Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bread Cups Chaat

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Bread cups chana chaat was a mix n match combi that I came up with for last evening :) It was thoroughly exciting to make, cute to look at and yummy to eat :)

I was bowled out with the idea of bread cups when I saw it in Asha's blog. But I really wanted to make it in a Desi way :) The first thing that struck me when I thought of bread was chana masala. They are such an awesome pair that I can never deny eating.

Hence my bread cups chana chaat was born ;) Crispy crust, Spicy chana masala topped with crunchy onions. Slurp... my hunger for chaat was absolutely fulfilled :)

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Chana masala

Ingredients:

Chana(chickpea) - 2 cups
Tomatoes - 4
Onion - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 5 pods
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 3
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chole masala - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Kasori methi - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste
Lemon juice - 1 tsp (optional)

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Method:

Soak chana in water overnight. Pressure cook and keep it aside.

Chop tomatoes finely.

Grind cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic, roughly chopped onions and 1/4 cup of cooked chana together into a smooth paste by adding some water.

Take a tblsp of oil in a pan and crackle cumin seeds. Add the chopped tomatoes and ground paste. Fry this for a while until tomatoes get cooked and the raw smell disappears.

Now add chilly powder, coriander powder, chhole masala, turmeric powder, kasori methi, sugar and salt to it and mix well. Drop in the cooked chana and allow it to boil for few mins.

Switch off the stove and add a tsp of lemon extract and mix well. You can skip this step if your tomatoes are tangy enough.

Finally garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

You can serve this with chapathi or any Indian bread or even sprinkle some chopped onions and have it as a chaat.

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Bread Cups

Ingredients:

Bread(milk or wheat) - 6
Butter - 2 tsp

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Method:

Cut circles out of bread using a round cutter or a container lid. Dont throw away the corners(wait to see what I made with those) ;)

Flatten the bread circles using a rolling pin. Apply some butter on both sides of bread, including the edges, and fit into the muffin tin that is also very lightly greased with butter or oil.

Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C and bake for 10-12 mins. My cups were done in 10 mins. It was slightly brown at the bottom, firm and crisp.

Allow it to cool on wire rack for a while.

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Assembling:

Fill in tblsp of prepared chana masala into the bread cups. Top it with some finely chopped onion, aloo bhujya and coriander leaves.

Enjoy biting into a yummy chaat :)

Note:

Do not add too much of gravy into the bread cups. Your bread cups could become soggy.

Assemble it just before you eat.

Make any salad of your taste and you can serve them in the bread cups :)

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Written by: Nithya
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53 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds cool,instead of bread chat, make it more special by baking breads as cups and make it more manageable in hands ;) So cute they are :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow they look very cute...If I had bread at home now I would have tried this...but sure to try it out soon :) The papers are very cute and the color combination has come out very well! Tempting to have a bite...:)

kitchen queen said...

verrrrrrrrrry innovative.the bread cups look so cute and accurate with the delicious cholay.

Prathibha said...

Looks cute..loved the way u served it..wish I could gobble a couple of them..:)

Sanctified Spaces said...

So cute Niths...

jeyashrisuresh said...

Interesting and yummy one.I have tasted a similar one in my friend's place.She made the base with puff pastry sheet.
Pictures are tempting.

Chitra said...

Looks very cute. Awesome clicks..I'll try for sure :)

webdework said...

OMG! What a wonderful looking loaf. Wish I was there when it was being prepared.Awesome idea really. Como of chole and bread in this form is fabulous. Love them both..But never tried this combo.. They look wonderful together.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Blogging is not only fun but also a learning process. Really liked the idea of bread cups here. They make a cute base here. And what to say about ur presentation !! Wonderful !!!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ms.Chitchat said...

That's a cute looking bread cup,loved the idea of filling them with channa masala,got to try soon :)

Kanchan said...

wowiee .. loved your idea of baking the bread cups .. looks beautiful.

Ramya said...

Looks soo cute...Wish i cud bite into one of those yummy bread cups..






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Nithya,

Very creative...Love the idea...They look tho cute...Stop by ma blog dear!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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Anuradha said...

Crispy crunchy bread cups. Bread chenna is a world known mouthwatering dish. This idea of bread cups is amazing. I guess one bread cup serves one mouthfull. Yummy to think.. I wish someone invents a way for transfering taste through internet.

Priti said...

Cute clicks ....looks yum..lovely idea..

simply.food said...

Very innovative, cute and tasty snack.
The clicks are awesome.

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks innovative and very tempting dear....
Amazing clicks :)

S.Menaga said...

looks so cute...tempting bread chat!!

divya said...

What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

Swapna said...

Good one Nithi! I also make something similar to this but topping is vegetables mixed with white sauce and cheese and then bake...

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Just love your clicks and recipes. Superb.

Tina said...

cute clicks dear.....bread cups sounds interesting...

Latha said...

Bread cups look very cute and delicious. Chole looks awesome too.

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful..Beautiful..!!! looks so yumm!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

These are so cute and lovely..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

kavitha said...

Love your innovative idea Nithi.Bread cups chaat looks so adorable.As usual clicks are very tempting;)

Anu Nandu said...

LOVE it Love it love it! Beautiful simple recipe and picture perfect shots!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Very creative. Sounds grt.

RS said...

Looks Very Delicious:)

Vimitha Anand said...

A different and lovely snack... Great one

kothiyavunu.com said...

Awesome nithi..those looks so cute!! Very inviting!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Cool idea dear,lovely snack..beautiful clicks.

savitha ramesh said...

Lovely bread cup chaat.very innovative.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

They are superb....very innovative idea...

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Pavithra said...

Thats one cute cups..I too make similar cups with different fillings. But bread and channa is awesome combo and Wish I can grab one from screen now. Love all the pictures Nithi :)

Cilantro said...

Cute looking bread cups, looks delicious. My family loves bread & channa and this is a great idea to serve.

Now Serving said...

that is a wonderfully creative chaat! LOVE IT

Edible Art said...

aww how delicate,
very clever with the bread bowls!

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Hey Nits,

I bow down to your creativity! The cups look soooo cute. Will certainly give it a try soon. But waiting for your next post with what was done with the bread edges. Curious to know and see.

Regards,
Seema
amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
seemabbas.blogspot.com

Lakshmi said...

lovely combination... we can eat the chat like paani puri, each in one mouth ., hehe :) the pics are very very lovely :)

Abhilash Pillai said...

i was wondering how the parents would have been experiencing each experiments by the children :)

My friend use to say that each of her bitter experiments would be the meal of her dog. :)

Your preparations look presentable... hows taste Nithya? :) kidding...

sweethome said...

The cups looks so beautiful
Wonderful idea... Loved it

Spicie Foodie said...

What a lovely and delicious recipe. I love the bread cups, it's very creative.

Vaishali Sharma said...

Lovely bread cups chaat....Beautiful idea! I made lachcha tokri (shredded potato cups chaat few days ago and posted)

http://www.zestyflavors.com/2010/11/lachha-tokri-chaat-in-crunchy-edible.html

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Bookmarked, I am dying to make and have those bread cups.

Avika J Chawla said...

Really liked this one..Very innovative..i will try it for sure :)and i am book marking ur blog
http://varietyisthespiceofyourlife.blogspot.com/

Nisa Homey said...

This sounds wonderful nithya, I will definitely try this and give u a feed back.

Eat Hearty said...

Looks so cute and must be very easy and no doubt yummy to eat :)

Nisa Homey said...

Nithya, I made these yesterday for my kids...and it disappeared so fast that I couldn't click them...my kids told me better luck next time amma!!!

cumincoriandercardamom said...

Brilliant !!!! Ingenius way of making cups out of bread..

Madhu said...

simple and tasty evening snack and a party snack too. Thanks

Smishri said...

Wow ! loved the concept of bread cups with Chana Masala...a definate hit with kids!!

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