It’s fairly simple to cook snacks for people who like to eat non vegetarian food…..specially because there are a few standard things that people like and not too much variation is experimented with….but when it comes to vegetarian food…I usually get extremely bored of the standard Paneer and aloo snacks….don’t you?….there was a time when I just couldn’t bear the thought of either eating or offering the same to guests…. So I decided why not experiment with simple…yet fresh ingredients….this is what the experiment led to….
They taste khatta meetha….it’s a lot of flavor….like a dose of freshness….must try at least once!
- • Around nine to ten (9-10) slices of fresh bread.
- • One (1) tablespoon of tomato ketchup
- • One-fourth (1/4) tablespoon of chili flakes
- • Two (2) tablespoons of oil (I prefer to use olive oil)
- • One-fourth (1/4) tablespoon of pepper, or to taste
- • One-fourth (1/4) tablespoon of chat masala
- • One-fourth (1/4) tablespoon of oregano
- • One-fourth (1/4) of a cup of pomegranate seeds- fresh
- • One-fourth (1/4) of a cup of moong sprouts- should be boiled
- • One-fourth (1/4) of a cup of cucumber- finely chopped up
- • Half (1/2) an onion- nicely chopped up
- • One (1) tablespoon of coriander- chopped finely
- • Two (2) tablespoons of imli ki chutney (use readymade)
- • One (1) tablespoon of lime juice
• Take the bread and keep it on a rolling board (also called a chakla). Now use a belan (known as a rolling pin) to roll out the bread. This is how you do it- use the belan and press with this over the bread by applying gentle pressure and thinly rolling out the bread.
• Now take all the seasoning ingredients and mix them using a few teaspoons of oil.
• Next, take a three to four (3-4”) in diameter steel bowl/katori.
• Cut out round shapes in the bread. Coat these using some olive oil.
• Get a muffin tray and place the round shapes of bread in them (this will help you get a Tokri with folded or wrinkled corners).
• Now place these on a high rack and grill for about seven to eight (7-8) minutes. Keep a watch. The tokri’s must turn a beautiful golden brown color, evenly on all sides.
• Next, take all the ingredients that we need for the Tokri filling. Mix these ingredients well in a bowl.
• When you want to serve, place this filling in the Tokri and serve.
*What I personally like to do is add a touch of sauce on the tip….or a green spicy sweet chutney….more than that….grated cheese tastes divine! So try that out too sometime!