Yoghurt Tamarind Chats (makes 6)

Yoghurt Tamarind Chats (makes 6)

3 March 2017

Yoghurt Tamarind Chats recipe from Episode 1 of ITV's 'The Secret Chef'
  • Recipe






6 pani puri shells

1 large red onion

finely diced (approx 120g)

100g tinned chickpeas (drained & rinsed)

1-1/2 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

3 tbsp date molasses

100ml natural yoghurt

4 tbsp tamarind concentrate

1-1/2 tbsp dark brown sugar

1/4 tsp black salt

1 pomegranate seeds (to garnish)

Fresh coriander

chopped (to garnish)

Gram flour noodles (to garnish)


1This recipe is all about preparation, organisation & assembly,Chop the onion into a fine dice & set aside. Roughly chop the coriander & set aside. Drain and rinse the chickpeas,In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, ground cumin and natural yoghurt. Transfer to a squeezie bottle to serve,In a small saucepan combine the tamarind concentrate, brown sugar and black salt, ground cumin (to taste) ground coriander, date molasses and splash of water. If it starts to thicken too much then loosen with water. Heat until sugar has dissolved then set aside to cool. Transfer to squeezie bottle to serve

2Break a hole in the pani puri shells big enough to get the ingredients inside, then you are ready to assemble

3Put 1 tsp of the chopped onion into the bottom of each case, then add 3 chickpeas in each shell, fill the pani puri 1/3 of the way up with the tamarind mixture and fill the remaining with yoghurt mixture

4Finish by garnishing with one pomegranate seed, fresh chopped coriander leaves & a pinch of gram flour noodles

5Eat in one bite!