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.
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Papad Katori Chaat
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Papad katoris filled with a protein packed delicious chickpea salad is perfect either as a light meal or a tea time snack. A vegan delight!
Add chopped cilantro leaves and chopped green chilies..
Add chopped tomato...
Add all the spices...
And mix. Adjust seasonings. I have not used lemon juice in this recipe but adding that will add an extra zing and flavor to the chickpea salad. If you choose to add lemon juice then save it for the last, along with boondi.
Take a Papad or Papadums
Dip it in water for few seconds or until soft..
Rest it on a paper towel..
Cover and dry completely.
Grease a katori..
Lift Papad or Papadums...
Spread it over the bowl/katori..
Gently press the center down and arrange rest of papad in the bowl.
Microwave it for a minute on HIGH.
Cooked papad is all cooked. Wait for a few seconds and then remove it from the bowl. If there are couple of spots that are still wet, no worries, cook the shaped katori for another 30 seconds.
Set it in a plate and repeat the process with rest of the papads.
Cooked katoris are ready.
When ready to serve, heat the mixture in the microwave. Add boondi and mix.
Take one katori..
Fill it up with chickpea mixture..
Top it off with sev, chopped cilantro and green chilies.
If you end up with many broken papads, like I did then don't throw them away. Will use them up.
Wet papad pieces, pat them dry and spread them in a greased bowl like a katori... Place another clean bowl over it and microwave it for a minute. Take it out of the microwave, remove the bowl..
And papad katori is ready. Not an ideal shape but perfect for stuffing.