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Watermelon Chaat (Indian Snack Salad)

Watermelon Chaat (indian Snack Salad)

Everything about chaat is to taste, so feel free to increase or reduce any of these amounts.
Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Author TheSpicedLife


Dry ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Ganthia (deep fried thicker noodles made from gram flour*)
  • 1/2 cup salted and roasted pistachios
  • 3/4 cup puffed rice cereal

Wet ingredients:

  • 5 cups diced watermelon
  • 1-2 T lemon juice
  • 1 T chopped cilantro
  • 1 T chopped basil (preferably a cinnamon or global basil)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion, soaked in cold water for at least 15 minutes and then drained
  • 1-2 t chaat masala
  • cayenne powder, optional (see notes above), to taste


  1. Toss together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Toss together the wet ingredients.
  3. Right before serving, toss the wet and dry together. Taste for additional cayenne, salt, lemon juice and/or chaat masala.