Raj Kachori for ICC

Years ago , I remember indulging in this famous street snack in a food fair. After that I never attempted to make this or taste this elsewhere. So when Srivalli chose this Raj Kachori for Indian Cooking Challenge , I was so tempted to make it.

For the uninitiated, Raj Kachori is a crispy round ball made out of flour and is filled with all sort of ingredients like potato, sprouts, chutney and garnished with Sev.It is a famous street food from the beautiful state of Rajastan.

Though there are several ingredients that go into making this snack, many of them can be made ahead and assembled just before serving. Also the excess chutney can be stored in the refrigerator and frozen for use on a later date.

Unlike the other months, where I mostly make this either a day before or on the day when I am supposed to post the recipe,I made this way ahead!!

First a glance of the dish....

Here is what you need to assemble this chaat. I prepared everything at home. Though it was time consuming, it was totally worth the effort....

I used:
Adapted from:  Mharo Rajastan's Recipes

For the kachoris:

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Sooji / Semolina- 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

  1. Mix together all purpose flour, Sooji and salt in a bowl .Add warm water little by little and knead to a stiff dough. Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Take a golf sized ball of the dough and roll out into disc. Using a round cookie cutter / bottle lid, punch out circles.[Use a little flour for dusting if required]
  3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the disc one by one. As soon as you drop them into oil, they will puff up.Cook on both sides till golden brown. Drain well and keep aside.
  4. Once cool they can be stored in an air tight container till ready to use.
For the potato filling

Generally potato is boiled ,peeled and cubed and used as such in this recipe. I sauteed  the boiled potato cubes in oil along with a little salt and chili powder. 

To assemble [Refer notes]

Blanched Moong Sprouts
Corinader mint chutney / Green chutney
Dates - Tamarind chutney / Sweet Chutney
Dahi Vada
Curd / Yogurt
Potato cubes
Chaat Masala
Red Chilli powder
Coriander leaves- to garnish

Now to assemble the Chaat.

1.Gently tap the kachori and break open the top part[1] Add the broken pappadi[2],  a piece of the dahi vada[3].

2.Next in goes the potato filling, sprouts and the green chutney.

3.Top it up with lots of fresh curd. Drizzle the sweet chutney and top it up with sev

4.Sprinkle Red chili power, chaat masala and garnish with coriander leaves. You can serve it with some extra crushed pappdi around the sides.....

A very tasty Chaat prepared at home and can be enjoyed when ever you want if you have all the ingredients at hand.....

Note :

Bon Appetit...

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