For this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge, Valli & Vaishali wanted us to make Raj Kachori, a Rajathani chaat item. When Valli announced the challenge, I read the recipe and thought it was really elaborate with quite a few components to be prepared and then completely forgot about it. Then suddenly this past weekend I realized it was almost time to post for ICC and I didn’t make the dish. I knew I had no sooji in the pantry and gave up on the challenge. But when I checked again I found a small container of sooji (!!), I’m not even sure where that came from. Anyway that meant I was going to make this delicious chaat for this month’s challenge.
It is definitely an elaborate dish and cannot be made in a rush. So make sure that you read the recipe completely and plan to make the components ahead of time or plan to give yourself enough time to complete them.
I am lucky that my mom is visiting us and she actually made the kachoris and boiled the dals while I was away running errands. We actually had these for dinner and they were quite filling. I took some help and used store bought papdis and sev. Also I didn’t make dahi wada, instead just used plain yogurt/ dahi as a topping.
I’ve never had this chaat before, infact I’ve never even heard of it. So I checked Nisha Madulika’s Youtube video to see how to make and serve this chaat. All in all this is a delicious and lip smacking snack. A true treat for all Chaat lovers.
For the Kachori:
- 1 cup All purpose flour
- ¼ cup Sooji Semolina /
- 2 pinches Baking soda
- ½ tsp Salt
Ingredients to make Raj Kachori:
- moong Boiled green
- chickpeas Boiled (black or white)
- Potato Boiled (es) - diced
- Dahi wada (I didn't add this)
- Green chutney cilantro chilies ginger lemon juice sugar salt - Blend , green , , , & . Recipe in detail here from Manjula's Kitchen
- Tamarind chutney sauce - Recipe from Manjula's Kitchen here . I cheated and used store bought Tamarina .
- Yogurt - whisked
- Chaat Masala
- Salt Black
- chili powder Red
- Sev - homemade or store bought
- Cilantro Leaves - finely chopped
- Onion - finely chopped