Finger foods ~ Mini Katori Chaat
Who said a chip has to be eaten with a dip such as salsa or guacamole? Today, I came up with my version of eating a tortilla chip the Indian way. If you are familiar with Katori chaat, (katori meaning a small vessel that holds all goodies) you are probably aware that the process takes time to make each katori. I thought why not I make use of the tostito’s scoops and use them as my pre-made mini katori’s and use it in some Indian-ized chaat. It is bite size, easy to make and tastes great.
The idea did not come to me right away but as I was contemplating to make something for an evening snack with some of my left over sprouted hara channa, my eyes suddenly spotted the tostito’s left over from the Super Bowl event. The rest is history.
Any kind of legume you may I like. I used sprouted hara channa
Sprouted Mung bean (optional)
Tomatoes chopped into small pieces.
Onion finely chopped
Aloo (Potato) booiled and cut into small pieces
Red chili powder as per taste
Salt per taste
Dhania (Cilantro) finely chopped
finely chopped green chili (optional)
Chaat Masala. I prefer Badshah brand.
Dahi (Yogurt), Meethi (Tamarind-Date)Chutney, Dhania chutney (optional, but preferred)
Mix the legumes, mung beans, aloo and spices. Place a spoonful of this mixture in each tostito. Pour a little dahi, meethi chutney, dhania chutney. Top it off with onions, tomatoes and fresh dhania. You can use any combinations of dahi, meethi chutney, dhania chutney and not necessarily use all three. In my experiment, using at least one of the three is a must as it makes the chaat not feel dry while eating. Enjoy your chaat.
Mini Katori Chaat
NOTE: Please adjust the number of onions, tomatoes and other ingredients to as many number of people. It’s hard to measure how many pieces each person might like to eat since it is a bite size food. Hence I did not put precise information on the ingredients.