No More Yearning For Dilli-wali Laccha Tokri Chaat

June 29, 2016 Laccha Tokri Chaat recipe @TheRoyaleIndia 3160 0 0

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Do you often look for some authentic North Indian chaat in your city, and the majority of times you return home disappointed, then why not learn how to make some easy peasy chat recipes and treat your palate?

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Potato Basket Chat, also known as Laccha Tokri chat in Delhi, is like a Pandora box, offering a scrumptious combination of so many complimentary ingredients that leave you wanting more. You can always play around with different ingredients like pomegranate, chickpeas, white peas, sweet and sour chutneys, yogurt, sev, etc. in the filling. If you want to try this recipe at home, here’s how you must proceed:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes


Potato basket chaat ingredients @TheRoyaleIndia

Ingredients for the Potato Basket (Tokri)

  • Potato – 5 (peeled and grated)

  • Oil – For frying

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • Chickpeas (Boiled) – ½ cup

  • Boondi – ½ cup

  • Tomato – 1

  • Potato (Boiled) – 1

  • White peas (Boiled) – ½ cup

  • Salt – ¼ tsp.

  • Black Salt – ¼ tsp.

  • Tamarind Chutney – 4 tbsp.

  • Green Chutney – 2 tbsp.

  • Yoghurt – 4 tbsp.

  • Green Chilli – 2

  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp.

  • Coriander (finely chopped)

  • Fine Sev


Preparing Potato Baskets:

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  • Peel the potatoes, wash them thoroughly and then grate them.

  • Soak the grated potatoes in water for about 5 minutes to get rid of the extra starch and drain well.

  • Place the grated potatoes in a vegetable strainer and deep fry the baskets on medium flame till golden brown.

  • Once done, tap the strainer lightly to unmould the basket, repeat with the remaining potatoes.

  • Place on a paper towel to get rid of the extra oil.

Preparing the Filling:

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  • Soak boondi in hot water for about 5 minutes and drain off the excess water

  • In a mixing bowl combine chickpeas, white peas, soaked boondi, pomegranate, small paneer cubes, boiled potato cubes, green chillies, red chilli powder, as well as salt and mix well.

  • Take sufficient amount of this filling and place it in the baskets (almost half basket must be filled)

  • Now follow it with chopped tomato, yogurt, green chutney, tamarind chutney and black salt

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and fine sev

  • Serve immediately


  • To make an oil free version you can arrange the grated potatoes in a greased muffin tray and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.

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  • Placing the potatoes in ice cold water prevents it from getting dark.

  • Try preparing the baskets with old potatoes as they make crispier baskets.

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