Cheesy Chatti Chicken

Cheesy Chatti Chicken

Oil free snacks call for dishes like these that are delicious yet very simple to prepare. Chatti Chicken basically involves an oven baked/ fried layer of potato which is then layered with a layer of minced chicken masala, which is finally smothered with bechamel sauce. Garnished with any type of cheese of your choice, which is then broiled and topped off with some chili flakes.

These are perfect for ramadan, hassle free and loved by everyone. Let me tell you when I made this here at home, everything was wiped clean, it was a big hit! So you can imagine. I happened to see almost a similar recipe online which was in Spanish, I assume. And they seemed to have prepared in an earthen pot too. I have always seen this street food that we get in a Chatti that I am yet to try. So with my own ideas I came up with Chatti Chicken, where Chatti means Earthern pot. If you do not have an Earthern pot, do not fret. You may prepare the same in a pan or any vessel available. The Chatti helps to retain heat, which in turn helps to bring the flavors together.

The aroma that comes while the Chatti chicken is placed in the oven is commendable! The Bechamel sauce bubbling with the cheese melting and drooping.. Ah! What a sight! To my surperise, I loved it too. Let's get to the recipe!

Ingredients :

  • 2 Potatoes, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Flaked
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Crushed Pepper Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Paprika Powder / Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Salt as required
  • Cheese Slice
  • Mozzarella cheese

Instructions :

  1. Parboil your potatoes that has been chopped into cubes, in water with some salt. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a food processor / grinder, drop in the chicken breast pieces with roughly chopped garlic clove, red chilli flakes, black pepper powder, and red chilli powder, mince coarsely and set aside. 
  3. In a pan, make a roux by dropping a knob of butter and add in the flour and mix well while keeping the flame on low.
  4. Next, pour the milk gradually and mix without lumps, allowing the roux to thicken slowly, your bechamel sauce is ready, set aside.
  5. Now, in a baking pan, place baking paper and drop in the parboiled potatoes and add in the minced garlic, paprika/ red chilli powder, salt, and drizzle olive oil and allow to roast for 5-8 minutes at 180°C.*

  6. In a pan, drop in butter, chopped onions, salt as required and minced chicken mix.
  7. Now take an earthern pot/ Chatti and assemble the prepared layers.
  8. In the Chatti, pour a ladleful of bechamel sauce. 

  9. Next add in your roasted potatoes, the chicken mince masala layer and generously pour the bechamel sauce. **
  10. Next add in the cheese slice and top with Mozzarella Cheese and broil the chatti in the oven until cheese melts and flavors come together. 
  11. Your Cheesy Chatti Chicken is ready to devour! 🤤🤤


  • * You may deep fry the potatoes too.
  • ** You may repeat the layerimg process.
  • I did not add salt in my bechamel sauce as all other layers had enough salt in it.
  • You may prepare the same in a pan, if you do not have a chatti/ earthen pot. Just place lid and put on simmer in the final stage to allow the cheese to melt
  • Do not place your Eathern pot in a preheated oven, only broil the Chatti for the cheese to melt. You may alternatively simply place the Chatti on the gas stove, place a lid and put on simmer until cheese melts (around 5 minutes). 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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