Friday, 30 March 2018

Lilva kachori Chaat



Gujarati cuisine originates from a western Indian state, Gujarat. Gujarati food is probably unique in that it is dominantly vegetarian. Besides being predominantly vegetarian, the cuisine of Gujarat holds the distinction for being one of the oldest in the country. There are slight differences in food habits and methods of preparation throughout Gujarat, owing to climactic and cultural variations. Some ingredients like yogurt, buttermilk, coconut, groundnut, sesame seeds, lime juice, sugar, etc are staples in Gujarati preparations. The innovative way in which vegetables and mild spices are put to use particularly sets apart the food of this state from the other Indian cuisines.






Again one month is about to end. So in Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge group, the theme for March month challenge is 'Gujarati Cuisine'. For this theme, my partner is Sujata di who gave me 2 secret ingredients as wheat flour and lilva bean(pigeon pea) and I gave her as radish and lemon. Do check her recipe here using the secret ingredients given by me. Well for me, lilva beans mean one famous Gujarati snack is must to be prepared which is known as Lilva Kachori. Yes, you heard right !! The lilva kachori is a mouthwatering south Gujarati snack specifically during the winter season.


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Specifically during winter, these lilva beans or pigeon peas or tuvar are plentifully available as fresh. But these days like other things, frozen variety is always there in market. So any time of the year, these kachoris can be enjoyed. The whole process of preparation of the basic lilva kachori is mentioned in my previous post. Here I have prepared a chaat using those baked lilva kachori. Who can say no to any tounge tickling chaat !!! Hehe, just lightly crush kachoris by pressing in between palms, pour curd, chutneys and some seasoning and then the droolicious platter is ready within few minutes. These lilva kachori chaat is perfect for party appetizer. Whole process is so easy and quick to assemble. So do try this lilva kachori chaat and give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. Lets go in details.




Preparation Time : 35 mins  |  Cooking Time : 30 mins

Ingredients :        

Ingredients
Measurements
For outer covering
Wheat flour
1 cup
Salt
¼ tsp
Oil
1 tbsp
Water
As needed
For filling
Pigeon pea / lilva (fresh / frozen)
1 cup
Ginger
½ inch
Green chili
3-4 no
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Coriander powder
½ tsp
Amchur powder
½ tsp
Cumin seed
¼ tsp
Lemon juice
½ tbsp
Sugar
¼ tsp
Salt
As needed
Oil
For brushing
For chaat
Curd (well beaten)
¼ cup
Onion (finely chopped)
2 tsp
Green chili
1 no
Green chutney
2 tbsp
Tamarind chutney
2 tbsp
Roasted cumin powder
¼ tsp
Red chili powder
¼ tsp
Chaat masala powder
¼ tsp
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
As needed
Sev
As needed
Black salt
As needed

Method :
  1. To make lilva kachori, click here about which I have posted in my previous post.
  2. Then take a serving platter.
  3. Take 3-4 no of lilva kachori, lightly crush each kachori by pressing in between palms.
  4. Place all the crushed kachori on the platter.
  5. Pour evenly curd, green chutney and tamarind chutney over the crushed kachoris.
  6. Then top with finely chopped onion and green chilies.
  7. Next sprinkle roasted cumin powder, chilli powder, chaat masala and black salt.
  8. Finally garnish with sev and chopped coriander leaves and serve immediately !



Notes :

  • After garnishing, always serve immediately. Otherwise the kachoris'll become soggy.
  • Adjust all the toppings as desire.

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12 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Lilva Kachori but have never thought of making a chaat out of it. Fabulous recipe!

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  2. Lilva kachori chaat looks really tounge tickling Sasmita. Lilva kachori is new to me. But this chhat tempting me to try soon.

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  3. Lilva kachori is new to me....Chat looks tempting........

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  4. I absolutely adore lilva kachori, but I've never made it into a chaat. Looks just awesome! :)

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  5. An all time fav kachoris converted into a chaat platter. Absolutely delicious post! Mouthwatering and I cannot ever get enuf of chaats.

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  6. wow..kachori chaat..just like we get in thelas

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  7. All time happiness on the plate. First the Kachori and then the chaat....

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  8. kachori chaat is simply mouthwatering and pics are deliciously tempting...yummy share

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  9. The chaat looks really yummy. Love the preparation 😚

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  10. A real torture for chat lovers like me, ultimate kachori chaat, drooling here.

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  11. The kachori chaat looks absolutely flavorful and irresistible Sasmita. Wish I could grab that plate right away

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  12. Making lilva kachori into a chaat, awesome idea Sasmita. Lilva kachori was my mum's all time favorite. Also like that they are baked.

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