Strawberry Chaat

// Strawberry chaat is a delicious Indian street food that is made using juicy, fresh strawberries, a combination of spices, boondi, and sev.



Strawberry chaat is a delicious Indian street food that is made using sweet, juicy, fresh strawberries, a combination of spices, boondi (crispy fried gram flour puffs), and sev (crispy fried noodles).

This deliciously refreshing strawberry chaat is a perfect dish for summer or any other day you want something juicy, sweet, spicy, and delicious.

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Like all the Indian chaat recipes, this chaat also has a perfect balance of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors. Plus, it is really easy to make and can be prepared in just a few minutes which makes it an ideal dish for busy weekdays or last-minute party preparations.

Just slice strawberries, and toss it with a bunch of ingredients. That’s it.

About Strawberry Chaat

Strawberry Chaat Recipe is a refreshing, vegetarian and gluten-free Indian street food made with fresh cilantro, lemon juice, sweetener, crispy sev, boondi and some essential spices.

It is a perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors, and it’s a great way to enjoy the goodness of fresh strawberries in a unique and refreshing way.

The fruity strawberry chaat recipe is a great twist on the traditional Indian street style chaat that typically consists of a savory mixture of boiled potatoes, chickpeas, and sev, topped with chutneys, yogurt, and a variety of spices.

The classic strawberry chaat recipe, on the other hand, uses fresh strawberries as the key ingredient and is tossed with a variety of flavorful spices and lemon juice, coriander leaves, sweetener, and topped with some boondi and sev for a nice crunch.

Ripe and juicy strawberries add a sweet, tangy, and sour flavor to this soul-satiating chaat recipe.

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Looking for a dish to enjoy on a sunny day, or just want to relish strawberries in a new way, this classic Indian street style strawberry chaat is a lovely choice for you.

You can also customize it according to your taste preferences or experiment with different toppings or ingredients to create your own version of this mouth-watering chaat dish.

You can also add other vegetables such as tomato, onion, boiled potatoes, boiled corn, cucumber for added texture and flavor. Chopped paneer can also be added for a creamy, milky taste. You can also use chutneys such as tamarind chutney, and mint chutney.

Making this indulging and enticing strawberry chaat recipe is super quick and simple. It is a great option for casual brunches, get-togethers, and parties. You can also enjoy this chaat anytime when you are craving for a fruity and juicy snack.

It is an easy to make dish that is a perfect treat for vegetarians and vegans alike. If you’re a fan of Indian street food, then you’ll definitely love this easy strawberry chaat recipe.

So are you ready to give this recipe a try and to enjoy the lusciously enticing flavors of Indian street food at home?

How to make Strawberry Chaat

To make strawberry chaat, slice strawberries, and place them in a bowl.

Add black salt, regular salt, cumin powder, red chili powder, chaat masala powder, fresh lemon/lime juice, honey/sugar, fresh coriander leaves, and red chili powder to the strawberries and toss well to combine. Taste, and adjust the spices if needed.

Let it sit for 5 minutes to release the juice and flavors.

To serve, transfer the strawberry mixture to a serving plate and top with crunchy boondi and crispy thin sev. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy fresh chaat.

This Strawberry Chaat

✓ is refreshing and flavorful

✓ is a classic and fun twist on traditional chaat

✓ has healthy ingredients

✓ is rich in vitamin C, and antioxidants

✓ is quick and easy to make

✓ is sweet and savory flavor

✓ is perfect for brunch or get-togethers

✓ takes only 5 minutes to prepare

✓ is gluten-free and vegetarian

✓ can also be made vegan

✓ can be served as a light snack or appetizer

✓ is perfect for all taste buds

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Ingredients

This Indian street food snack is made with fresh strawberries and some other basic ingredients. Here are the ingredients that go into making this delightful chaat:

  1. Strawberries: As the name suggests, it is the star ingredient in this dish. So make sure that you are using the freshest strawberries in this recipe. Using fresh, ripe, and organic strawberries add a sweet and juicy flavor to the chaat.

  2. Salt: I am using two types of salt in this chaat recipe. Black salt is a must in chaat recipes as it is added for a distinctive sulfurous, tangy and salty flavor. Regular salt is also used in this chaat to balance the flavors and to add a bit of saltiness.

  3. Cumin powder: Roasted Cumin powder, also known as bhuna jeera powder, is a commonly used spice in Indian cuisine. It is added for a warm and earthy flavor. You can make your own roasted cumin powder, or you can use store bought cumin powder. They both work just fine.

  4. Honey/sugar: I have added about 2 tablespoons of honey to balance the tartness of the lemon juice and the tangy spices in this chaat. You can also use all types of sugar, and jaggery here.  

  5. Chaat masala powder: Chaat masala powder is a spice blend commonly used in Indian street food and chaat recipes. It adds a tangy and slightly spicy flavor to the dish.

  6. Red chili powder: Red chili powder is used to add a bit of heat and spiciness to the chaat.

  7. Lemon juice: It adds a tart and tangy flavor to the chaat. It also helps to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.

  8. Chopped coriander leaves: cCilantro, also known as oriander leaves, add a fresh and herbaceous flavor to the chaat.

  9. Boondi: It is a crispy fried snack made from chickpea flour. It adds a crunchy texture to the chaat.

  10. Thin sev: Thin sev are crispy fried noodles made from chickpea flour. They add a crunchy texture and a savory flavor to the chaat.

More enticing strawberry recipes: Strawberry Milkshake, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Kulfi, Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Lassi Recipe - strawberry Yogurt Smoothie, Strawberry Chia Pudding, Strawberry Overnight Oats, Korean strawberry Milk, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Yogurt Bark, etc.

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Strawberry Chaat Variations

Strawberry chaat tastes good as it is. But if you want to experiment with flavor and taste, then you can surely use some variations of this recipe to suit different tastes and dietary needs. Below are some strawberry chaat variations you can try:

Vegan Strawberry Chaat

To make a vegan version of this chaat recipe, you need to swap honey with maple syrup, agave nectar, jaggery powder, or coconut sugar. You can also use any other sugar of your choice.

Strawberry Chaat with Yogurt

To add a creamy tang, you can add a dollop of thick yogurt to this chaat.

Strawberry Pomegranate Chaat

To make this version, use strawberries and pomegranate arils in 1:1 ratio. Rest of the recipe will be the same.

Strawberry Paneer Chaat

You can add grilled paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cubes to this chaat recipe to make protein rich. You can also use raw paneer cubes here.

Mixed Berry Chaat

For making this type of chaat, you can use a combination of berries. Other berries that taste great in this chaat recipe are blueberries, black berries, and raspberries.

Strawberry Chaat with Corn

In this version, you can add boiled sweet corn kernels to this chaat. They add a sweet and crunchy texture to this recipe.

Strawberry Chickpeas Chaat

For a nice texture and added protein, use about 1 cup of cooked or canned chickpeas in this chaat recipe.

Strawberry Chaat Salad

For a lighter and healthier version, skip the sev and boondi. To make Strawberry Chaat Salad, skip the sev and boondi. Also add sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped lettuce, chopped cucumber, boiled diced potatoes, and onions to this chaat.

Also, drizzle it with some olive or mustard oil.

Serving Suggestions

Strawberry chaat tastes best when served fresh immediately after it is prepared. You can serve it alone as a delicious snack. It can also be served as an appetizer or side dish at parties or as a light meal during brunch or get-togethers.

You can also pair it with other snacks such as Samosa Pinwheels, Corn Chaat, Bhel Puri, Dahi Vada, Samosa Chaat. You can also pair it with drinks like Badam Sharbat, Badam Milkshake, Papaya Shake, Mango Sago, or Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

overhead photo of two plates of strawberry chaat on a table with strawberries and lemon

Storage Suggestions

It is advised to use this chaat immediately as it loses its freshness and texture. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day without any boondi and sev, as the sev and boondi will become slightly soggy while storing. When you want to consume, toss it well, and top it with coriander leaves for freshness, and boondi, sev for crunch and flavor.

Make Ahead Chaat

If you are making the Indian strawberry chaat in advance, you can prepare diced/quartered strawberries and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Add the spices and other ingredients when you want to serve.

And, top with boondi and sev just before serving to maintain their crispiness.

overhead photo of two plates of strawberry chaat with strawberries and sev noodles on them

Pro tips and tricks about this recipe

Strawberry chaat recipe is very easy. You just need to follow these simple tips to make the perfect strawberry chaat. Here are the tips you will need to know:

  1. Choose the ripe strawberries: Using the right type of strawberries is crucial for this recipe. For making this recipe, choose the strawberries that are ripe, juicy and sweet. Skip using overripe or underripe strawberries as they can affect the taste and flavor of this chaat.

  2. Lemon juice: Use freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice for the perfect tangy flavor. You can use bottled juice, but the fresh juice tastes best in this recipe.

  3. Spices: Feel free to adjust the spice level according to your preference. If you like mildly spicy chaat, then use less amount of chili powder. If you prefer hotter chaat, then you can also add some freshly chopped green chilies to this recipe.

  4. Prepare the toppings in advance: If you are making sev and boondi at home, then prepare the boondi and sev toppings in advance and keep them in an airtight container to keep them crispy.

  5. Rest for 3-4 minutes: To enhance the flavor of this dish it is advised to let is rest to 2-3 minutes before serving:

  6. Chilled strawberries: Use chilled strawberries for the best texture.

  7. Add toppings right before serving: Make sure that you add the toppings just before serving as the boondi and sev tend to get soggy. Adding them at the time of serving ensures that they remain crispy.

  8. Toppings: I used boondi and thin sev as toppings. But you can also use other toppings such as masala kaju, masala peanuts, roasted peanuts, or even aloo bhujia.

  9. Experiment: If you want to use other fruits, vegetables or other ingredients then feel free to experiment with different ingredients.

  10. Garnishing: Fresh herbs such as coriander and mint with fresh herbs add a nice contrast and herby punch and refreshing flavor to this chaat. I have used chopped coriander leaves in this chaat, you can also use fresh mint leaves or combination of both leaves.

FAQ

What is strawberry chaat?

Sweet and sour strawberry chaat is a popular Indian street style snack that is refreshing and tangy. It is a perfect treat for summer or any other time when fresh strawberries are in season. It is a chaat made using strawberries, spices, lemon, sweetener, and other ingredients.

Can I use frozen strawberries for the recipe?

No, you can not use frozen strawberries in this recipe as they won’t give it chaat a nice texture and taste. Fresh strawberries are the best for this recipe as they have a better flavor and texture.

Can I make strawberry chaat in advance?

Tangy strawberry chaat is served fresh to retain the texture and flavor. But you can do the preparations such as slicing strawberries in advance and assemble the chaat right before serving.

What can I use as a substitute for boondi and sev toppings?

Yes, you can surely substitute boondi and sev toppings with healthy ingredients such as roasted peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, or pomegranate seeds as toppings. You can also use vegetables like grates carrots, chopped cucumber.

Is strawberry chaat a healthy dish?

Strawberry chaat uses mostly healthy ingredients such as honey, coriander leaves, lemon, and spices. It can be made into an entirely healthy dish if you skip the toppings  such as deep-fried boondi and sev. You can swap toppings with fresh vegetables.

Can I make strawberry chaat without chaat masala powder?

Chaat masala powder is an essential ingredient in strawberry chaat as it gives the dish its tangy flavor. However, if you cannot find chaat masala powder, then you can substitute  chaat masala powder  with amchur powder (dried mango powder).


Strawberry Chaat (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Strawberry Chaat

  1. Remove the hulls and green tops from the strawberries and quarter or dice them. Also, chop the coriander leaves. Keep them aside.
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  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced strawberries, coriander leaves, black salt, regular salt, red chili powder, chaat masala powder, roasted cumin powder, honey, and fresh lemon juice. Mix well to combine. Keep it aside for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors meld.
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  5. Serve the strawberry chaat in a bowl or on a plate, garnished with sev, coriander leaves, boondi, or any other toppings of your choice.
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Strawberry Chaat [Recipe]

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Strawberry chaat is a delicious Indian street food that is made using juicy, fresh strawberries, a combination of spices, boondi, and sev.
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(Rating: 5 from 3 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
4 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Snacks Indian 2
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
115 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Strawberry Chaat
  • 350 grams of fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black salt
  • Regular salt, to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons of coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of chaat masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon of roasted cumin powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of boondi (crispy fried gram flour puffs)
  • 1/4 cup of sev (crispy fried gram flour noodles)

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Strawberry Chaat
  1. Remove the hulls and green tops from the strawberries and quarter or dice them. Also, chop the coriander leaves. Keep them aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced strawberries, coriander leaves, black salt, regular salt, red chili powder, chaat masala powder, roasted cumin powder, honey, and fresh lemon juice. Mix well to combine. Keep it aside for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  3. Serve the strawberry chaat in a bowl or on a plate, garnished with sev, coriander leaves, boondi, or any other toppings of your choice.

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NOTES:

  1. I used boondi and thin sev as toppings. But you can also use other toppings such as masala kaju, masala peanuts, roasted peanuts, or even aloo bhujia. Other fruits and veggies can also be added here.
  2. Feel free to adjust the spice level according to your preference. If you like mildly spicy chaat, then use less amount of chili powder. If you prefer hotter chaat, then you can also add some freshly chopped green chilies to this recipe.


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