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Recipe: How to make Katori Chaat

By Priyanka Arun
Last updated on: November 13, 2014 12:21 IST
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Katori Chaat

Ingredients

For the katoris

  • 1/2 cup maida
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the filling

  • 1 cup mixed sprouts (boiled)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander and cumin seeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dried mango powder
  • 1 tsp chole masala
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

For serving and garnish

  • 1 cup beaten curd
  • 1 cup dates and tamarind chutney
  • Green chutney
  • Sev
  • Chaat masala

Method

  • To make the katori, combine the flour, butter and salt and make a stiff dough using a little water. Knead very well.
  • Make small balls and flatten it to the shape of a circle.
  • Take a small steel bowl and grease it with oil on the outer side.
  • Press the circular dough on the exterior of the bowl to shape it like a katori.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Prick them with a fork.
  • Bake them in an oven at 230°C (450°F) for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool the katoris and keep aside.
  • To prepare the filling, heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add asafoetida.
  • Add sprouts, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seed powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, chole masala, salt and 2 tbsp of water.
  • Cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes and keep aside.
  • Take one tbsp of this filling and place it in the katori, one by one.
  • Garnish with sev and chaat masala.
  • Serve with curd, dates and tamarind chutney and green chutney.

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