Aloo chaat. An easy quick and lipsmacking chaat made with fried potato cubes. Just mix everything and enjoy the spicy tangy and mouthwatering chaat at home.
According to Wikipedia Aloo chaat or alu chaat is a street food originating from the Indian subcontinent, it is popular in North India, West Bengal in Eastern India, Pakistan and also in parts of Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and chutney. You may like some more chaat recipes on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.
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Fried potatoes are used to make this chaat. But you can also use boiled potatoes if you want your chaat healthy. Or saute the boiled and cubed potatoes in little oil till crisp. I sometimes do so. But my daughter loves fried version so this time made with fried potato. You can also use green chutney or mint coriander or dhania pudina chutney if you want. I have used store bought Maggi tamarind chutney but you can use homemade tamarind chutney instead. You can also mix some thick curd in the chaat if you like the taste. Fine nylon sev looks good for garnishing. But I don’t have sev so used Haldiram aloo bhujia to garnish.
Potato – 2, large
Oil for frying
Black salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Amchur or dry mango powder – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Chaat masala – 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli – 1 small, finely chopped
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
Tamarind chutney or sauce – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon
Grated ginger – 1/4 teaspoon
Pomegranate arils – 3 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Sev or aloo bhujia to garnish
1. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Rinse well and drain the water completely.
2. Heat oil in a pan or wok. Fry the potato cubes on low medium heat. Fry the potatoes in two three batches depending on the size of your pan.
3. Fry till potato cubes becomes golden brown and crisp. Stir to fry from all the sides evenly. Don’t increase the heat. Fry on low heat to cook the potatoes well from inside. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon.
4. In a bowl mix fried potatoes and all the other ingredients. I have used Kashmiri red chilli powder for colour. You can also use 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder if you want. See notes for more options.
5. Mix well and taste. Add little more salt or tamarind chutney if required. Garnish with pomegranate arils and sev or aloo bhujia. Enjoy spicy tangy lipsmacking aloo chaat with your family.
1. Omit green chilli if you are making for small kids.
2. You can also add green chutney or mint coriander chutney if you like.
3. One small finely chopped onion can be used in the chaat.
4. You can garnish the chaat with ginger julienne.
5. You can add one tablespoon fried or roasted peanut for a crunch.
6. You can mix curd or thick yogurt in the chaat if you like the taste.
7. You can make this chaat with boiled potatoes instead of fried potatoes. Or saute the boiled potatoes till crisp with little oil for healthier alternative.
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