Indore's famous Garadu Chaat Recipe

Garadu is very beneficial for health, it is similar to jimikand but its nutritious elements are more than that.  It should be eaten at least twice a year, as well as it gives strength to the body to fight many diseases.  Today we will make Garadu ki Chatpati Chaat, it is very easy to make.  So you too make this nutritious chaat and enjoy its taste.


Ingredients for Garadu Chaat


Garadu/Tapioca - 500 grams

Salt - 1 tsp

Oil for Frying


For Garadu Chaat Masala


Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp

Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp

Black Pepper - ½ tsp

Cinnamon - 1 inch

Cloves - 4

Black Cardamom - 2

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp

Salt - 1 tsp

Black Salt - 1 tsp

Sugar - 1 tsp

Red Chilli Powder - 1.5 tsp

Ginger Powder - ½ tsp

Lemon - juice of ½ lemon


Process of boiling Garadu


Wash and dry 3 pieces of 500 grams thoroughly.  After applying oil in your hand, peel them and cut them into thick pieces of about ½ inch.  In the cooker add chopped garadu, a little more than 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of salt and mix it.  Close the cooker and cook it on high flame till one whistle, then turn off the gas and let the pressure of the cooker come out.


Process of making Garadu Masala


Heat the pan a little.  When hot, then add 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of whole coriander and 1 tsp of fennel and fry it for 1 minute.  After frying, add ½ tsp of black pepper, 1 inch cinnamon, 4 cloves and 2 big cardamoms (peeled and granulated).  Roast them for half a  minute and turn off the flame.  Then put 1 pinch asafetida in it and cool it by stirring it well.


When cool, put roasted spices, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of black salt, 1 tsp of sugar, 1.5 tsp of kashmiri red chilli and ½ tsp of ginger powder in a mixer jar.  Grind them finely, homemade Garadu masala will be ready.


Process of frying Garadu


After the pressure of the cooker is released, filter the garadu and wash it once again.  Then take them out and keep them separately and cool them.  When cool, cut them into small pieces.  Now heat oil in a pan, the oil should be medium-high and the flame should be medium-high.  Put some garadu pieces in hot oil and fry them.  Fry them while stirring it a little at a time till it turns golden brown from all sides.  Then take it out and fry the rest in the same way, Garadu will be ready after frying.


Process of making Garadu Chaat


Put the fried garadu, 2-3 tbsp of garadu masala and the juice of half a lemon in the bowl.  Mix them well, Garadu chaat will be ready.  Serve them and enjoy their taste.




The remaining garadu masala can be eaten by sprinkling it on chaat or salad.

Garadu has to be boiled in the cooker till one whistle comes.

For frying garadu, the oil should be medium-high and the flame should also be medium-high. When they become crunchy, turn up the flame and fry them till they become golden brown.

Indore's famous Garadu Chaat Recipe



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