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Lachha Tokri- Chaat in a crunchy edible bowl!

Papdi Chaat is an Indian fast food made from crispy wafers, potatoes, boiled peas, seasoned yogurt and sauces. These chaat filled crispy layered potato baskets are a perfect evening snack and are quite easy to make.

 

Ingredients (to make the bowl)
2 medium sized potatoes
2 tbsp corn starch
2 metal tea strainers
Oil for frying

Method
1. Peel the potatoes and grate thickly. Squeeze out the water from the grated potatoes.
2. Add the corn starch and mix it well in the potatoes.
3. Divide the potatoes in 5 equal portions.
4. Place one portion in a tea strainer (channi) and spread on all sides of the strainer.
5. Press on top with another strainer and if you have any metal string, tie them together from the handles.
6. Holding the strainers and pressing firmly deep-fry in hot oil, over a medium heat till the potato basket is golden brown. The strainers (channis) should be dipped completely and properly in oil.
7. Remove the strainers from the oil & tap the strainers softly to unmould the basket.
8. Repeat the steps to make all the baskets. Keep aside.

Now use the potato baskets as the bowls and fill it with the delicious potato, yogurt stuffing with chutneys.

The recipe of stuffing

Ingredients:

1. Papri – 5-6 pieces
2. Boiled Chick Peas- 1 Tbsp
3. Boiled and Diced Potatoes- 2 Tbsp
4. Yogurt (Beaten nicely)- 1/4th cup
5. Red Tamarind Chutney- 1 tbsp
6. Green Mint and Coriander Chutney- 1 tbsp
7. Salt- To taste
8. Red Chilli Powder- 1/4th tsp
9. Chaat Masala- 1/4th tsp
10. Thin Sev- 1/2 a tsp
Method:
Before starting, add Salt to the beaten Yogurt and mix it nicely.
1. Lay out the Papri on a plate. Crush them a little while laying out.
2. Add Potatoes and Chick Peas on the papri.
3. Then Put salted Yogurt over it. Add Red Chilli Powder.
4. Add Green and Red Chutneys onto it. Then sprinkle some Chaat Masala.
5. Sprinkle a little Sev on the top for Garnishing.

- Recipe by Vaishali Sharma

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