Tomato slice chaat.

tomato chaat

Among the popular Delhi chaats and Mumbai wala chaats, the chaats from the south get sidelined. In fact, there are some innovative chaat styles that evolved in metros like Bengaluru, say for example the pineapple chaat. These chaats are fun snack eats during the crazy busy life in the city. Between Man, money, time and life in the metropolitan, chaats remain are a convincing quick meal, with fun younger tantalising elements.

Tomato slice chaat

In spring-summer, there are times when the tomato crop goes berserk. The resultant overload of tomatoes in the market makes the prices competently low. I distinctly remember this was the time street vendors started up the tomato slice chaat (corrected if I am wrong). The quick and easy style of the tomato chaat, the spicy crunchy toppings, the soothing cool salad like the feel of the fresh tomatoes together popularised this chaat.

Ingredients for tomato chaat

This perhaps the easiest of chaats to assemble being fresh ingredients, the tomatoes are perfect to be served as canapes as well.

Tomatoes: Pick up firm tomatoes that will hold shape. They should have enough girth to carry the toppings. Slice them about 3mm thick. 

Carrot: there are hardly any chaats of Bengaluru origin that you will see without carrots. The sweet grated carrots add freshness to the chaat and lightness to the bite.

Onion not a lot but the distinct flavour with chaat masala is all thanks to the onion.

Coriander leaves: oohh!! now we are talking proper chaats. Most chaats have a generous amount of this herb. If you are not a fan, it is ok to avoid it too.

Puffed rice:  Murmura or puffed rice add the light salty crunch to the chaat. Murmura works well with chocolate too- try this.

Congress kadelekai: this is a unique element that is added to Bengaluru chaats. Congress kadelekaki is deep-fried peanuts with a fiery spicy coating. Tastes amazing on its own and on chaats.

Sev: the chickpea flour deep-fried as thin noodles tops most chaats irrespective of the region. This adds the perfect crunch balance.

The Chutneys:  the chutneys add flavour balance, spice and the classic chaat feel to the otherwise basic tomato slices. Sweet tamarind chutney is my preference whereas the spicy green chutney is mine for my husband. The combination of the two makes the best chaats too.

Chaat masala: The chaat masala powders a fabulous combination of spices. The total umami feel of the mix is the base of all street eat chaats. It is honestly finger-licking good on any sweet and savoury elements, even the banana chaat.

tomato slice chaat

Serving this tomato chaat.

With all this readied, you just need a quick few minutes to get it together on the plate. The tomato slice chaat cannot be made ahead or assembled ahead. You can keep the ingredients ready and put them together at the last minute. If mixed earlier the crunchy bits go soggy from absorbing the juices and chutneys, leaving a mushy feel.
Hope you enjoy this Street style Bengaluru special tomato slice chaat. Let us know your thoughts and changes that you will make to the recipe in the comments.

Tomato slice chaat

mildlyindian
Easy to assemble , tomato slice chaat.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 large carrots
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 2 tbsp green chutney
  • 1/2 cup sev
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts congress kadalekayi tastes better. I didnt not have any so used regular roasted peanuts.
  • 1 cup murmura ( puffed rice)
  • chaat masala

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the onions and corinader leaves and to a mixing bowl
  • Grate the carrot and add to the mixing bowl.
  • Squeeze the lime and mix the salad well. Set aside till needed.
  • Slice the tomatoes about 3mm thick and arrange them on a plate in a single thickness.
  • Sprinkle a bit of chaat masala on the tomato slices.
  • Spoon the salad mix on top of each slice.
  • Top it with the chutneys.
  • Sprinkle the sev, the congress kadalekai and the murmura
  • Sprinkle more corinader leaves if you like.
  • The Tomato chaat is ready to serve.
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Bless my food by Payal
2 months ago

My family loves bhel puri and I usually make it at home. Your recipe is close to regular bhel but with interesting twists. Loaded with tomatoes, this is worth trying recipe for sure.

Lata Lala
2 months ago
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I am drooling as I read your tomato slice chaat recipe ingredients. Tasty, tangy and full of flavours this chat is certainly unique.
Though I have never tasted it I could imagine the burst of flavours from the chat with spicy peanuts, onions, puffed rice, carrots, sev and tomatoes.

Vandana
Vandana
2 months ago
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Such a unique and mouth watering recipe. I had never heard of this chaat before. Being a chaat lover I will.definitely try it.

amrita
amrita
2 months ago
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Quick and easy to prepare chaat…if someone is suddenly craving for chaat, I believe this is the best recipe to satiate the craving…

Poonam bachhav
2 months ago
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Tomato slice chaat with curry leaves, congress kadelikai and larger chunks of tomatoes sounds refreshing and with the chaat chutneys going in, I am sure it is lip smacking chaat.

Hayley Dhanecha
Hayley Dhanecha
2 months ago

Love love Chaat! Never had tomato chaat and I badly want this chaat right now ! Such a sweet and simple recipe

Pavani
2 months ago
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Love this easy to make and delicious tomato chaat. Perfect to make with the fresh summer tomatoes – thanks for the detailed recipe.

Sapana Behl
Sapana Behl
2 months ago
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My favorite way to consume tomatoes. This chat is so refreshing, spicy, juicy and delicious that one can not stop eating. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
Sandhya Ramakrishnan
1 month ago
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I am drooling just by reading through the ingredients of this chaat. Our fresh tomatoes are almost ready to harvest and I am looking forward to making this with them.

Sasmita Sahoo
23 days ago
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I often make this chaat. Super simple to assemble and then enjoy !
Super tangy and full of flavours this tomato chat is. Your pic is tempting me to make it soon this week 😉

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