A canapé is a type of appetizer or finger food that utilizes a thin slice of bread with a savory topping. It was originally termed “sofa” as the topping sits on a bread; like people sitting on a sofa. It became a popular cocktail party food as it is portable, easy to handle, and there is no need for any utensil to enjoy it. The Indian canapé is called katori chaat. Katori means basket or bowl while chaat is the filling mixture. Katori is typically made with bread dough or shredded potatoes formed into a basket, then baked or fried. Katori chaat is a popular snack in India.
This recipe allows you to easily make delicious katori chaat at home. The creamy, savory, and mildly spiced filling is made with milk, cheese, corn, and capsicum. These canapés are perfect for your next party or as a snack.
• 25-30 store-bought canapé shells
• grated cheese
• 3 tbsp corn flour
• 1 cup of milk
Cheese Sauce With Corn:
• 3 cups of milk
• 3 tbsp of cornflour mixture
• 1 cup of grated cheese
• 1/2 cup crushed corn
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 3 basil leaves, chopped
• 1 cup of chopped red capsicum
• 1 cup of chopped green capsicum
• 1 cup of chopped yellow capsicum
• 1/2 cup of boiled corn kernels
• 1/2 tbsp salt
• 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
• 1 tbsp chopped green chilies
This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 25 to 30 canapés.
Mix cornflour and milk in a small bowl and set aside.
Pour milk into a pan and let it boil over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add cornflour mixture and stir.
Add cheese and stir well.
Add crushed corn and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn off heat and set cheese sauce with corn aside.
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add basil and sauté for 1 minute.
Add red capsicum, yellow capsicum, green capsicum, and corn.
Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add salt, oregano, and green chilies.
Sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Heat cheese sauce over medium heat for 1 minute.
Add filling mixture and mix well.
Simmer for 1 minute.
Turn off heat and let the filling cool completely.
Fill canapé shells with enough filling mixture.
Top off with grated cheese and serve.
Ideas And Tips:
• Aside from corn, you can use boiled chickpeas.
• If you don’t have canapé shells, you can use biscuits, baguette, ciabatta, rye bread, loaf bread, pizza crusts, or tart shells.
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