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Baked Spicy Bajra Papdi & Peanut Chaat by Chef Varun Mishra

Baked Spicy Bajra Papdi & Peanut Chaat by Chef Varun Mishra

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Ingredients for Bajra Papdi

  • 2 cups bajra flour
  • 1 tsp ajwain seeds
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Water to bind the flour


  • Preheat the oven at 150 deg C.
  • Take bajra flour in a big mixing bowl. Add ajwain seeds, red chilli powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add oil and rub it in the flour.
  • Gradually add warm water and knead the dough very well.Divide the dough into eight balls. Using two plastic sheets roll out each ball into a disc.
  • Using a jar lid or a cookie cutter cut out rounds.
  • Prick these with a fork.
  • Make balls of the left over dough from the rounds and roll and cut like done before.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 12 – 15 minutes or till golden and crisp. Do check in between and rotate the tray once.
Ingredients for Chaat

  • 1 cup Boiled Peanuts (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Small piece of finely chopped Cucumber.
  • 10 gm - Finely chopped Onion
  • Finely chopped Green Chillies (as per taste)
  • Some finely chopped Bell Peppers
  • 1 medium sized finely chopped Tomato
  • 15 gm - Finely chopped Cabbage
  • 15 gm - Purple Cabbage.(optional)
  • 30 gm - Pomegranate Seeds
  • 5gm - Chaat Masala
  • 2 tsp - Red Chilli Powder (as per taste)
  • 2 tsp - Dhaniya Pudina Chutney
  • 2 tbp - Imli Chutney
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • Nylon Sev to sprinkle (optional)
Method & assembling of Chaat

  • In a pressure cooker add 1 cup Peanuts (soaked in water for 1 hour).
  • Add some water and salt to taste and pressure cook up to 2 whistles on medium flame.
  • Once cooled, take it in a mixing bowl.
  • Add a small piece of finely chopped Cucumber.
  • Add 1 spoon finely chopped Onion.
  • Add finely chopped Green Chillies (as per taste).
  • Add some finely chopped Bell Peppers.
  • Add 1 medium sized finely chopped Tomato.
  • Add some finely chopped White Cabbage.
  • Add some finely chopped Purple Cabbage (Add vegetables as per your choice).
  • Add some Pomegranate Seeds.
  • Add some finely chopped Coriander.
  • Add few roughly chopped Mint Leaves.
  • Add 1 tsp Chaat Masala.
  • Add Red Chilli Powder (as per taste).
  • Add 2 spoon Dhaniya Pudina Chutney.
  • Add 2 spoon Imli Chutney.
  • Add 1 Lemon Juice.
  • Add Salt as per taste & mix everything well.
  • Add Sev (optional) & again mix it.

Take it on a serving plate and top bajra papdi’s with some boiled peanut chaat, sev and mint leave. So here’s your Healthy, Tasty bajra papdi & boiled peanut chaat ready!

Nutritional Fact

Portion Size: 30 gm
Fat: 1.5 gm
Iron: 2.4 gm
Protein: 3.48 gm
Energy: 108 Kcals

Chef Varun Mishra 

Culinary Educator/Assistant Professor
Chandigarh College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Landran, Mohali, PUNJAB
Contact:7087973396 |