This Saffron Rose Sabudana Chaat with Dates is a perfect meal to try during the Navaratri Vrat. It’s tangy-sweet flavor is enhanced with saffron, rose and dates, ingredients that you typically don’t see in a chaat.
Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and curry leaves, and let them splutter. Add green chili and sauté for a minute. Then add sabudana, crushed peanut, sugar, black pepper, salt, lemon juice and cilantro leaves. Mix every thing well. When the sabudana pearls loose their opaqueness and start becoming translucent, they are cooked . It should not take more then 2-3 minutes. Be careful, as over cooking can make them sticky and lumpy. Now, switch off the flame, add in the rose water, and leave the pan covered for 2-3 minutes and then take it out in a bowl.
Now, let’s set the chaat in cups. In the base, add the chopped dates with salt and lemon to emulate a tamarind chutney. Then layer it with the potatoes, followed by the cilantro chutney, and finally the sabudana. Sprinkle it with the saffron water and garnish it with almonds and pistachio.