Raj Katori/ Katori Chaat/ Raj Kachori

Raj Katori/ Katori Chaat/ Raj Kachori

Chaat, the word itself is more than enough to tantalize your taste buds and cause you to salivate. I am a biiiiig biiiiig fan of chaat, a big chatori (a person who is in love with chaats).
 
 
Being born and brought up in Delhi (India) Chaats have always been an inseparable dish on our daily menu. Be it to welcome guests, in a party, wedding or for those 4 pm hunger pangs, chaat is always there to please our taste buds or to welcome our guests.
There is so much variety in chaats that you can always pick a new choice. My personal favorite among chaats is the King of Chaats -‘RAJ KACORI’!!

The experimental me wanted to give a twist to the traditional scrumptious Raj Kachoris. Tadaaa!!! Here it is.
A fun spin on the king of all Chaats, RAJ KATORI aka RAJ KACHORIS !!! Instead of deep frying the Poori which is used in Raj Kachoris I have made Katoris or Cups which are made by baking Filo sheets.
Crispy Phyllo/Filo pastry sheets cups, filled with all the regular flavorful and scrumptious fillings, are used in this Raj Katori.
 
 
Taste wise these cute Chaat cups or katoris were same like Raj Kachoris but the difference is the cover or the case in which this filling sits. Instead of making it the traditional way I have put the filling in the cups which I made using Phyllo Pastry sheets. 
They are looking so beautiful, so yummy and so gorgeous aren’t they?
Believe me they were as tasty and yummy as Raj Kachoris are. So, now give your Raj Kachoris a new Avatar and get all the praises and pats and accolades from family and friends!!!!
 
 
Raj Katoris takes time to make but the best part is you can either make all the stuffing elements and katoris beforehand and can just assemble the chaat before serving.

So let’s get started! Let me show you how you could make these yummy Raj Katoris!!!

There are three steps to make these Raj Katoris.
1. How to make Cups- for this please click here (Phyllo cups). I have made a separate elaborate post on how to make these cups or katoris.
 
 
 
2. How to make the Stuffing/ Filling.
 
3. How to assemble the Katoris.


How to make STUFFING
 
INGREDIENTS:

Black Chana- 1 cup, boiled
Moong beans- 1 cup, boiled
Potatoes- 1 cup, boiled, peeled and cubed
Bhalla pakodis- 6-7 ( click here (Bhalla papdi chaat) to check the recipe of Dahi bhalla)
Papdis- 9-10 (I have used store bought papdis)
Boondi- 1/2 cup ( click here (boondi laddo) to check the recipe of Boondi)
Fine Sev- 1/2 cup (I have used store bought sev)
Mint Coriander chutney- 1/3rd cup
Sweet Tamarind chutney- 1/3rd cup
Curd/ Yogurt- 1 cup, beaten well with 1 teaspoon of sugar
Salt- as per taste
Red Chili powder- as per taste
Chaat Masala Powder- as per taste
Roasted Cumin Powder- as per taste
Pomegranate arils- 1/2 cup, to garnish
Chopped Mint Coriander leaves, to garnish

How to assemble KATORIS

First place a Katori on the serving plate.
Put some pieces of bhalla pakodi.
Drizzle some curd.
Now, put some potato cubes.
Sprinkle some masala powders.
 
 
Next add some boiled chanas, moong beans and crushed papdis.
Top it up with generous drizzle of beaten curd.
Sprinkle some more masala powders followed by generous drizzle of both the chutneys.
Next, add some boondi and sprinkle some sev on top.
Lastly garnish with pomegranate arils and chopped coriander and mint.
 
 
 
This way make all the Raj Katoris.
Serve them immediately or else they will be soggy.
Enjoy the yummy Chaat!!!
 
 










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