Chatpate | Source: Instagram/f0odie.me | Instagram/foodinbutwal
Chatpate | Source: Instagram/f0odie.me | Instagram/foodinbutwal

Chatpate Recipe – A Guide on How to Make the Classic Nepali Street Food

Milla Sigaba
Jan 02, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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Nepal, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, is not just known for its breathtaking landscapes but also for its vibrant and diverse culinary scene. One of the standout stars in Nepali street food is "Chatpate," a flavorful and spicy snack that tantalizes taste buds and has become a beloved treat for locals and visitors alike. Now, with this Chatpate recipe, you can make this delicious dish in the comfort of your home.

Chatpate is a savory dish filled with different textures and flavors that is popular on the streets of Nepal. While the dish's recipe varies from region to region, the street food is characterized by its spiciness from the fresh chilies, the crunch from the raw noodles, and the pillowy softness of the potatoes.

Locals usually eat Chatpate in the summertime; however, you can enjoy this mouth-watering dish all year round with the perfect Chatpate recipe, which mainly consists of ingredients you probably already have in your home.

Chatpate Recipe

Chatpate is a dish consisting of different foods — from puffed rice to potatoes and raw noodles. However, when paired, the ingredients form a delicious, lip-smacking, and irresistible meal. Find the recipe for Chatpate below:


  • One bowl of puffed rice (uncooked)
  • One cup of cooked green peas
  • Finely chopped onion
  • One chopped tomato
  • Two boiled potatoes
  • Four or five green chilies
  • A packet of noodles (uncooked)
  • One cup of Dalmot
  • Finely chopped cucumber
  • One lemon
  • Salt or black salt
  • A pinch of Cumin powder
  • Chili powder
  • Chopped coriander
  • A teaspoon of mustard oil


1. Add your finely chopped onion, tomato, chilies, and cucumber in a large bowl. This combination provides a burst of colors, textures, and tastes, making Chatpate a visual and gastronomic delight.

2. After dicing your two cooked potatoes, you will add them to the bowl, along with your cup of cooked peas.

3. Follow this step by adding your seasonings: Chili powder, salt, or black salt (this is recommended as it enhances the dish's flavor), and cumin powder. Next, add your chopped coriander.

4. One of the last things you will place into the bowl is your packet of noodles, a cup of Dalmot, and a bowl of puffed rice, as you want to keep their crispiness.

5. Lastly, drizzle the juice of a lemon for that tangy kick, and add a teaspoon of mustard oil over your dish for flavor.

Properly mix all of your ingredients, ensuring an even distribution of flavors. The goal is to coat every element with a delicious blend of spices and seasonings.

In five simple steps, you can enjoy the taste of Nepal in Chatpate and easily make this dish whenever you're craving something spicy, crunchy, and bursting with flavors.

Be sure to use fresh ingredients. Making Chatpate at home is not just a culinary adventure but a way to bring the vibrant flavors of Nepal to your kitchen. For more recipes, here is a delicious Chicken Yok Recipe.

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