Katori Chat with Channa | Baked Savory Tarts with Chickpea filling

>>  Monday, November 12, 2012

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

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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Subhashini November 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM  

Yummy option for even snacks

Gajus kitchen November 12, 2012 at 11:05 PM  

The katoris look so tempting..nice idea of using the muffin pan to bake them.

divya November 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM  

Happy Diwali to you and your family dear.looks soo delectable n delicious :)

Sherin November 13, 2012 at 2:04 AM  

Luv the idea of a cup dear. I will try for sure.

Amelia November 13, 2012 at 7:00 AM  

Hi Srivalli, Happy Diwali to you and family, Hope you have a great time.

Your tarts look delicious and healthy version. Love the chick pea filling, yum yum.

Have a nice week ahead.

Vandana Rajesh November 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM  

Happy diwali to you and family Srivalli, the cups look so tempting. These are definitely wonderful appetizers, they turn out well with the readymade puff pastry sheets too.

Priya November 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM  

Amazing chaat, will definitely satisfy my tastebuds, loving those cups,so cute and guilt free.

Nivedhanams Sowmya November 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM  

A very healthy and delicious chat!! Happy Diwalit to you all!!
Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

Pavani November 14, 2012 at 5:11 AM  

Wow.. those katoris do look super cute. They are perfect as appetizers.. LOVE the filling.

kausers kitchen November 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM  

Katori chaat looks so delicious...
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The Pumpkin Farm November 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM  

wow, this looks very nice and appetizing.. loved the size of the cups

foodiliciousnan November 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM  

Chana chat in baked katoris...look real cute. I once made Cheryl Puerto and served out in baked katoeis. these single serves are real fun, right?

sushma November 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM  

Awesome recipe....mouth watering chana

PJ November 17, 2012 at 6:36 PM  

Love this idea Srivalli. Great for kiddy party!

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