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This crispy, crunchy, tangy, and mildly spicy Chips Chaat is a super delicious and easy-to-make snack that can be made in 5 minutes. It is loaded with the goodness of awesome flavors, colors, and textures.

It goes perfectly well with a cup of hot masala chai or some cold coffee. Another great thing about this fuss-free chaat is that it can be prepared and savored at any time of the day.

overhead shot of a hand holding chips from the chips chaat plate

This Chips Chaat is an outstanding take on famous Indian street food chaat. Here crispy chips are topped with veggies, yogurt, flavor bursting spicy, sweet, and tangy mint coriander, and tamarind chutneys, crispy sev, coriander leaves, and some powdered spices.

Chips Chaat = Any of your favorite chips + yogurt + veggies + chutneys + spices + sev

The combination of crispy chips and traditional chaat ingredients such as chutneys, veggies, yogurt, sev, and spices like black salt, chaat masala, and red chili powder makes it a pampering and finger-licking treat. 

This quick chips chaat is a perfect solution for the chaat cravings when you want to relish chaat without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

If you are a chaat lover then you must try this quick chips chaat recipe. With the first bite, it hits the right spot and soon it would turn into your favorite chaats.

closeup shot of chips chaat served in a black and transparent plate

What is Chaat?

A Chaat or Chat is a very popular and delicious savory snack originating from Indian streets. This Indian street food is commonly served at roadside food carts or stalls. But nowadays it is also served in restaurants across the world. 

The word ‘chaat’ (चाट) derives from Hindi language, which means tasting a delicacy. It comes from the word (chaat-na / चाटना) that means to lick, or licking fingers while eating.

Chaat is generally a blend of chutneys, sev (crispy fried noodles), onions, green chilies, cilantro, and powdered spices along with many other delights. 

Although the base ingredients of each chaat are the same, yet every chaat is different from each other in taste and texture. Relishing each and every chaat gives you a different feel. 

The taste and look of the same chaat vary from vendor to vendor. So even if you try the same kind of chaat at different places it would be quite different from one another. The reason is that every vendor has its own unique style of preparing chaat.

Some of the popular chaats are, Aloo Tikki Chaat, Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat, Palak Patta Chaat, Dahi Vada, Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Kala Chana Chaat, and Bread Chaat.

a feamle holding chips chaat kept in a square plate

What is chips chaat?

Chips chaat is a crunchy, crispy, and flavor-bursting chaat made with chips, chutneys, yogurt, vegetables, sev, and cilantro. It makes a great snack for weekend movie night, game night, or get-together.

What are the features of this chips chaat?

_This chips chaat has the following features. This chips chaat … _

✔︎ is made with some handy ingredients

✔︎ is ready in under 5 minutes if you have chutneys handy

✔︎ is so delicious and flavorful

✔︎ can be made with any of your preferred chips

✔︎ is a wonderful way to use leftovers

✔︎ has a nice balance of amazing flavors, color, and textures

✔︎ can easily be customized

✔︎ can also be served to kids with a few modifications

✔︎ makes an awesome party snack

✔︎ is a delight for chaat leftovers

✔︎ is fuss-free, quick, and simple to make

✔︎ makes a great party or brunch get-together snack

overhead shot of chips chaat along with chutenys and sev on the side

How to make chips chaat?

Making chips chaat is really straightforward. It can be done in 2-3 minutes when you have the condiments and vegetables ready. 

This is how Chips Chaat is made in 4 simple steps:

Step 1: Arrange chips in a plate and top with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, chopped green chilies, and boiled corn kernels.

Step 2: Top it with a generous amount of whisked yogurt (dahi/curd).

Step 3: Now cover with chutneys, powdered spices, more veggies.

Step 4: A final layer of crushed chips, sev, lemon juice, and cilantro. You can now devour the chips chaat!!

For a full list of Chips Chaat recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

How to serve Chips Chaat?

Chips chaat can be served as a brunch or snack for any time of the day. This would also become a festive and party snack when served at bbq, birthday parties, house warming parties, and get-togethers.

a female holding a chip from the chips chaat plate

What to serve with Chips Chaat?

Chips chaat can be served alone, or with a hot or cold beverage. Below are some chips chaat pairing options:

Pairing Idea 1: Chips Chaat + Masala Chai

Pairing Idea 2: Chips Chaat + Watermelon Mojito

Pairing Idea 3: Chips Chaat + Italian Hot Chocolate

Pairing Idea 4: Chips Chaat + Indian Cappuccino 

Pairing Idea 5: Chips Chaat + Mango Mastani

What are the ingredients to make Chips Chaat?

Chips chaat is made with 2 different chutney recipes and toppings. It takes only 2-3 minutes to prepare when you have chutneys and veggies ready.  

Below are the things you will need for assembling Chips Chaat at home:

  1. Chips: I used plain salted potato chips. Feel free to use any of your favorite chips.

  2. Vegetables: I have added chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, chopped green chilies, and boiled corn kernels.

  3. Tamarind Chutney

  4. Mint Coriander Chutney

  5. Whisked yogurt

  6. Chopped coriander leaves

  7. Spices for sprinkle (chaat masala powder, black salt (or any rock salt), and red chili powder)

  8. Thin Sev or Nylon sev (deep-fried thin chickpea flour noodles)

overhead closeup shot of chips chaat served in a black and transparent square plate

What other toppings can be added to chips chaat?

For this chips chaat recipe, I have only used vegetables and sev. But you can also add some other veggies, fruits, and a combination of namkeens. Below are some toppings that go well in this chips chaat:

Vegetables:

Boiled potatoes, boiled chickpeas, or boiled peas

Fruits:

Pomegranate arils, sliced black grapes, sliced strawberries

Namkeens:

chips chaat plate kept on a blue wooden board and chutnys on the side

What are Pro Tips, Tricks, and Variations to make chips chaat?

Tip 1. For this chips chaat, I didn’t want chips’ flavors to interfere with chaat flavorings. So I opted for Taffel’s salted chips but you can use any of your favorite chips. 

Tip 2. For this chaat, I have only used one type of chips, but you can also use a combination of different chips. They would taste great.

Tip 3. Feel free to add any of your favorite salad vegetables to make them fiber-rich. 

Tip 4. Some paneer cubes can also be added for a nice protein touch.

Tip 5. Lemon or lime juice adds a nice zing to this chaat, so it is highly recommended.

Tip 6. I generally use black salt in my chaats to bring out the flavors. However, if you don’t have black salt then you can replace it with pink salt or any other rock salt of your choice.

Tip 7. Keep the ingredients handy, and when you are planning to serve then only assemble the chips chaat. This way you will prevent it from turning soggy.

Tip 8. I used potato chips for making chips chaat, but you can also use tortilla chips, banana chips, kurkure, raffel, waffel, corn chips or any other chips you like.


Chips Chaat (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Chips Chaat

  1. Arrange the 2 cups of potato chips on a serving plate.
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  3. Top with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, and boiled corn kernels, and chopped green chilies.
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  5. Drizzle with whisked yogurt, sweet tamarind chutney, mint coriander chutney, and chopped coriander.
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  7. Sprinkle with chaat masala powder, black salt, and red chili powder.
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  9. Crush 3 tablespoon chips and add them to the plate.
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  11. Sprinkle with nylon sev and some chopped coriander leaves. Also, drizzle with lemon juice.
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  13. Serve immediately before the chips get soggy.
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Chips Chaat [Recipe]

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This Chips Chaat is an outstanding take on famous Indian street food chaat. Here crispy chips are topped with veggies, yogurt and chutneys.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 6 reviews)

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

INGREDIENTS

For Chips Chaat
  • 2 cups + 3 tablespoons salted potato chips
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander) leaves
  • 1/4 cup boiled corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup sweet tamarind chutney
  • 1/4 cup green mint coriander chutney
  • 1/2 cup whisked yogurt (curd), or as needed
  • Thin or Nylon sev (optional)
  • Chaat masala powder to taste
  • Black salt or regular salt to taste
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • Lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Chips Chaat
  1. Arrange the 2 cups of potato chips on a serving plate.
  2. Top with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, and boiled corn kernels, and chopped green chilies.
  3. Drizzle with whisked yogurt, sweet tamarind chutney, mint coriander chutney, and chopped coriander.
  4. Sprinkle with chaat masala powder, black salt, and red chili powder.
  5. Crush 3 tablespoon chips and add them to the plate.
  6. Sprinkle with nylon sev and some chopped coriander leaves. Also, drizzle with lemon juice.
  7. Serve immediately before the chips get soggy.

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NOTES:

  1. For this chips chaat, I didn't want chips’ flavors to interfere with chaat flavorings. So I opted for Taffel's salted chips but you can use any of your favorite chips.
  2. For this chaat, I have only used one type of chips, but you can also use a combination of different chips. They would taste great.
  3. Keep the ingredients handy, and when you are planning to serve then only assemble the chips chaat. This way you will prevent it from turning soggy.

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Aloo Poha


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