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How to Make Lahori Katlama: English – Urdu Recipe

How to Make Lahori Katlama

Katlama is a typical traditional Lahori snack usually available in festival season. Any where you go and you will definitely find about 2 feet diameter fried a big chapatti with strange coating on it and it is one of the delicious snacks of Lahori Halwai.

How to Make Lahori Katlama

Ingredients for Dough:

  1. Flour – 300g
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Oil – 4 tbsp

Method for Dough:

Take a bowl add flour, oil, very little salt and add water slowly to knead and leave for 10 min.

For coating:

  1. Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  2. Red food colour – ¼ tsp
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Tomato – 3 lightly boiled
  5. Dry coriander – 2 tbsp
  6. Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp
  7. Egg – 1
  8. Pomegranate seeds – 2 tbsp
  9. Ajwain – 1 tbsp
  10. Oil – for deep frying


  • Take a bowl add lightly beaten egg, red chilli powder, salt, crushed cumin seeds, crushed coriander, ajwain and pomegranate seeds, mix well.
  • Remove skin from tomatoes and blend in blender with ¼ tsp red colour.
  • Mix this mixture in egg mixture. Add fresh coriander before applying.


  • Make a ball from dough and roll it just like a chapatti now make marks with the help of fork or knife so that oil can pass through from it
  • Now coat it with the tomato paste, with very care put the non coated side in the medium heated oil wait for 3-4 minutes till one side is cooked than turn the other side down and let it cook for more 5-7 min.
  • You can make katlama with mince or potato.
  • Authentic katlama will be served with a Vegetable Korma or a Rogan Korma respectively.

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