Layered Crackers Canapés/Chats



This is a quick snack which can be called as Chaat / Canapés. Chaat is an Indian snacks which has some crackers or puffed rice or fried noodles with beans/sprouts tossed with onions, tomatoes and different chutneys.

These are similar to canapés which are super quick to make. You can also do this with the ready made wafer canapés/salt biscuit/crackers too.

Homemade chutney, red onions, tomatoes, carrots and cilantro and crunchy crackers are probably the best way to eat them.

Preparation time-15 minutes


  • Layered crackers – 6 (I used home made crackers and link below)
  • Finely chopped onion-1medium
  • Grated carrot- 1medium
  • Finely chopped tomato-1medium
  • Puffed rice-1cup
  • Black Salt- 1/2tsp (substitute with table salt)

For serving:

  • Tamarind chutney- 3-4tbsp
  • Green chutney-3-4tbsp
  • Chaat masala- 2tsp
  • Chilli powder-1tsp
  • Chopped coriander/cilantro- for garnishing
  • Sev and roasted penuts can be used for serving.


  • In a bowl combine onion, carrot, tomato, puffed rice, black salt and set aside.

I used home made Layered crackers:

Baked Cracker3

  • In a plate arrange 2 crackers; Spread Green chutney, tamarind chutney on each as per the sweet and spice preferred.


  • Now top with 1-2 tbsp of puffed rice mixture, sprinkle a generous pinch of chaat masala, red chilli powder.
  • Top it with fresh coriander, Sev, peanuts (if using).


Serve immediately.

Green Mint Chutney:

Mint sauce final


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on April 29, 2015, in Indian, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. That is a great idea….a healthy snack!!

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  2. Yay for finger snacks! 😊😊

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  3. Ooo Chitra 🙂 I never thought of using puffed rice in savoury dishes! How ingenious! 🙂 They look very yummy! 🙂


  4. Looks delicious! What a perfect dish for the spring and summer 🙂

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  5. Perfect snack. .yummy


  6. Very healthy snack alternate and loved the toppings:)

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  7. Home made version of street food! Looks tempting!

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  8. What a wonderful appetizer!! Very pretty!

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