Katori Chaat | Tokri Chaat | Basket Chaat

Manisha Mishra
by Manisha Mishra
8 Servings
50 min

An ideal starter or appetizer for any occasions. Katori chaat is made with crispy deep fried katori or baskets. Then these basket is filled with boiled potatoes, boiled black chana, finely chopped onion & tomatoes, and top with chutney and sev. This chaat has some amazing bursting flavours of sweet, sour & spicy which is loved by all age groups. This chaat always take me back in times to Delhi when me & my sister went to Delhi for first time and stayed all alone for our career. For evening snacks, mostly we prefer to order katori chaat from our favourite restaurant.

As I have mentioned in the recipe as well you can prepare the katori’s in advance and store them in a airtight container for further use. Most of the time I prefer baking these katori’s in a bulk and store. So whenever any uninvited guest arrives, I served them katori Chaat or Papdi chaat as it's require minimal ingredients which are commonly available in every Indian Kitchen. This quick & time saving chaat recipe will definitely amaze your guests.

This time I have tried deep fried version of katori's which is my personal favourite version. I prefer to make this chaats in weekend for my family and friends and trust me not even a single person in the room who doesn't enjoy! Katori chaat is always served immediately or it will be soggy. Still some of my friends pack few Katori Chaat for their family, which make me feel amazing!

If you are planning to make for your kids or older person, then katori’s can also be baked as an alternative to make it even more healthy. Basically you can use muffins tray or even small cups to hold the shape. Preheat and bake at 180 degree celsius for 30 minutes or till it turns crisp and golden. Indeed you can decorate katori as per your preference. You can add boiled chickpeas, any sprouts & boiled peas to enhance it taste.

In this post, you will see an easy step by step recipe to make the delicious Katori Chaat at the comfort of your home! If you like this Chaat recipe, then please comment down below. I would love to read your thoughts!!!!

Katori Chaat | Tokri Chaat | Basket Chaat
Recipe details
  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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For Katori
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp oil 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Water to knead
  • Oil for frying
For Katori Chaat
  • 1 cup black chana (boiled)
  • 1 potato (boiled & cubed)
  • 1 /2 cup Curd /Yogurt
  • 4 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 4 tbsp coriander chutney
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves(finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Sev
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For Katori
In a deep bowl, add plain flour, add oil and salt and mix well to get a crumbly texture.
Add water and knead into a semi stiff dough.
Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
Now roll a ball sized dough, and flatten it. Roll slightly thick & prick it all over using a fork.
Place a small steel katori in the centre of the rolled dough and cover all the sides around the katori and trim the excess dough using a knife.
Heat the oil in a deep pan and deep fry 1 katori at time.
Splash oil till the katori separates from the dough and let the katori cook till it is golden brown in colour form both the sides.
Repeat to make 7 more katoris. Drain off extra oil over kitchen paper and keep aside.
For Katori Chaat
To make katori chaat, place a katori on a serving plate.
Add in 1 tbsp boiled chana, 1 tbsp potatoes, 1/2 tbsp onions, 1/2 tbsp tomatoes, 2 tbsp curd, 1 tsp green chutney, 2 tsp sweet chutney, sprinkle little cumin seeds powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala and salt.
Finally garnish with some finely chopped coriander leaves and 1 tbsp sev.
Repeat to make 7 more katori chaats.
Serve the katori chaat immediately, sprinkling chaat masala over it.
  • You can make katori before and store them in airtight container.
  • Deep fry the katori on low to medium flame to turn crisp.
  • You can bake in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 30 minutes.
  • Use katori of your choice to make this recipe.
  • Adding black channa makes chaat more healthy. You can add boiled sprouts as well.
  • Green coriander chutney, sweet tamarind chutney and sev are easily available in market but you can make it at home as well.
  • Prepare katori chaat just before serving.
Manisha Mishra
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