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Here's the recipe for Katori Chaat:
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
- Chaat masala
- 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.
Photo Courtesy: Priyanka Arun
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