Basket Chaat

Basket Chaat is a famous chaat in North India, specifically Lucknow. It is full of flavours and crunchy. This chaat is also known as Katori Chaat.

Lucknow is like a heaven for foodies. Even if the city is known for its famous kebabs, chole bhature, biryani, kachori, kulfi, shahi tukda, etc., dishes are just as loved. Basket Chaat is one such food dish.

This chaat will make you experience many flavours on your taste buds. It is sweet, sour, spicy, tangy, and more. Plus, you will experience soft and crunchy textures in your mouth.

Here, we have not made an authentic version of what people get to eat in Lucknow. It is a far more straightforward and fuss-free version of basket chaat, similar to what we eat on the streets in other cities. If we exclude boiling part of the potatoes, this becomes a no-cook recipe.

Replace the basket with bread, and you’ll have canape. This chaat can be a substitute for an actual canape dish if we use canapes available in the market instead of papdi baskets.

You won’t need to worry too much or make a fuss about anything if you follow our recipe for this chaat. The preparation is not going to take much time. When you have boiled the potatoes and prepared green & sweet chutneys beforehand, the only thing left will be to chop onions and tomatoes.

Roasting peanuts will also not take much time. If you don’t like them, you can skip them and use something else instead. The peanuts are for crunchiness. You can replace them with the flat papdi to contribute to the crunchiness.

Besides, chaat recipes are always versatile and customised according to an individual’s taste. Hence, you can add or minus anything from this recipe as per your liking and preference. You can make your very own version of the chaat we have made.