Papad Katori Chaat as the name suggest is a crispy and crunchy papadum bowls that are filled with protein-packed delicious chickpea salad. Perfect as a light meal or a tea time snack!
If you think I am constantly obsessed with making katoris (bowls), then you are right! Whether be bread katoris, phyllo bowls, cone chaat, macaroni cups, katori chaat , roti cones– I love to try my hands on all types of katoris – fancy, yummy and made from scratch. These Papad Katori Chaat is a simple and flavorful snack, and as a added bonus, they are
- Can be put together in no time
- Healthy and convenient to eat
- Amazingly delicious, very addictive
- Gluten-free and Vegan delight!
Expecting guests at the last minute? No worries. Prepare these Papad Katori Chaat or bowls in advance. Fill them up with a stuffing of your choice and enjoy a healthy and guilt free snack.
Now on to the recipe!
Microwave cooked papad or papadums are stuffed with an easy and delicious chickpea salad that is utterly delicious and lip-smacking!
You can improvise and choose filling of your choice – use potato filling topped with chutneys, or potato balls with curd and chutney, to fill up these bowls. Personally, for this recipe I have used boiled chickpeas tossed with onion, tomatoes and spices. Prep time or cook time doesn’t involve the time to cook chole/chickpeas. They were precooked. Store bought chickpeas can be used for this recipe.
Shaping the katoris is pretty simple. Wet papad until they are barely soft, pat them dry and then place them over a greased microwavable bowl and press it around giving it the shape of a bowl (as shown in the pic below). Micro for 1 minute on HIGH and papad bowls/katoris are ready. Time mentioned below is for 1 katori/bowl.
Some important pointers!
- Depending on the weather, these katooris can be made ahead of time.
- In other to avoid the katooris from turning soggy, fill them up at the last minute.
- Remember to grease your katooris or bowls before putting the wet papad in.
- If cooked katooris are stuck to the bowl, use a fork or spoon to gently remove them from bowl.
Do give this lip-smacking papad katori chaat a try and if possible share your yummy pictures with me @ Facebook or drop me a note below.
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