat

Variations:

I prefer to add sweet & sour flavors, crunchy texture and vibrant colors in here, so I like to choose the ingredients accordingly. We can also garnish this chaat with a number of ingredients namely grated carrot, diced cucumber, chopped tomato, grated raw mango, diced mango fruit, finely chopped guava (koyya pazham), puffed rice (pori), rice flakes (poha or aval), roasted almonds, fried peanuts (or masala peanuts), boiled green peas, etc.

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  1. I am thinking about masala. There are so many different kinds of masala. I can find some at stores, but I am not sure which one should be the right one~ ^^
    This dish is nice! I feel that it could go with rice as well ~ ^^

    1. Yes, I do agree that it is difficult to identify the right masala when the specific brand of masala is not available.
      This curry goes well with naan bread, flatbread or any kind of breads, but if you like to pair it with rice, you can use your regular curry powder itself.
      It is so nice to find you showing interests to try my recipes. πŸ™‚ Thanks a million, Lady Oscar!

      1. Thank you! I do find naan bread here! So I will use bread to go with the Chaat dish!
        Your recipes are full of compassion and loving kindness. I feel your sincere thoughts and heart while you sharing them~
        Thank you, Megala!

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