Are you craving a spicy, tangy recipe of ultimate deliciousness? Rejoice; because your cravings are about to find a respite! Here comes a recipe, Baked Bread Katori Chaat, fully loaded with explosive flavors and myriad textures from assorted sweet and savory filling that makes it a superbly delicious indulgence!
These little baskets of joy will bring a medley of flavors and endless fun to make your special moments with family and friends more delightful!
This is a perfect recipe to try when your taste buds crave an ambrosial experience!
And there is something so good about this recipe; it takes no time to prepare! So this means you don’t have to get into complicated preparations to bring a fantastic recipe to your table.
But wait, there is much more besides the flavors and the looks. You can make the Katori/ baskets well ahead and assemble the recipe when ready to serve.
Now, isn’t that just awesome? You save on time and the last-minute rush! And since they are baked, you can gorge upon them guilt-free without worrying about your health.
What is Baked Bread Katori Chaat
Katori is the Hindi name for bowl/ basket, and chaat is the spicy, tangy, savory dish that is prepared with flavorsome ingredients.
This delicious recipe consists of Katori/ bowls made with bread filled with spicy, tangy chaat ingredients like moong dal sprouts, fried potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and chole and topped with curd and spicy, tangy chutneys.
Chaat masala lends a spicy punch, while the pomegranate seeds are added for a juicy crunch that takes the recipe a few notches up!
Reasons You’ll ♡ Baked Bread Katori Chaat
There are more reasons to love this recipe than its drool-worthy looks and tantalizing flavors. Here is why you will love this appetizer —
Quick; makes in less than 30 mins
Sweet and savory deliciousness packed in one recipe
A nutritious and tasty appetizer
A perfect crowd-pleaser
Can be made in advance (Katori) and assembled when ready to serve
Customizable; can be experimented with the fillings!
In short – This bread tokri chaat recipe is quick, simple, and purely divine!
Baked Bread Katori Chaat Ingredient List
Bread — Bread is the base ingredient used for making the crispy katoris/ bowls, which are filled with a sweet and savory filling. I have used white bread for this recipe. However, you can use any bread of your choice.
Onion — Chopped onions lend a unique flavor and crunch to the recipe.
Tomato — There is nothing better than fresh and juicy tomatoes that turn this recipe into a complete stunner with their flavor and color.
Tamarind & green chutney — Chutneys add an array of distinct flavors, including spicy and tangy, to the recipe, making it irresistible.
Sev — It is sprinkled on top of the filling to give the recipe a slightly crunchy bite.
Sprouts — Moong dal sprouts make the filling more nutritious and exciting.
Chaat masala — Enhances the overall flavor of the recipe and makes it taste its best.
Cilantro Leaves — Chopped cilantro leaves are used for garnishing this fantastic recipe and make it look more gorgeous and super tempting.
Chole — Soaked and boiled chickpeas are added to the filling mixture for more flavor, texture, and nutrition. You can also use canned chickpeas to save time and effort.
Potatoes — Fried potatoes make the recipe more filling and add more flavor to it.
Green chili — This irresistible recipe gets its heat from the chopped green chilies.
Pomegranate seeds — They are added to the topping for the crunch. It also makes the recipe look and tastes superb.
Curd — Drizzled on top of the Katori filling. It adds creaminess and flavor to the recipe while making it more delicious and healthy.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Choose fresh and soft bread — I have used white bread to make this recipe of Bread Katori Chaat. However, you can use any bread of your choice. Just make sure it is fresh and soft, making it easy to roll and shape into a Katori. The old and dry bread slices will not be easy to roll as they tend to break when pressed down.
Versatile recipe — This recipe is versatile and can be customized according to one’s liking. You can fill the katoris with any filling that fascinates you. You can make aloo tikkis chaat, dahi bhalla chaat, sprouts salad chaat, chickpea salad chaat, corn chaat, paneer burji filling, kala chana chaat, or tex-mex salad too. Keep experimenting with the endless options and dig into a new recipe each time.
Swap the yogurt — You can replace yogurt with other dairy-free and vegan options, and your recipe will still taste gorgeous.
Follow the temperature chart — Temperature is vital for making the best recipe that flaunts perfectly crispy and browned bread katoris. If you bake the bread katoris at a lower or higher temperature than recommended, they will either get overly crispy or burnt. So, to make the bread katoris that are perfectly crisp and browned, follow the temperature chart.
Cool the filling — I strongly recommend cooling it before placing it in the katoris because ignoring this step will result in the soggy bread katoris.
For the crispiest katoris — To get the crispiest bread katoris, roll the bread thinly. Thick katoris will not turn crisp, and the recipe will not taste as attractive as it should.
Use canned chickpeas — You can use canned chickpeas to save the soaking and boiling time. Drain the aquafaba (the brine water preserved chickpeas) and use the chickpeas as stated below.
Fixing the sourness in yogurt — If your yogurt tastes sour, add a tablespoon of sugar to sweeten the yogurt and whisk until completely dissolved. Yogurt drizzled on top of the Katori chaat should have a thin, batter-like consistency, making the recipe drool-worthy.
An adaptable recipe — This recipe for Bread Katori Chaat is very versatile. Feel free to add or remove any ingredients you like! The sky is the limit when it comes to filling; you can fill this katoris with whatever your heart desires and dig into your tasty creations!
Add chutneys when serving — You can add the dry filling to the katoris, and it will not harm the crispiness of the katoris. However, the chutneys and wet ingredients like curd should be added later while serving only. If added early, they will turn the katoris soggy.
For baking in the air fryer — When baking your katoris in the air fryer, use the mini tart pans for this purpose. These will make perfect katoris for the recipe.
For baking in the oven — If you are baking the bread katoris in the oven, arrange all the tart molds on the baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until they are crisp and perfectly golden.
Let me know what you think!
These baked bread katoris filled with sweet and savory filling are insanely mouthwatering and simple to make. You just need a handful of ingredients to create this stunning recipe and surprise your family and friends in a few minutes!
Just follow the instructions below and enjoy the process of creating these exciting bowls of happiness!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the katoris for this Bread Katori Chaat recipe in advance?
Absolutely, you can! You can make the bread katoris well 2 days in advance and then assemble them at the last minute to prepare this gorgeous recipe instantly. Work smart without exhausting yourself.
Do some prep work in advance and allow yourself the luxury of enjoying your party the next day.
Besides the bread katoris, you can also partially make this Katori chaat recipe in advance.
You must have noticed that there are various steps to this recipe. So, instead of doing everything on the same day, you can —
Bake the bread katoris and store them on the kitchen counter.
Cook the chickpeas and potatoes a day in advance.
Prepare Moong bean sprouts
Prepare the chutneys beforehand and store them in an airtight container.
Whisk the yogurt and refrigerate.
Peel the pomegranate and store it in the fridge.
And with this preparation already done, you are just left with the assembling part. Set up a chaat station with all the fillings and fixings lined around the katoris and allow the guests to fill and finish the katoris to their liking.
How should I store the cooked Katoris?
Storing the cooked katoris is easy. You can conveniently place the katoris on the counter at room temperature for 2 – 3 days, and they will stay crisp and fresh. Place them on a plate, covered with a kitchen paper towel, and leave.
When ready to serve, heat the bread katoris in the air-fryer for 2 – 4 minutes.
The katoris will become crunchy and delicious again, just like freshly made.
How do I bake the bread katoris in the air-fryer?
The air-fryer method of baking the bread katoris involves the following steps:
Set the Air Fryer at 10 minutes timer and 375° F.
Place the Katori mold in the air fryer and bake them for 8-10 minutes till golden and crisp. Take them out carefully.
Remove Katori from steel bowls after resting for a minute.
Your air-fried Katoris are ready for the chaat.
Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.4mg