Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spiral Cone Chaat

Last time i went to this wonderful home decorating store and saw those cream horn cones and picked them. It came in a package of 4 cones. How beautifuly these stores arrange their goodies and we fall in their trap leaving our poor husbands worried about their credit cards.
Initially i wanted to bake some puff pastry cones and stuff them with some fruits and cream but that was not what was suppose to happen...
I saw this recipe in masterchef india and thats how these chaat cones were created.
The chutneys and the cones can be made in advance.

For the cones-

Maida : 1 Cup ( I got 6 cones)

Ghee : 1 Tblsp

Salt to taste

Oil to fry the cones

Warm the ghee and add to maida. Put the salt and knead with water to make a semi stiff dough. Divide the dough in 3 parts. Take one part of the dough and with the help of little maida roll it thin like roti, don't use lot of maida for dusting. After rolling cut thin long strips. Then take the cream horns and start rolling each strip like a coil , after one strip is rolled seal it with water and then take another strip and start rolling from where the previous strip ended ... keep rolling as many strips as required till the entire horn is covered , seal the edges of the strips with water so that the cones doesn't open up when frying.
Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry in medium heat till golden brown. Drain and keep on absorbent paper. Repeat with the remaining 2 parts of dough.
After the cones cool little , gently pull out the cream horns so that the cones don't break. This process has to be done very patiently else you will end up with broken cones. One of mine broke so i mixed that with the chaat filling.

For the date and tamarind chutney ( खजूर और इमली की चटनी) :
Dates : About 12-13 dates deseeded and chopped
Tamarind pulp : 1/2 cup
Sugar or jaggery : 1/2 cup ( I used sugar)
Chilli powder, Black salt, Roasted cumin seeds powder, Dry ginger powder, Black pepper powder : According to your taste buds
In a kadhai add the tamarind pulp and 1/2 cup water and let it boil then add the chopped dates, sugar or jaggery and the spices. Let the mixture boil till it thickens then strain the mixture to get the chutney.

For the green chutney ( हरी धनिया और पुदीने की चटनी ) :
Coriander leaves : 1 bunch
Mint leaves : 1bunch
Green chillies : 2 -3 ( Can add more according to your taste)
Ginger : Small piece
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Grind all of the above together into a smooth paste adding little water.

For the chat filling :

Boiled and mashed potatoes
Boiled chick peas
Boiled sweet corn( I used frozen)
Chopped onions
Chopped tomatoes
Chaat masala
Chaat can be made in many ways , so you are free to choose your filling and their quantities.
Mix all the ingredients.


Take a cone put some tamarind chutney first then fill the prepared filling, top with whipped curd, both the chutneys, sev and garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves and serve. This should be consumed immediately else it will turn soggy.


  1. This looks amazing, I bet it tasted great.

  2. @ Ayeesha,

    This was very tasty and we found ourselves fighting for the very last piece...

  3. Mehnaaz,
    do try it..a bit long process but worth the try


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