If you go up north, chances are you will find some kind of chaat at every corner of the road. From the Bhel puri, Sev puri to Dahi puri, Papdi Chaat, the list is endless. And if you are wandering around the busy lanes of Varanasi, then chances are you will come across Banarasi Tamatar Chaat. Rather we say, Arre Banaras aaye aur Tamatar Chaat nahi khaaya toh khaak Chaat khaaya?
Unlike its counterparts, this chaat doesn’t have a Puri base. But it is nearly impossible to have a chaat without potato, and that’s the base of this dish. And of course, there’s tomato given the name. The unique part of this dish is that instead of Sev, Banarasi Tamatar Chaat is garnished with Namakpara. Since it is popular in this holy city, you won’t find it being garnished with onions.
Are you itching to try out this dish? Well, check out this recipe by YouTuber Divya.
Where to find Banarasi Tamatar Chaat in Varanasi?
Deena Chat Bhandar
Almost 70-80 years old, this small eatery is the go-to place for Tamatar Chaat. So much so that chefs like Sanjeev Kapoor and Ranveer Brar and Sanjeev Kapoor have visited the eatery to try it out for themselves.
Where: D-47/184, Luxa Road, Godaulia, Varanasi
Price: Rs 40
Kashi Chat Bhandar
Known for some of the best chaats in the city, the Tamatar Chaat here is rated one of the best items on the menu. You can also try Palak Patta Chaat, Bhalla Papdi, Gulab Jamun, Samosa Chaat, to name a few.
Where: D-37/49, Godaulia, Varanasi
Price: Rs 40
Ganesh Chat Bhandar
Another eatery dedicated to chaat, this Chaat corner is a great place to grab a bite. Tamatar Chaat here is as authentic as it gets and is served in an earthen pot. Don’t forget to try out other dishes like Katori Chaat, Chola Samosa, and Aloo Tikki.
Where: Misirpokhra, Luxa, Mahmoorganj, Varanasi
Price: Rs 35