Avocado Banana Chaat

Chaat is a term describing savory snacks, typically served at road-side tracks from stalls or food carts in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh- this from Wikipedia. Chaat to me is sweet, tangy and savory sensation put together to be had as an appetizer or snack. Most street versions have fried cracker bases or delicious potato centers.

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Well…Today is the day!!! My first time co-hosting  Angie’s Fiesta Friday #108 with the lovely Suzanne@apuginthekitchen .

If you don’t know it already Fiesta Friday is where to party every Friday. I joined it when I started blogging a couple of years back and it has been such a great support and platform to grow. Bring your dishes here and Link up your posts at Angie’s Fiesta and to both the co-hosts!

Do read the guidelines posted here….but the rules are really to have fun and enjoy visiting all the fabulous bloggers.

I wanted to make something quick and simple for my co-hosting responsibility ( and its been a really long week) so this quick appetizer was perfect. Now I am eager to spend all my time looking through the deliciousness everyone else brings to the party,

One of my favorite Indian fusion restaurants Rasika delighted me with a Avocado and Banana version that is a must try if you are ever in DC.

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Here is my take on serving up this amazing dish. You can never go wrong with Avocados can you? The nutrient rich bananas lightly browned bring a sweet dimension. Tamarin Chutney can me home made, I used a store bought version. A sprinkle of cumin, a dash of cayenne, a squeeze of lemon and there you have it! Ready in 10  mins.

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Avocado Banana Chaat

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocadosAvocadoBananaChaat-1-6
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind chutney
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fresh cilantro – chopped
  • Lemon juice
  • Banana chips for garnish

 

  • Use firm almost green bananas,  brown in coconut oil and cut in 1 inch pieces. Set aside
  • Cut the avocado into chunks and squeeze the juice of half lemon over it. Toss in 2 tabsp of tamarind chutney, cumin and cayenne. Chill.
  • Using a ring mold or a hollow can, place the avocado mixture at the bottom, cover with the bananas, sprinkle with lemon juice, another dash of cayenne and cilantro. Top with some banana chips to bring in the crispiness.

 

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. Zeba, so happy to be co hosting with you this week. Love the Chaat, it sounds fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne….this is my first time co-hosting so very excited 🙂

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  2. Simple healthy and delicious! Beautiful chaat there Zeba ❤️

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    1. And a big Yayyy for being the co host with Suzanne on fiesta 🙂

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  3. I have never tried this combination of flavors before, but I have to now! Stunning!

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    1. Oh…you must 🙂 I was hoping to make the tamarind sauce at home but never got round to it. Will try it next time. Thanks much!

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  4. Avocados… bananas… coconut oil- sounds like creamy deliciousness! 🙂

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    1. Josette….I know, can’t go wrong with those and a little bit of spice to bring out the flavors! Thanks much for stopping by.

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  5. Ginger says:

    Such a lovely dish-perfect for Fiesta Friday! I hope you are enjoying you responsibilities 😉

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    1. Thanks so much….I hope I can live up to the Super co-hosting trend set by others 🙂

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  6. Intriguing combination! Thank you for co-hosting.

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    1. Thanks Liz, I was surprised too on how well the combination worked together. Hope you try it.

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  7. chefjulianna says:

    Hi Zeba! Thanks so much for co-hosting today! This is such an intriguing dish, and I am always on the look-out for something new and interesting! I am going to bookmark your post for sure, and give it a try! 😀

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    1. Do try it…it was new to me too but somehow the flavors work together. The crisp banana chips can also be used for spooning 🙂 Thanks much fro stopping by!

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  8. What a wonderful combination and I love both fruits. So simple yet I am sure very good. Happy Fiesta Friday and enjoy co-hosting this week 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and will enjoy the co-hosting 🙂 I hope you try out the recipe and let me know how it turns out. I might try it with Plantains next time.

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  9. Swati says:

    Loved this unique Chaat filled with goodness. Bananas, Coconut oil and Avocados.so healthy! Happy Co hosting!

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    1. Thanks much… can’t go wrong with those and a little bit of spice to bring out the flavors:)

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  10. Zeba, your dish looks so delicious and the mix of the flavors looks very unique. Thank you for co-hosting FF, enjoy and have a nice weekend! 🙂

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    1. Thank you- the flavors do work well together and I hope to try them out 🙂

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  11. Thank you for cohosting this week Zeba! I hope you are having a wonderful time. There are so many great people in this little party. I love the flavors in this dish. My perfect combo is the sweet spicy tangy profile. I’ve never heard of chaat so I learned something too!

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    1. Julie..thanks. I am having a wonderful time. As you already know this is the most supportive group of people and the “happiest” party 🙂

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  12. Indu says:

    A very interesting variation of chaat. Looks amazing!

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    1. Indu…yes it was certainly and interesting combo but worked so well 🙂

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  13. Loretta says:

    Welcome to your first time co-hosting Zeba, I certainly hope everyone has made you welcome too! Thanks too for taking us all on this week. I didn’t realize that is what chaat meant, I’ve often wondered about it. Those flavors are gorgeous, sweet and tangy with the tamarind chutney will definitely fit the bill in my books 🙂

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    1. Hi Loretta..thanks so much. .As I said to Julie, this is the most supportive group of people and the “happiest” party 🙂 I am privileged to be a part of it. Having a blast!!!

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  14. Sinfully Tempting says:

    What a wonderful addition to bring to FF! Again, thanks for co-hosting this week! Your dish looks amazing! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jeannette for the lovely comment. I am enjoying the co-hosting and my mind is going crazy with all the fab blogs I have visited 🙂

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  15. Jenny says:

    This looks so healthy and tasty! I have never combined bananas and avocados before, but it sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, they came together really well. The trick is to use very firm bananas. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  16. apsara says:

    This is a novel combination in a chaat, Zeba, and so nutritious. It’s awesome that you got to co-host FF, thanks for being a great host! My co-hosting turn is coming up soon, and I’m excited too.

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    1. Thanks Apsara… Hosting was a lot of fun. You will love it… The hard part is to pick a few favorites out of all the Amazing dishes!

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  17. Jhuls says:

    What a lovely meal! Yum! 😀
    Thanks a lot for hosting this week’s FF, Zeba! x

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    1. Thanks Jhuls- it’s been fun and thanks for the support.

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  18. Cris says:

    what a particular combination, i’ve never tasted it…Thanks for bringing it to FF! Cris

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    1. Thanks Cris. Hope you give it a try!

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  19. Yummy…I am drooling.I love Avacado…

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  20. kushigalu says:

    I am in love with the combo. YUMMY!

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  21. That chaat sounds amazing! It’s funny I was just talking to a friend about chaat and I was thinking it was some kind of salad and she laughed at me. The good thing is she promised to invite me over next time she makes chaat. Isn’t that exciting?

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    1. Thanks Angie…I think when she invites you over you should surprise her with your version of this 🙂

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  22. Sandhya says:

    Zeba,
    I love chaat and your combination of bananas and avocados sounds delicious!

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  23. Sumith Babu says:

    This chat is amazing!! Very creative.

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