Avocado Chaat

// Transform your meal with our Avocado Chaat recipe! Discover a fusion of textures and tastes that will leave your taste buds craving for more.



Avocado Chaat is a satisfying fusion of creamy avocados with chickpeas, vibrant veggies, fruits, and Indian street food flavors. This classic chaat offers a delightful blend of diverse textures, flavors, and tastes, making it a perfect appetizer for any occasion.

Made with a handful of basic yet flavorful ingredients, this chaat requires only 10 minutes of your time.

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It is a scrumptious and unique chaat recipe that merges the buttery goodness of avocados with traditional chaat ingredients, resulting in a healthy and appetizing snack suitable for any occasion.

This easy-to-make chaat dish makes it a standout addition to your snack collection.

About Avocado Chaat

This delectable Avocado Chaat is a vibrant dish that blends the creamy richness of avocados with the zing of fresh ingredients. It elevates the traditional chaat experience by adding a creamy luscious dimension to the classic street food.

It is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.

This easy and straightforward chaat recipe strikes a balance between the rich, velvety avocados and the bold, tangy flavors of chutneys, creating a mouthwatering medley that’s both indulgent and refreshing.

With each spoonful of this avocado chaat, there is an exquisite medley of colors, textures, and flavors.

Imagine a mouthful of ingredients like luscious avocado chunks mingling with chickpeas, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, diced kiwis, boiled potatoes, and a burst of sweetness from grapes, and the subtle heat of green chilies.

And the magic happens when this beautiful mix is generously drizzled with a blend of tangy Chaat Dahi, sweet tamarind chutney, and zesty green mint coriander chutney. 

But that’s not all – the overall chaat experience is elevated with the crunch of roasted peanuts and optional Nylon sev, adding heavenly texture to every bite.

And a final sprinkle of roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt, and a hint of red chili powder gives this chaat a much-needed spice flavor.

someone holding a plate of avocado chaat with crackers topped with cilantro

Sounds exciting, right? Then imagine if you serve them on a bed of cream crackers or papdi, Avocado Chaat is not just a dish; it’s a chaat extravaganza.

Whether you are looking for a show-stopping appetizer for a festive party or a gathering, this chaat serves as the answer. You can serve it as a stand-alone snack or as avocado chaat canapés.

Not only is this bursting with flavors, vibrant colors, and delicious flavors, but it is also a nutritious Indian snack that’s perfect for a speedy meal. In just 15 minutes, you can whip up this refreshing, satisfying, and flavor-packed chaat dish.

It is great for a snack, appetizer, or light meal. No matter how you plan to serve it, it is sure to be a hit.

But what exactly is chaat? Chaat covers a variety of Indian snacks like samosa chaat, pani puri, pakora chaat, chips chaat, bhel puri, strawberry chaat, bread chaat, dahi vada, samosa chaat bruschetta, aloo tikki chaat, and chole aloo tikki chaat. Chaat is a kind of street food that is often enjoyed as a street food where usually a crunchy base is topped with sweet-spicy-tangy chutneys, ground spices, and herbs.

Avocado Chaat

  • has creamy & crunchy ingredients

  • is loaded with fiber and healthy fats

  • is healthy yet indulgent

  • packs a nutritional punch with protein

  • is a guilt-free snack or brunch

  • is easily customizable

  • is quick & easy to prepare

  • has a perfect fusion of Indian and Western flavors

  • is wonderful for parties or gatherings.

  • can be made using & toppings

  • has tantalizing & delicious tastes

  • has an explosion of textures and flavors

Ingredients

  • Avocados: Creamy, nutrient-rich fruits with a smooth, buttery texture. They are added for a mild flavor that balances the tanginess and spice with their subtle taste. They also complement various textures and flavors in this chaat.

You will need ripe yet slightly firm avocados for making this chaat. You can either chop them or dice them before assembling chaat. They add a creamy texture to this chaat.

  • Chickpeas: Added for a nutty texture, earthy flavor, and added protein. I have used canned chickpeas here, but you can also use soaked and boiled chickpeas.

  • Veggies: I have added chopped tomatoes for a burst of freshness and acidity. They boost the overall flavor profile of this chaat. Red onions are added for a pungent and crispy element, sharp flavor, and a vibrant color. Cucumbers are added for crisp freshness.

  • Fruits: For a fruity flavor and juicy goodness, I have added a bit of ripe kiwis and sliced grapes. You can also use pomegranate arils, peaches, or mangoes here.

  • Chaat Dahi: It is a seasoned yogurt, where chilled plain yogurt, aka dahi, is whisked with a bit of sugar and salt. This balances the heat from spices and creates a luscious base for the other chaat ingredients.

  • Chutneys: Like all chaat recipes, this chaat also needs sweet tamarind chutney for a sweet and tangy flavor. You will also need mint-coriander chutney or coriander chutney for a burst of freshness, cooling, and herbal contrast. These both chutneys complement other bold flavors of this chaat

  • Other ingredients: I have used roasted salted peanuts and Nylon sev for added crunch, color, and flavor. They both add a satisfying, crispy element. You can also use other toppings like crispy fried chickpeas, chana dal namkeen, moong dal namkeen, makhana namkeen, masala peanuts, masala kaju, or aloo bhujia.

  • Seasonings: I have used various spices like cumin powder for earthy flavors, chaat masala powder for chaat flavors and a hint of tanginess, black salt for pungency, and red chili powder for heat.

closeup photo of a plate of avocado chaat with crackers and avocado on the side

Variations

Avocado Chaat with Mango:

Love adding mangoes to your chaat or other dishes like mango salsa or mango raita? Then feel free to add chopped ripe mangoes to this chaat for a tropical twist.

Avocado Chaat with Kidney beans:

I have made this avocado chaat with chickpeas to boost the protein content. You can also use kidney beans to make avocado chaat with kidney beans.

Avocado Chaat with Pomegranate:

For a bit of fruity goodness and sweetness, I have added ripe and juicy grapes. But you can also add juicy pomegranate seeds to enhance the sweetness.

Avocado Chaat with Herbs:

Feel free to infuse extra freshness with an abundance of fresh mint leaves or any of your favorite herbs.

Storage Suggestions

Like any other chaat recipe, this Avocado Chaat is also best enjoyed fresh. Serving this chaat immediately ensures the avocados retain their creamy texture.

But you can surely store the ingredients for up to 2 days. If preparing this avocado chaat with chickpeas in advance, then you can chop all the salad ingredients and store them separately. This is a wonderful option when you are serving it to a gathering.

Simply assemble just before serving. This step helps maintain the freshness and textures of all the ingredients.

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Serving Suggestions

You can serve this chaat in individual bowls or as an impressive centerpiece on a chaat board for a beautiful presentation. You can serve it as a chaat or as avocado chaat canapés.

You can also pair it with Avocado Salad for am avocado-inspired meal!

How to Make Avocado Chickpea Chaat

1. In a salad bowl, combine chickpeas, avocados, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, green chilies, kiwis, grapes, and cilantro.

2. Then top with chaat dahi (whisked seasoned yogurt) and drizzle chutneys over the ingredients.

3. Top with roasted peanuts and crunchy sev. Sprinkle it with spices, and it is DONE.

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Tips & Tricks to Make the Best Avocado Chaat

  1. Avocados: When making this chaat, make sure to use ripe yet firm avocados. They add a smooth, yet buttery texture to this chaat recipe.

  2. Seasonings: I have used red chili powder, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, and black salt to make this chaat. You can also use other spices like mint powder or ground black pepper. Customize spice levels to suit your preference.

  3. Chutneys: I have used tamarind chutney and mint coriander chutney to add colors and a burst of flavors. You can also use garlic chutney or any other chutney of your choice.

  4. Vegetables: Feel free to add any of your favorite salad vegetables to make this chaat rich in fiber and nutrients.

  5. Chickpeas: I have used canned and drained chickpeas to make this chaat, but you can also use soaked and boiled chickpeas.

  6. Yogurt: Make sure to use chilled yogurt for a refreshing touch.

  7. Toppings: For a personalized touch, feel free to experiment with different toppings. You can add any crunchy toppings of your choice.

  8. Vegan Avocado Chaat: This recipe uses dairy yogurt. If you are making a vegan version of this avocado chaat, you can swap regular dairy yogurt with any dairy-free alternative.

  9. Serving: This can be served alone or with crackers or crispy papdi. If making it gluten-free, then make sure you use gluten-free crackers.

there are two small avocado chaat canapes on a wooden board with a candle in the background

FAQ

Can I freeze avocados for Avocado Chaat? 

No, this chaat is not freezable. It is because avocados are best enjoyed fresh, and freezing may alter their texture. So it is highly recommended to use fresh avocados and other ingredients.

Is Avocado Chaat gluten-free? 

Yes, Avocado Chaat is naturally gluten-free, so it is perfectly suitable for those who have gluten intolerance. Make sure the papdis or crackers you are using are gluten-free.

Can I prepare Avocado Chaat in advance? 

This chaat tastes best when served fresh right after assembling. But you can surely prepare the yogurt, chutneys, veggies (other than avocados), and fruits in advance and store them in the refrigerator.

Then just assemble the chaat just before serving to maintain the freshness of chaat ingredients.

Is Avocado Chaat vegan? 

Avocado Chaat is not entirely vegan, as it uses regular yogurt, aka dahi. But you can easily make it vegan by opting for dairy-free yogurt.


Avocado Chaat (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Prepare Chaat Dahi:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together plain yogurt, sugar, and black or rock salt until well combined. Set aside.
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Prepare Avocado Chaat:

  1. Slice avocados in half, and dice them. Use slightly firm avocados here as they keep their shape very well. In a large mixing bowl, add chickpeas (you can also use soaked and boiled chickpeas here), diced avocados, chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, green chili, kiwis, boiled potatoes, chopped cilantro, and sliced grapes.
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Add Flavorful Elements:

  1. Drizzle with chaat dahi, sweet tamarind chutney, and green mint coriander chutney over the mixture. Top with roasted peanuts and Nylon sev on top for a crunchy texture. Sprinkle roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder, black salt or regular salt, and red chili powder according to your taste preferences. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
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How to Serve Avocado Chaat:

  1. Arrange cream crackers or papdi on a serving plate. Serve the Avocado Chaat immediately to enjoy its freshness and flavors. You can enjoy it as it is or spoon the prepared Avocado Chaat over the crackers or papdi and enjoy canapes with avocado chaat.
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Avocado Chaat [Recipe]

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Transform your meal with our Avocado Chaat recipe! Discover a fusion of textures and tastes that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
★★★★★
(Rating: 5 from 7 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Snacks Indian 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
350 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chaat Dahi:
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon black or rock salt
For Avocado Chaat:
  • 1 can (400 grams) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium avocados
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 small green chili, chopped
  • 2 small kiwis, chopped
  • 1/2 cup boiled & peeled potatoes, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro/coriander leaves, plus some for garnish
  • 1/4 cup grapes, sliced (you can also use pomegranate arils)
  • 1/4 cup sweet tamarind chutney
  • 1/4 cup green mint coriander chutney
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts (I am using salted ones)
  • Thin or Nylon sev (optional)
  • Roasted cumin powder, to taste
  • Chaat masala powder, to taste
  • Black salt or regular salt, to taste
  • Red chili powder, to taste
For serving:
  • Cream crackers or papdi

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare Chaat Dahi:
  1. In a bowl, whisk together plain yogurt, sugar, and black or rock salt until well combined. Set aside.
Prepare Avocado Chaat:
  1. Slice avocados in half, and dice them. Use slightly firm avocados here as they keep their shape very well. In a large mixing bowl, add chickpeas (you can also use soaked and boiled chickpeas here), diced avocados, chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, green chili, kiwis, boiled potatoes, chopped cilantro, and sliced grapes.
Add Flavorful Elements:
  1. Drizzle with chaat dahi, sweet tamarind chutney, and green mint coriander chutney over the mixture. Top with roasted peanuts and Nylon sev on top for a crunchy texture. Sprinkle roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder, black salt or regular salt, and red chili powder according to your taste preferences. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
How to Serve Avocado Chaat:
  1. Arrange cream crackers or papdi on a serving plate. Serve the Avocado Chaat immediately to enjoy its freshness and flavors. You can enjoy it as it is or spoon the prepared Avocado Chaat over the crackers or papdi and enjoy canapes with avocado chaat.

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NOTES:

  1. When making this chaat, make sure to use ripe yet firm avocados. They add a smooth, yet buttery texture to this chaat recipe.
  2. I have used red chili powder, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, and black salt to make this chaat. You can also use other spices like mint powder or ground black pepper. Customize spice levels to suit your preference.
  3. Feel free to add any of your favorite salad vegetables to make this chaat rich in fiber and nutrients.
  4. I have used canned and drained chickpeas to make this chaat, but you can also use soaked and boiled chickpeas.


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