With every single spoon of bread chaat, you will experience numerous textures and a medley of spicy, sweet, and tangy flavors.
When you have some leftover bread and don’t know what to do with it, then try out these delectable chaat recipes that use leftover bread. The great thing about the bread chaat recipe is that both of these recipes are made mostly with leftovers.
Here, I am sharing bread chaat in two ways which are Bread Dahi Chaat, and Bread Chana Chaat.
Bread Dahi Chaat is an alternative and incredible method of making famous Indian street food Dahi Papdi Chaat. Here you replace papdi with toasted and bread pieces.
Whereas Bread Chana Chaat or Bread Chole Chaat is a great substitute for Tikki chole Chaat. In the Bread Chana or Channa Chaat recipe, you swap with some toasted or shallow fried bread pieces. Then the crispy bread pieces are covered with a generous amount of piping hot (spicy chickpea curry), , potatoes, coriander chutney, onions, coriander leaves, and some sev.
Both of the above bread chaat recipes are a perfect solution for those times when you are craving some spicy (chatpati) and finger-licking chaat.
On this page, you’ll get 2 Bread Chaat Recipes with all the tips and variations. Both of the bread chaat recipes taste great.
What is Chaat?
or chat is a savory snack of North Indian street food. Chaats are generally served at roadside eateries. Most chaats have a blend of spicy, tangy, and mildly sweet flavors. Chutneys and spice powders give the chaat a luscious taste, and the topping adds an outstanding crunch and taste.
Chaat comes from a Hindi word which means “chaatna”. It’s a literal translation of licking fingers while eating. All the chaats are finger-licking good.This is probably the reason why it is called chaat.
Every time I hear the word chaat, all I want is to dig into a delectable platter of chaat. YUM!
Chaat is popular throughout the Indian subcontinent. Every Indian city has a place where you can get all types of chaat.
Some chats are really spicy, while others are tangy and on the sweeter side. The great thing about chaats is that they can easily be customized according to your taste preferences.
Some popular indian chaats are:
Dahi papdi chaat, etc.
What is Bread Chaat?
Bread Chaat is an easy to make delicious chaat made using bread and other ingredients such as yogurt, chutneys, vegetables and chana. There are 2 main ways of making Bread Chaat.
These 2 ways are:
Bread Dahi Chaat
Bread Chana Chaat
On this page, you can find the 2 main ways of making Bread Chaat in the recipe block.
What is Bread Dahi Chaat?
Bread dahi chaat is an easy to make spicy, tangy, and mildly sweet tasting delicious snack made using leftover bread pieces, yogurt, , , boiled potatoes, onion, tomato, and some powdered spices. This tangy and delicious chaat can be prepared very quickly.
Then this bed of bread yogurt mix is sprinkled with a mix of spice powders. A final sprinkle of , more chutneys, more onions, tomatoes, and spices are just the perfect finishing touch to this comfy bread dahi chaat.
If you have your chutneys and veggies ready then you can assemble Bread Dahi Chaat in just 2 minutes.
What is Bread Chana Chaat?
Bread Chana chaat is a flavor bursting snack dish where crispy and flavourful bread cubes are topped with a ladleful of hot (chickpeas curry), boiled potatoes, crunchy pungent onions, yogurt, and mouthwatering spicy, sweet, and tangy green coriander (dhania) and tamarind (imli) chutney, some crispy sev and masala powders. Sounds finger-licking good, right?
The ardent amalgamation of flavors and textures can make anyone drool. No words are enough to explain the taste of Bread Chana Chaat. To devour the taste of Bread chana chaat, you’ll have to make and relish it yourself.
What are the features of bread chaat?
This bread chaat:
✔︎ uses a handful of simple leftover ingredients
✔︎ is fuss-free, and simple to make
✔︎ makes an amazing snack for partied or brunch get-together
✔︎ can easily be customized
✔︎ is vegetarian and can also be made vegan and gluten-free
✔︎ tastes just like the street chaat
✔︎ is ready in under 10 minutes
✔︎ can be served as a chaat, or snack
✔︎ is a zero-waste recipe
✔︎ is wonderful as an evening snack or a light weekday lunch
What are the ingredients needed to make Bread Dahi Chaat?
Bread Dahi Chaat is made with very simple and handy ingredients which are easily available. For making Bread Dahi Chaat at home you’ll need some basic ingredients and 2 different sub-recipes (Tamarind chutney and Mint coriander chutney or coriander chutney).
Following are the ingredients you will need to make Bread Chana Chaat.
Use any leftover bread you have.
You can use any cooking oil of your choice. I used olive oil. You can also use butter for toasting bread.
You will need boiled, peeled, and cubed potatoes. Use flour potatoes if possible. They taste great in chaats.
You will also need chopped onion for bread dahi chaat. Feel free to use any onion of your choice.
This recipe calls for chopped tomatoes. You can use any juicy tomatoes here.
You need plain whisked yogurt for making chaat. Use full-fat or semi-skimmed yogurt. Both will work here.
Nylon or thin sev (optional):
This is an optional but highly recommended ingredient. However, if you can’t find nylon sev (crispy and fried gram flour noodles), then you can omit it.
2 sub-recipes for making bread dahi chaat:
What are the ingredients needed to make Bread Chana Chaat?
Bread Chana Chaat mainly uses leftover recipes and very simple ingredients. For making bread chana chaat you’ll need the following ingredients.
I used whole grain, but you can use any other breed of your choice.
Use any oil or butter of your choice for toasting bread.
Use boiled, peeled, and cubed flour potatoes.
Any onions would work.
You will need natural plain yogurt (beaten dahi or curd) for this recipe. But you can also skip yogurt in this recipe.
Powdered spices such as chaat masala powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, and black salt are required for this bread chana chaat recipe.
Nylon or thin sev:
You can also use bhujiya or any other sev of your choice.
3 sub-recipes for making bread chana chaat_:_
How to make Bread Dahi Chaat?
Making bread dahi chaat is super simple. You need to follow only 4 steps to enjoy Bread Dahi Chaat at home.
Below are 4 steps to make Bread Dahi Chaat.
Cut bread pieces. Then season and toast them.
Arrange bread pieces in a wide serving dish.
Top the bread layer with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, yogurt, tamarind chutney, mint coriander chutney, powdered spices, and sev.
Make another layer with some more yogurt, more onions, more tomatoes, more potatoes, chutneys, spices, and sev. Serve immediately.
For a full list of Bread Dahi Chaat recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
How to make Bread Chana Chaat?
Bread Chana is super simple and easy to make. This is one of the quickest chaats to assemble if you have leftover chickpea curry and chutneys.
Following are 3 simple steps to make bread chana chaat:
Cut bread pieces. Then season and toast or shallow fry them.
Arrange bread pieces in a wide serving dish.
Top the bread layer with hot chickpea curry, potatoes, onions, yogurt, tamarind chutney, mint coriander chutney, powdered spices, and sev. Done. Serve immediately.
For a full list of Bread Chana Chaat recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
How to serve Bread Chaat?
How to make Vegan Bread Chaat?
Bread chaat calls for yogurt. To make it vegan, use unsweetened vegan yogurt. Coconut yogurt tastes best here.
How to make gluten-free bread chaat?
To make bread chaat gluten-free use any gluten-free bread of your choice.
What are pro tips, tricks, and variations to make your best Bread Chaat?
Tip 1. I have toasted bread in a pan, but you can also toast them in a toaster or shallow fry them.
Tip 2. If you want crispy bread cubes, then make sure to toast bread sliced at medium-low heat, and let them cool completely before using in chaats.
Tip 3. Toasting bread pieces ahead of time is also an excellent option. That way you can make chaat anytime you want, and also you will get crispy bread pieces.
Tip 4. Always serve bread chaats right after you add the toppings. Or else the bread would absorb all the liquids and the chaat would turn soggy.
Tip 5. For making bread dahi chaat, you can also use boiled or canned chickpeas.
Tip 6. If you don’t have sev, then you can also use fried, roasted, or chili peanuts.
Tip 7. I have used nylon sev, feel free to use any sev or bhujiya of your choice.
Tip 8. If you don’t have tamarind chutney, then you can also use tomato ketchup.
Tip 9. When making chaat, make sure to keep all the ingredients handy. This way, making chaat will be easier and you won’t miss out on any important ingredients.
Tip 10. For seasoning, I have used chaat masala powder that adds a nice piquancy to chaat. If you don’t have chaat masala powder then skip it.
Tip 11. Black salt tastes best in chaats, but if you don’t have black salt then you can use any rock salt you have handy.
Tip 12. Red chili powder can be replaced with black pepper powder or cayenne pepper.
Tip 14. Roasted nuts such as almonds and cashews can also be added as a topping for a nutty crunch.
Tip 15. You can also garnish chaat with some pomegranate arils.
Tip 16. In the Bread Chana Chaat recipe, I used plain yogurt. This is because it balances the spiciness of the dish and adds a refreshing and cooling effect. However, you can also serve it without yogurt.
Tip 17. Feel free to adjust the amount of both the chutneys according to your taste.