Katori Chat with Channa | Baked Savory Tarts with Chickpea filling

For the final day of Cooking with Chickpea, I decided to make this healthy makeover of deep fried Katoris with baked version of the savory tarts. I had imagined a spicy chana filling topped with sev. Imagine the trill the kids had seeing these so decked up cutely. They could hardly restrain themselves and I had to seriously threatened them with some treats if they let me click some decent pictures.

I had made these baked katoris and then made the stuffing later in the evening. The baked ones were crispy however after some hours, it became a bit hard to chew. This recipe actually calls for the katoris to be deep fried. I decided to bake them to get a healthy madeover dish.

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For the Filling




Katori Chana Chat


Ingredients Needed:

For the katoris

Maida / All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup butter, softened
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

For the filling

Kabuli Channa - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium
Tomato - 1/2 medium
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander - Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Amchur / Dry Mango powder a pinch
Chat Masala - couple of pinches
Pav Baji Masala - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

For Serving

Beaten Curds
Imli Ki Chutney
Green chutney
Sev

How to make the katoris

Combine the flour with butter and knead to a soft dough, let it rest for 20 mins.

Dust well and roll out to thin disc, with cookie cutter, cut out circles. Grease the muffin tray and press out the discs. Prick the discs all over

Pre heat the oven at 185 Deg C.

Then bake the katoris for 185 Deg C for 30 mins.

For the filling

Wash and soak chana overnight. Then pressure cook till tender.

Heat the oil in a non stick pan, saute onions. Once they turn colour, add the cooked chana. Then add tomatoes and all the spices. Simmer and cook till done.

For making the chat,

In the baked katoris, fill up with channa, top with curds, khajur imli ki chutney, green chutney, sev and chaat masala.

Serve immediately.

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