Puffed Rice ‘Chatpate’ Snack

Chatpate or Puffed Rice Snack is a popular street food back in our hometown Kathmandu (Nepal). It’s full of raw and semi-cooked veggies, is oil-free, light, spicy, and surprisingly crunchy.

Chatpate Recipe


But the one thing that makes Chatpate outstanding is how EASY it is to prepare this. You simply dump all the ingredients together, give it a nice stir, and voilà, your Chatpate is ready.


Chatpate Recipe

Chatpate Recipe

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Puffed Rice ‘Chatpate’ Snack




Yield 4 cups

Chatpate or Puffed Rice Snack is a popular VEGAN street food in Kathmandu.


  • 1 cup Cucumber - diced
  • 1 cup Carrot - diced
  • 1 cup boiled Potato - diced
  • 1 cup boiled Peas
  • 1/2 cup diced Onion
  • 1/2 cup diced Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Black Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 3 cups Puffed Rice
  • 1 small bunch Freshly Chopped Cilantro


  1. Add all the ingredients (except Puffed Rice) into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the puffed rice. Give it a gentle stir and serve. [Adding rice in the later stage retains its crunchiness.]

Courses Snacks

Cuisine Nepali

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 136

% Daily Value

Total Fat 1 g


Saturated Fat 0.1 g


Sodium 40 mg


Total Carbohydrates 32.5 g


Dietary Fiber 5 g


Sugars 12 g

Protein 4 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. I drove 2 miles to a grocery store just to buy this “puffed rice”. Just made this as a snack and oh my good, it’s so light and delicious. I think I’ll be making some more and will save them in airtight bag. Thanks for sharing!

  2. OMG! This looks seriously delicious. I first found out about this recipe from my nepali neighbours but I forgot its name at the time. So glad I found it here.