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Maria’s Recipes: Indian Style Nachos

Indian-style Nacho’s (Papdi Chaat)

Serves 2


*Chickpeas x 1 tin (about 400gm drained and rinsed)

*Mini Plain Pappadums x 1 pack (175gm),

these are ready to eat like chips. I used Patak’s (available where you find pappadums). Alternatively prepare 24 larger pappadums according to packet directions.

*Ghee (clarified butter) x 4 tablespoon’s

*Ground Cumin x 1/2 teaspoon

*Garlic x 1 clove (minced)

*Soy Sauce x 1 tablespoon

*Apricot jam x 3 tablespoons (warmed in microwave in a mug for a few seconds, then stir)

*Plain yoghurt x 4 tablespoons (mixed with a pinch of salt)

*1/4 cup water

*Fresh coriander, chopped quantity x 1/4 cup and a little extra to garnish.


-Heat half the ghee, add chickpeas and fry 3-4 minutes.

-Add soy sauce, wait until it sizzles, add garlic and cumin, stir and fry for 1-2 minutes.

-Add remaining ghee, stir and fry another 2 minutes.

-Add water, stir and fry another 3 minutes.

-Assemble Papdi Chaat by evenly distributing mini pappadums on two plates.

-Put chickpeas on top of pappadums.

-With a teaspoon, “dot” yoghurt all over chickpeas, then using another spoon, “dot” apricot jam directly on top of yoghurt.

-Sprinkle both plates with a little chopped fresh coriander and serve immediately.