Aloo Tikki Matar chaat..its a delight to watch boiled potatoes turn into patties and shallow fried in hot oil, served with the delicious chaat toppings, yellow peas and chutneys. First in all chaat counters and has a fan following its own.
Preparation Time – 10 Mins
Cooking Time – 20 Mins
Makes 6 servings
As a kid we don’t have memories of our parents taking us out to eat chaat. First, outside food was kept at a distance and second, even the mention of spicy food was enough to raise eyebrows. So the only time we were able to sneak past some and finally confront the watering tongue of ours to reach the chaat stall was under the false assumption of extra classes. Those days were fun!
So, this time around we bring to you one of those childhood memories; those friends meetup points on the chaat stall and those winter late evenings when the hot aloo tikki matar chaat was just awesome 🙂 . So enjoy this Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat Recipe from Flavour Basket and live your childhood memories!!
Flavour Basket would ultimately need a signature recipe with an item depicting the basket with a lot of flavours in it. How about some flavours with potatoes in it? Sounds the first option, right? Potato is the first vegetable that comes to mind when you think about any chaat recipe that could be a good menu item for any street food item. With due respect to Potato, lets make a twist to the item we are going to make today; not that we will be ignoring the master vegetable in our try to make a mouth watering recipe for that evening time with a nice cup of tea, here is a look at kala chana tokri chaat!!
Preparation Time: 20min
Cooking Time: 20min
Makes: 4 servings as per the size of the basket
For FillingFor Basket
Black chickpeas (Kala Chana) : 1 cup soaked & cooked Refined Flour : 2 cup
Chopped and Boiled Potatoes : 1/2 cup Refined Oil : 2 tbs
Chopped Onions : 1/2 cup Carom Seeds : 1 tbs
Chopped Tomato : 1/2 cup Salt : To your taste
Yogurt : 1/2 cup
Red Chili Powder : 1/2 cup
Tamarind Chutney : 1/2 cup
Salt : To your taste
In a hot pan add oil.
Add cumin seeds,fennel seeds and asafoetida powder.
Add cooked black chickpeas(Kala Chana) and mix well.
Add garam masala powder,chaat masala powder,red chili powder and salt.
Mix well and cook for another 2-3 mins and let it cool.
Sieve the flour, salt and carom seeds in a bowl, add 2 tbs of oil and rub between your palms until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add just enough water to the flour mixture and knead into a hard dough.
Keep aside and cover it.
Divide the dough into equal balls and roll out the balls in circles, 2 circles for 1 basket.
Cut the strips of the circles like ribbons using knife or pizza cutter.
To start weaving pattern,start with the first strip and pull it back then pull 3rd strip back and then 5th strip back and so on.
Fold the strips over on themselves.
Lay down a strip of another circle there.Lay back the alternating pulled strips.
Now pull 2nd strip back and then 4th and 6th and so on to finally fold them back over.
Repeat these steps until you reach the end. It may seem tedious, but it goes really fast once you get going.
Now cut the basket weave using cutter or a bowl in the shape of a circle.
Place the basket weave in a metal tea strainer and top with a second strainer.
Hold firmly and deep fry in oil on a medium flame till the basket is golden brown. Remove the strainer from the oil, invert it and tap lightly to unmould the basket.
Assemble one basketin a plate and top with the black chickpeas filling.
Drizzle some yogurt(mix little bit of salt and red chili powder in it) and tamarind chutney on top.
Garnish with chopped onion,chopped tomato,chopped boiled potato and chopped green chili and serve.
Once more here is the video for the recipe, just to make that easier for the steps :). Enjoy!!
Last week turned into a new recipe week. Getting bored with the different flavours isn’t possible, considering that there are so many combinations you could make with the flavours. But then creating new combinations is fun; isn’t that exciting? Little bit of twist and it turned out to be a snack item that your family will love, especially in the evening family time.
Ever since my home is witnessing my 1 yr old daughter’s whooping around, my mind is following healthy food.So I tried out my hands with some spinach (which is good source of iron and calcium ) and hung curd… its nothing but yogurt drained all of its water(high in calcium).And I really wanna my daughter to have them.I know I am sounding like a typical mother who wants to give every nutrition to her kids.
Preparation Time: 10 Min Cooking Time: 5-7 min Makes: 10 Tikkis (acc to size)
Dahi vada chaat…it sounds highly pleasing to the senses for everyone and for me too…but somewhere for me its impossible to make whenever I thought to make it.But last month it crawled in my mind so I decided to take a chance as some relatives were coming for Holi celebrations and I think it perfectly teamed with the evening tea too.
I have grown up seeing the days when my mother and aunts were used to make dahi vada for whole family of 25 to 30 members(yes big numbers.. I belong from a big joint family) and they were used to so busy in the procedure. Hats off to my lovely ladies for making most delicious dahi vada snack. So whenever I thought to make it I always had in my mind I cant do this.
The basic ingredient in dahi vada is lentils. My mother used to make paste of lentils using the traditional flat stone mortar pestle and whip that paste by hands.. again hats off to her. It’s so easy to make anything in today’s life as we have everything electric.So time taken by the Dahi Vada to be ready has become less and now Dahi Vada is no more panic to me.