Sunday, January 11, 2015

How to make Katori Chat ~ Step by Step

For the second day under BM#48, Chaats, I have my most favorite Chats, the Katori Chat. Chats are those dishes that one can literally adapt to their taste and methods. The first time I tasted these were during a cooking competition that I was judging. The ladies had come out with such interesting dishes and some innovative dishes.

The Katori Chat that I tasted that day was so sinful with loads of aloo and chat ingredients added. I have been planning on making this forever! As with all chats, the chutneys are a must. I made a green chutney and a meethi chutney along with boondi and sev for the crunch.

While Konda and Peddu enjoyed as such, Chinnu enjoyed the crispy outer  shell with sev and boondi.

Well as expected there was much demands for this to be repeated again. The outer shell takes some time to get cooked, while once made it's such a breeze.

Katori Chat with Curried Kala Chana

Ingredients Needed:

For the Katoris

All purpose flour/ Maida - 1 and 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Cold butter - 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
Small Katoris for the shape

How to make the Katoris

In a wide bowl, take the flour, salt, ajwain and cold butter. Crumble well. Add water slowly and knead to a stiff dough.

Dust well and roll out thin. Using a katori, press out the rounds. Grease the katoris that you want shape on. Press the cut circles on the katoris, Prick with fork all over the katoris, so that it doesn't puff up.

Heat a kadai with oil, gently drop the katoris into the hot oil. Cook on low flame till the katoris turn crispy. Remove on kitchen towels, Then again fry for a second time, so that the katoris become crispy.

Drain and store in an air container.

For the Stuffing

Brown Chana - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chili powder
Roasted Cumin powder
Turmeric powder

Heat a pan with oil, add the boiled chana, all the spices, cook till all the spices are incorporated to the channa.

For Green chutney

Coriander leaves handful
Mint leaves handful
Green Chillies
Lemon Juice
Salt to taste

Grind all the ingredients together, add lemon juice.

For assembling the Katori Chat

Fried Katoris
Green Chutney
Sweet Chutney
Spiced Kala Chana
Sweet Curds
Coriander leaves

Assemble the fried katoris on a plate, add the spiced chana, onions, chutneys, top with sev and boondi, serve right away

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Varadas Kitchen said...

Very colorful. Chats in any form is tasty.

Mayuri Patel said...

delicious looking chaat.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

hmmm tempting srivalli..will try

vaishali sabnani said...

Making these shells is a job..I adopt the easy method and get them from outside...kudos doing from scratch. .lovely colorful pics..and I actually feel like eating some right now:)

Suja Ram said...

Those shells look great Valli. Though it takes time n effort, all worth it for this yummmmmy Chaat. Bookmarked. Pics are lovely too.

lavina agarwal said...

Wow yumm yumm..super yummy .lovely pictures

Chef Mireille said...

wow what a spread...looks so tempting

Priya Srinivasan said...

Oh yum yum yum!! That is one colorful spread! I want to make some now!!

Srividhya said...

All I can say is woooowwwwww. You are so patient to take all those pictures and arrange them and post. Wonderful

Harini-Jaya R said...

Wow! You fried individual katoris? Hats off for your patience!! The results make it worthwhile, I guess!!

sneha datar said...

A tempting and yummy katori chat.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow valli u rock, those katoris are torturing me, hats off to your tremendous work.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice homemade katori shells,sounds very interesting and the chaat looks so colorful..kudos to your effort and patience...

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

I can't stop admiring your patience in making all the katori from scratch....Beautiful presentation!! They look awesome indeed..

Pavani N said...

That is such a crowd pleasing and delicious katori chaat. Can the katoris be made ahead of time and stored?

Archana Potdar said...

Mmmmm! Valli can I join you alonng with the kids. This is just yum.

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