After requesting for another batch to be procured just for the chat making, I set about making it. End of the long process, where I ended up making the chutneys and all, it was a delicious meal. If only there is a case of having everything on hand and all you do is turn your magic wand and this gets done. I really wish that happens.
Chole Tikki Chaat
For the final Assemble
For the Chole Masala
Kabuli Chana / White Chickpeas – 1 cup
Onions, chopped – 2
Tomato puree – 2 medium
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander, Roasted Cumin powder – 2 tbsp
Chilli powder 1 tbsp
Dried Mango powder / Amchur – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Black pepper – 1/4 tsp
Tomato sauce 2 tbsp
How to make the Chole Masala:
Heat a non stick pan, add finely chopped onions, add all the spice powders. Saute well. Cook for couple of minutes.
Then add the tomato sauce, tomato puree, cook in sim for 5 mins. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to boil. Cook till everything is nicely cooked.
Now add boiled channa dal and combine everything well.
Add water as required to get the gravy and bring to boil. Once done, switch off and keep it aside.
Paneer Stuffed Potato Tikkis
For the tikkis
Potatoes, boiled – 3 medium (1 1/2 cups
Cornflour – 2 tbsp
Bread slices – 2
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Red Chilies – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
For the Paneer filling
Crumbled paneer – 1 cup
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Roasted Coriander powder 1 tsp
Tomato puree – 2 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tsp
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for pan frying
How to make:
Soak the bread in water. Squeeze out the excess water and crumble it.
Mix the potatoes, cornflour, crumbled bread, spices and salt and knead well into a soft dough.
Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions, shape into even sized rounds and keep aside.
For the filling
Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, tomato purée and salt and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the paneer and mix well. Cook for one minute more.
Remove from the fire, coriander and mix well.
Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions.
How to make the Tikkis
Flatten out each potato portion into a 2″ diameter circle. Place one ball of the paneer filling in the centre of each circle.
Bring together the edges in the centre to seal the filling inside the potato.
Repeat with the remaining portions to make 9 more tikkis.
Pat on all sides and flatten them slightly.
Heat a non stick pan with oil, place all the tikkis, pan fry the tikkis on both sides till golden brown.
How to assemble the Chole tikki Chat
In a serving plate, place a ladleful of Chana Masala, place on tikki on top, Pour the Tamarind chutney, Green chutney, Dahi.
Now sprinkle the sev over this and finely chopped coriander leaves.