How to make Khajuri Khasta - Crisp and filled with dates and paneer, these chapattis make a festive fare.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Dried Dates

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

Khajuri Khasta

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

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Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Khajuri Khasta Recipe

  • Refined Flour 4 cups

  • Dried Dates to taste

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Soda bicarbonate 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 2 tbsps + to shallow fry

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Egg 1

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 2 tablespoons

  • Dried dates (chuhare) chopped finely 200 glass

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 200 grams

  • Green chilli chopped 2-3

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Take refined flour in the container of the dough maker. Add salt, sugar, soda bicarbonate, baking powder and butter and start the machine. Add yogurt, egg, milk and continue to process the dough.

Step 2

Mix dates and cottage cheese in a bowl. Add green chillies, chaat masala and coriander leaves and mix well. Add oil to the dough and process till the dough is ready.

Step 3

Take a portion of the dough, spread it on work top with finger tips.

Step 4

Place some stuffing in the centre and shape into a ball. Take onion seeds in a plate and press the stuffed dough balls on it on one side only. Using your fingers pat each ball into a thin chapati.

Step 5

Heat a tawa, place the chapati over it and roast. Apply a little butter and roast on both sides till lightly browned.

Step 6

You can also cook it in a preheated oven at 250°C.

Step 7

Place the chapattis on a greased tray and cook in the oven till lightly browned.

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