Friday, April 5, 2013

Chatori Katori

Chatori katori

Crispy katori or basket filled with sweet, tangy spicy goodness. This is the most fun way to have chaat, a great way to serve chaat to your guests and kids just adore these. Make your own crispy katoris by using wonton wrappers for bite sized baskets or larger spring roll wrappers for a serious chaat katori. I have also seen some ready made packages of crisp bowls at costco.

Katori Chaat

Ingredients: (serves 4)
8 Spring roll wrappers
Chaat Stuff
1 cup toasted peanuts or chana dal namkeen
1/2 small red onion chopped
green chilies chopped
fresh coriander finely chopped
lime juice to taste
chaat masala to taste (recipe below)
  1. Defrost spring roll wrappers according to package directions.
  2. Trim the square spring roll wrapper edges using a large round cookie cutter to form rounded wrappers.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Prepare the muffin pan by spraying it with oil. Also lightly spray the spring roll wrappers on one side.
  5. Tuck these into muffin cups, oiled side up. Press down to fit into bottom and sides.
  6. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing. Keep aside. 
  7. Meanwhile mix the other ingredients to make chatpat chaat. Fill the prepared cups (katoris) with this and serve immediately. 
  8. You can fill these with any type of chaat you like. 
Chaat masala
2 whole red chilies
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Black peppercorns
1/2 tsp dry mango powder(Amchur)
1/2 tsp dry mint
Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and red chilies in a skillet till they impart a roaster aroma. Cool and dry grind to a fine powder. Add mint and amchur to this concoction to make a chaat masala.

Other chaat filling ideas
  1. Sprouted moong dal mixed with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander lime juice, salt and chaat masala to taste. 
  2. Boiled potatoes cubed and drained canned chickpeas mixed with finely chopped onions, green chilies, coriander salt and chaat masala to taste. Topped with a tsp plain yogurt and drizzled with green chutney and tamarind chutney
  3. Bhelpuri mix combined with finely chopped onions, boiled cubed potatoes, green chilies, coriander, lime juice, salt and chaat masala to taste. 
  4. Small cubes of various fruits such as apple, grapes, banana, pear, orange, pineapple, mixed with a pinch of black salt and sugar and a bit of chaat masala and lime juice.

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