Masala Tchotby Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Masala Tchot is a special street food wrap delicacy of Kashmir. This simple recipe is made with boiled dried white peas and a zesty radish chutney wrapped in Lavasa, a soft Kashmiri bread, a favourite among Kashmiri locals. It is ideal for breakfast or can be enjoyed as a filling savoury snack, any time of the day.
- 8Lavasa Bread/Plain Wraps
- 1cupdried White peas (soaked overnight)
- 1/4tspBaking soda
- 1tspTurmeric Powder
- 1tspBlack Pepper Powder
- 2cupWater to boil or as required
- 3/4cupRadish (grated & squeezed)
- 1/2cupOnion (grated & squeezed)
- 1/4cupCabbage (finely chopped)
- 4Green Chillies (chopped, adjust to your spice preference)
- 1tspGinger (finely chopped)
- 1/2tspground Cumin
- 1/2tbspKashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- 1tspDry Mint Powder
- Salt to taste
- 1tbspLemon Juice
- Water (if needed) to adjust the consistency
Wash the dried white peas and place them in a large bowl. Add water and baking soda to the bowl, and soak them overnight.
Wash and drain the peas. Put them in a pot, along with 2-3 cups of water, salt, turmeric, cloves and black pepper. Cook on low heat, adding more water if required in between, until the peas are soft and can be easily mashed. Alternatively, pressure cook for 15 minutes on medium-high and turn off the heat.
Allow excess water to evaporate and mash the peas using a masher. Set aside.
Peel, grate and squeeze excess water from the radish and onion. Place them in a mixing bowl.
Add chopped cabbage, green chillies, ginger, ground cumin, and kashmiri chilli powder. Mix well.
Stir in yogurt and mint powder. Mix well until everything is combined.
Adjust salt to taste and consistency using more yogurt or water, as desired.
To Assemble the Wrap
Gently heat the Lavasa bread or plain wrap over medium heat in a pan until it becomes warm and pliable.
Spread a spoonful of prepared chutney on the wrap.
Place a spoonful of warm mashed peas over the chutney in the centre of the wrap and roll it up.
Masala Tchot is ready to eat. Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
Soaking the white peas overnight ensures they cook faster.
Adjust the chillies to your spice preference.
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