Chaat is a tasty, mouthwatering and tangy street food. Chaats are an integral part of North Indian Cuisines and other states. Now it has become favorite all over the country. Usually chaat snacks are served in small carts and stall in India. Chaats were known as the street food in cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Delhi and few North Indian States but now is found in the Indian restaurants, parties, weddings and occasions. Chaat are popularly eaten at snack time. It is a light street food especially like by the children and young for their spicy and tangy flavor.
There are a variety of chaats but the ingredients are mostly common. The items used to make the chaats are chopped onions, grated raddish, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, thin sev, potato pieces, crispy fried bread, roasted peanut and papdis. The other ingredients used for the flavor are lemon juice , pomegranate seeds, salt, black salt, beaten sweetened curd, roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, chaat chutneys (green chutney, tamrind chutney and red chutney) and chaat masala(mixture of spices consisting of amchur, cumin seeds, black salt, dried ginger, fennel seeds or sauf, black pepper and red chill powder).