A Twist To The Indian Street Food: Katori Chaat
Guests coming in this evening? Looking for the recipe of a tangy snack which is tasty and easy-to-make at the same time? Your search ends here! The Katori Chaat is what you've been looking for. It's spicy, simple and every bit Indian. Plus, it will not take more than 30 minutes of your time. Craving already? Wait no more. Put on your aprons and begin right away.
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1/2 cup flour (maida)
1/4 cup butter
Boiled and chopped potatoes
Fine chopped onions
Sweet and sour chutney
Chopped coriander leaves
Use maida, butter and some salt to make a stiff dough. Pinch out balls from the dough and use the outer surface of a small steel bowl (katori) to give them cup-like shapes. Heat oil in a pan and fry your maida katoris along with the steel ones. The steel katori will eventually separate and float in the oil; use a pair of tongs to remove it from heat. Deep fry your maida katoris until they turn brown.
Alternatively, you could also use a muffin tray to bake your katoris. This would be a no-oil, healthy version of the Katori Chaat.
Mix the potatoes, corn, cucumber, tomatoes and onions in a mixing bowl. Be generous with the chutneys; a chaat is not Indian if it's not spicy! Tomato ketchup and chilli sauce also do the trick pretty well if the chutneys are not available. As a matter of fact, the filling could have anything of your choice. If you're a health freak, don't shy away from using sprouts and beans.
Fill each katori with the filling when you're ready to serve them. Sprinkle some sev and chopped coriander on top and your delectable Katori Chaat is ready! Your guests will be surprised to see the Indian, tangy version of tarts and you will not fall short of compliments.