Monday, November 8, 2010

Lachha Tokri- Chaat in a crunchy edible bowl!

After the delicious Diwali sweet, its time for some savory snack and what's better than all time favorite Aloo Papdi Chaat  served in a bowl that you can eat? Sounds Interesting, isn't it?
I decided to give a try to Lachha Tokri today (layered basket) made of Potatoes and filled with Aloo Papdi Chaat; it came out soooooo delicious!  Lachha Tokri Chaat is one of the famous chaat in Delhi and no one can beat the one you get from Bikanervala. 

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.

I am going to write here the recipe to make Lachha Tokri ( layered potato basket). I posted the recipe of Aloo Papdi Chaat ((Delicious filling) sometime back ; you can find the recipe HERE.

Click here for printable version.

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

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.
Ready Potato Baskets!

Now use the potato baskets as the bowls and fill it with the delicious potato, yogurt stuffing with chutneys. ( Follow the recipe of stuffing from here)

Enjoy eating the Chaat and the Crunchy Delicious Bowl!

Sending these Gorgeous Edible Chaat Baskets to Foodelicious "Only Chaat" Event!


Kimberly Peterson said...

Wowww these look lovely! And those little baskets are so cute!!

Uma said...

mmm. those cups look so tempting and cute.

Paaka Shaale said...

What an easy way to make the baskets. And I loved the clicks. The aloo chat looks so tempting :)

Tes said...

Wow these tiny baskets look so sweet. This recipe sunds interesting and flavourful. Most of all... it' so beautiful :)

Priya said...

Woww wat a beautiful looking edible baskets, irresistible chat..

Pari said...

I love these baskets and surely bikanerwala is too good. The chaat looks scrumptious.
I have an event going on Chaat in my space, would love if u could participate.

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Rachana said...

Love those cute baskets... and the chaat is simply irresistible.

swapna said...

love the cute and crunchy basket...with aloo chaat on top its delicious....

ravienomnoms said...

What a unique presentation, looks great!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious yummy

Pavithra Srihari said...

WOWWW .. i just thoguth basket is not going to be that easy but it loks simple and will be definitely a perfect chaat for parties .. am sure gonna make it ,.. I triple like it ..

Apu said...

Well done!! Those tokris look super!!

Srimathi said...

Very cool Idea. I love that you made made chaat creatively.

Anukampa said...

Hey vaishali, First time on your blog and I must tell you your Lacha Tokri looks so great and yummy so much better then what we get here in the market. I am surely going to try this .I am your follower now


Sandhya Hariharan said...

Vaishali.. .I have been wondering about the lacha tokri's for a while... and thinking abt its preparation.. great to see ur post in the round up!!

Nithya said...

Wow.. this is fantastic.. I'm sure I would just love it :) I have tried the potato basket earlier when I wanted to make a nest for the vegetable eggs that I made. But I failed in my attempt. But yours makes me tempted to try it out :)

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