Katori Chaat: Love for Indian Street Food

The ‘Katori or tokri’ in Katori chaat refers to a bowl or canopies that are filled with different ingredients and chutneys and ‘chaat’ is the term used for savoury Indian street snacks.

No doubt making the fried version of katoris seem like a daunting task but the end product is Delicious. Let’s give a quick peek into this mouth-watering recipe of Katori Chaat.

Katori Chaat Recipe By


  • 100 gm chikpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight
  • 150 ml curd
  • 1 cup maida
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Raw mango
  • 2 boiled potato
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Green chutney
  • Tamarind chutney

For garnish

  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • Sev
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate

For green chutney

  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 3 to 4 green chillies
  • A small piece of ginger
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt

For tamarind chutney

  • 1 cup tamarind pulp
  • 20 gm jaggery
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin power


For green chutney

  • Put all ingredients in a jar. Add water and blend it well.

For tamarind chutney

  • In a vessel, heat one cup of tamarind pulp.
  • Add jaggery and mix well to avoid lumps. Bring it to a boil.
  • Add red chilli powder and cumin powder and stir well.
  • Once it bubbles, turn off heat and allow it to cool.

To make katori

  • Mix maida, oil, salt and water to make a dough. Allow it to set for 10 minutes.
  • Make 3 or 4 balls from the dough.
  • Roll it to flatten a bit. Make some holes using a fork.
  • Take a small katori or cup of your choice. Apply some oil and coat it from the outside with flattened dough. Pinch off the excess.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and slowly dip the katori in oil to deep fry it.
  • Soon, the katori will dry up, allowing you to remove the bowl. Now turn it upside down and fry it on both sides.

For stuffing

  • In a bowl, add chickpeas, potato, onion, tomato, chopped raw mango, coriander leaves, chilli powder, black salt, cumin powder, green and tamarind chutney.
  • Add some curd and mix well.

To plate katori chaat:

  • Fill katoris with the mix, add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chutney, tamarind chutney, curd.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander, pomegrante and sev.

Nutritional Benefits:

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Katori in katori chaat is prepared from Whole wheat flour which is particularly high in B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin and folate. It also contains a good amount of minerals, such as zinc, iron, magnesium, and manganese.

Healthy chickpeas and sprouts are used in the filling which may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.


Firstly, prepare Katori before in hand and store in airtight container. Prepare chaat just before serving. Also, adding sprouts makes chaat more healthy and nutritious.

Additionally you can fry the Katori on low to medium flame to turn crisp and golden. Finally, you can use the shape of Katori of your choice to make small or large Katori chaat recipe.

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