“Chaat is snacks sold on streets in India. They are delectable enough to risk overlooking glaring food safety concerns.” These Chaat Tots capture the key elements chaat - spicy, crispy, saucy and loaded with toppings. Perfect for entertaining or just a comfy bowl for yourself - you'll want to make this flavorful recipe. The tots are tossed in our Mirch Masala, topped in a Green Chutney yogurt sauce and then layered with a tamarind sauce made with our Medium Harissa and a few simple ingredients.
Recipe and photo by Chef Rasul Welch
Get a bag of tater tots. I could give you a recipe for homemade and they would be good but they would not be better than a bag of tater tots.
Chaat is all about the sauces. You can’t have too much sauces.
Chaat is also about the toppings. Go to your local Indian store and explore the snack aisle. Every single bag contains something insanely delicious and most of it will be excellent on this! I suggest getting Sev (fried chickpea noodles) and Chana Jor Garam (smashed and roasted black chickpeas)
1 cup Greek yogurt
Juice from two limes
1 tsp Green Chutney
1 tbsp tamarind concentrate
2 tbsp Medium Harissa
1/2 cup maple syrup
Fry your tots. This isn’t the time to be coy. If you must, use an air fryer. But I say eff it. You only live once. Toss them with salt and a little Mirch Masala. Or, if you like things that taste good, salt and a lot of Mirch masala.
Layer yogurt sauce and tots and top with tamarind sauce and that other stuff we talked about before.