Updated: Aug 24, 2020
My grandmother made this dish a couple of months ago and I loved it. It's simple, light and tasty and is very customisable. Tokri chaat means bowl chaat or basket chaat and is a great dish for the summer.
C-Crispy, soft, spicy and sweet H-Happily enjoy this fun and easy treat
A-Add in some pepper or some ajwain seeds
A-Amazing and customisable
T- Tokri chat is is a great way to have energy and feel unstoppable
I have filled my tokri chaat with a spicy sprout salad, a tangy green chutney potato chat and a sweet bhel puri mixture. I decorated my tokri chaat with some edible rice paper flowers.
My family loves to customise and create their own tokri chaat
Tokri Chat is pronounced-(Tok-ri Cha-a-at)
Note- Tokri chaat can also be called katori chaat
It's a simple yet delicate dish and it a perfect evening snack or dinner starter.
1 cup All purpose flour / Maida
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1 tbsp Cooking oil plus more for greasing
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 fat pinch Salt
1/2 cup Warm Water
Making the Dough
Gather all the ingredients and a large mixing bowl.
Add all the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix well.
Now slowly add warm water to the mixing bowl, 1 tbsp at a time and start bringing the ingredients together in a dough. Make a tight dough. We do not want soft dough for this recipe. 1/2 cup water will not be used completely. Only few tablespoons of warm water will be used to make a tight dough. Knead for 2 minutes. Transfer the dough in an air tight container and let it rest for 10 minutes. Set aside.
OVEN BAKED METHOD
PREHEAT THE OVEN AT 375*F or 190*C.
To make Baked Chaat Katori, we will use medium size Muffin Tray with 12 holes. Also, we are going to invert this muffin tray and use the back side of the tray. Grease these mounds with oil or cooking spray and set aside. You may use small Katoris also in case you do not have muffin tray. Use good steel quality katoris.
After resting the dough for 10 minutes, divide it into 12 equal portions and transfer these back into the container. Keep them covered till ready to roll or they will dry out.
Take 1 portion and roll into a perfect round dough ball. Now grease your clean work counter or rolling board with little oil. Roll out the dough ball into thin circular disc (like Poori), about 3.5 to 4 inches in diameter. Fork it thoroughly all over, so that it does not puff up while baking.
Now place this forked disc on top of the inverted muffin mould. And pinch and fold the loose sides tightly, overlapping. Finish all the dough balls like that.
Place the muffin tray carefully inside the hot oven.
Bake it in the oven for 12-15 minutes till they are golden and crisp. Mine were done in 12 minutes. Time can vary from oven to oven.
Take out the muffin tray carefully. Let the katoris rest on muffin mould for 1 minute. Then carefully remove them from the muffin mould and keep on wire tray for cooling. Once cooled at room temperature, you can use these the same day or store in an air tight container for the future use.
These shall stay good and crisp for 2-3 days in an air tight container.
I got this recipe from- https://simplyvegetarian777.com/baked-chaat-katori/
I hope this post inspired you to create innovative dishes.