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Badam Makha from Kolkata

While shortlisting for alphabet B, it was to be between Bread Bhel (which am yet to blog – just can’t believe that, and a take on the famous Bhel Puri !! ) and today’s dish – Badam Makha – a delicious street food from Kolkata. Kolkata has its own list of street foods from various kinds of Bori(which is akin to pakoras), luchis, the ubiquitous puchka, Jhal muri, Channa Zor Garam and with the Tibetan , Bangladeshi influence , lots of indo-Chinese recipes as well.

Badam in Hindi is almond. But here it’s something else .


Check out the zero -cook quick street food today 🙂

Source – here


Prep time – 10 Mins, zero Cook ; serves – 2

Badam Makha – street food form Kolkata
Vegan, gluten free.




Roasted peanuts (unsalted) – 1/2 cup (Badam here refers to peanuts)
Mustard oil – 2 tbsp (don’t miss this !)
Chopped onions -1/4 cup
Deseeded n diced tomatoes + cucumbers – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder , Chaat masala, Red chilli powder, black salt – all to taste
Green chilli – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Chopped coriander + lemon juice – for garnish .

Method –

In a bowl, mix the oil, spices well with a fork / whisk and keep aside. To this, add the onions cucumbers and tomatoes.
Add to this the roasted peanuts. Give it a vigorous mix and add coriander, lemon juice and green chilli if using.
Serve immediately with a cup of tea or munch them alongside reading your favourite novel or while watching ur favourite movie .
Totally guilt free, yet filling !




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  1. cookingwithsapana

    I was looking for badam i. the dish but then read badam are peanuts. Such a tempting peanut chaat from Kolkata. I would love to try it for evening snack some time.

  2. vaishali sabnani

    I tell you hawkers can go to any length to sell their food , Badaam would definitely attract the customer .. he he.. but then peanuts are the Indian Badaam , right . Lovely chat recipe which I haven’t explored yet !

  3. Even i thought that this Chaat is with almonds, interesting to know that it's peanuts . Love how simple the recipe is !!

  4. wow that is an amazing no cook chaat kalyani, looks so yummy and healthy as well. You are a wonderful explorer , I have always loved your choice of recipes in marathon and here you so again a very new chaat and perfect to munch on anytime 🙂

  5. That is an amazing chaat Kalyani.I was wondering how they could sell something with Badam as street food! After reading your post, I knew what it was!! Superb choice!

  6. Love these kind of no cook yet filling and delicious snacks. Use of the word Badam is a little misleading but who cares as long as the dish is yummy.

  7. Priya Suresh

    Omg, am drooling over that tempting badam makha, wow, i want to make some rite now. Cant wait to make some soon.

  8. Sharmila kingsly

    Indeed i too thought its a chaat using Almonds and then found peanuts.. Brilliant pick for B 🙂

  9. Srividhya

    Clever pick for B… Like others, I was looking for almonds as well. This is one interesting version of peanut chaat. Will try it out soon.

  10. You side tracked all of us just by the name of the dish, Kalyani 🙂 Simple and yet flavorful street food. I now remember that my mom used to tell us that peanuts were known as the badam of the common man in olden days.

  11. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Oh wow! The no cook absolutely caught my eyes and what is there not to like in this street food. I was also fooled by badam and was wondering how is it a street food. What a lovely choice!

  12. Gayathri Kumar

    This is one amazing chatpata chat from Kolkatta. At first I thought that this is almond based, but peanuts is a sweet surprise. The chat looks so yum and sounds so flavourful..

  13. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Wow kalyani, what a find, superb dish! that is awesome munch! Love to have it anytime!!

  14. Mayuri Patel

    My hubby is a lover of roasted peanuts and if I were to serve this to him he would jump for joy. A nice healthy way to enjoy chaat.

  15. preeti garg

    Wow.. love this type of munching snack which are available at roadside.. awesome recipe.

  16. You know my Bihar colleague always used to refer peanuts as chotti badam on further inquiry and it used to be so much fun! This one surely makes a filling snack anytime!

  17. Suma Gandlur

    Simple, uncooked snacks like these are welcome any day in my home. Besides it is protein packed.

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