Spinach chaat is delicious street food at its best!
Crispy fried spinach chaat is usually made with large palak leaves which is a variety of spinach seen a lot in India but it is also available at Asian shops here in the UK. I usually use baby spinach leaves which are easier to come by in the UK but it takes more time to prepare because of all the chopping.
I tried my first fried spinach chaat at a great little restaurant in London called Thali. The delicious spinach chaat was one of their signature dishes so understandably, they weren’t quite ready to give me their exact recipe.
I have experimented quite a lot with this one but it wasn’t until I visited Mumbai that I was able to watch a street food chef put it all together. When I got home this was one of the first recipe I put together from what I’d learned in India.
Make this delicious crispy spinach chaat for your next curry feast with friends. They won’t know what hit them. There are so many delicious flavours and textures. It is now one of my party pieces. Great with ice cold beer!
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At the time I photographed this recipe, I was only able to get large sev. That is the crispy string like stuff on top. Sev is made with fried gram flour. It comes in different sizes. What you want to look for is fine sev or nylon sev. This is much finer and I love it.
You can see a photograph of fine or nylon sev in my samosa chaat recipe here.
Looking for a delicious starter or snack? Try this spinach chaat recipe!