aloo chaat recipe, how to make aloo chaat

aloo chaat is fried crisp potatoes tossed in spicy & sweet chutneys, a few spice powders and then topped with curd or pomegranate arils or sev.

aloo chaat recipe with step by step photos. one of the most easiest chaat recipes that one can make is aloo chaat. aloo chaat is basically fried crisp potato cubes tossed in spicy & sweet chutneys, a few spice powders and then topped with curd or pomegranate arils or sev.

aloo chaat recipe

in fact you can make aloo chaat the way you like it. while the delhi style aloo chaat is very popular, in this post i am sharing an easy method of making aloo chaat. this is my easy version of aloo chaat recipe that gives you a tangy, sweet, chatpata chaat. the recipe can also halved, doubled or tripled.

this aloo chaat recipe spares you the effort of making green chutney. i have added sweet tamarind chutney in the chaat. i usually have tamarind chutney in fridge, so i add them to chaats. however tamarind chutney can be skipped.

tips for making aloo chaat

  • the aloo chaat which is served in street food joints, usually the potato cubes are fried on a huge tawa (griddle). i do have a large tawa, but for ease of frying & handling, i have used a kadai. you can even fry the potatoes on a tawa if you prefer.
  • in this aloo chaat recipe, curd can also be added.
  • if you like then you can sprinkle some sev while serving.
  • you can add spice powders as per your taste.
  • for the recipe post, i have shallow fried the potatoes. you can even air-fry them if you have an air fryer. on occasions, i also air fry potatoes when making chaat or for making french fries or for any dish where fried potatoes are needed. i have shared the frying method here as everyone does not have an air fryer.
  • this aloo chaat recipe can be doubled.

aloo chaat can be served as an evening snack or as a starter snack before meals.

few more chaat snacks recipes for you !

  • katori chaat – popular chaat snack where fried potato baskets are topped with cooked chana, boiled potatoes, chutneys and curd.
  • fruit chaat – this is a delhi style spicy, tangy and tasty fruit chaat recipe.
  • papri chaat – popular north indian street food made with papdis, boiled chickpeas, potatoes, pakoris and curd.
  • aloo tikki – popular north indian street food snack of spiced, crisp and tasty potato patties.

aloo chaat

Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins
aloo chaat is fried crisp potatoes tossed in spicy & sweet chutneys, a few spice powders and then topped with curd or pomegranate arils or sev.
aloo chaat recipe
Course:snacks,starters
Cuisine:north indian
Servings:3
Calories:160kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR aloo chaat

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for frying potatoes

  • 250 grams potatoes or 2 large or 3 medium potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons oil for frying

other ingredients for aloo chaat

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • black salt or white salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili – optional
  • 1 tablespoon sweet tamarind chutney or add as required
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice or add as per taste
  • some pomegranate arils for garnish - optional

HOW TO MAKE aloo chaat

frying potatoes for aloo chaat

  • rinse potatoes and then peel them. chop the potatoes in small bite sized cubes.
  • heat 4 tablespoons oil in a frying pan or kadai. keep the flame to medium. add the potato cubes. you can fry potatoes in one or two batches depending on the size of the pan or kadai.
  • when one side become light golden, turn over and fry the second side. keep on turning the potatoes as required for even frying.
  • fry till the potatoes turn crisp and golden. make sure to fry well so that the potato cubes are not raw or half cooked from the center.
  • remove with a slotted spoon. place the fried potatoes on kitchen paper towels.

making aloo chaat

  • when the potatoes are still hot, take them in a mixing bowl.
  • add all the spice powders mentioned above. you can adjust spice powders as per your requirements.
  • also add black salt or white salt as per taste. 
  • add 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves and 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves. 
  • at this step you can also add 1 green chili (finely chopped) – optional. green chilies give pungent and hot notes while eating. add only if you can eat raw green chilies. 
  • toss and mix well.
  • then add 1 tablespoon sweet tamarind chutney and 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice or add as per taste.
  • toss and mix everything very well, so that the chutney, spice powders and lemon juice is evenly coated on the fried potatoes.
  • place the aloo chaat in a serving bowl. while serving aloo chaat you can garnish with some pomegranate arils. you can also garnish with sev if you want.
  • serve aloo chaat as an evening snack or a starter snack. 

RECIPE TIPS

  • if you like then you can sprinkle some sev while serving.
  • you can even air fry the potatoes instead of frying them.
  • recipe can be doubled.
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how to make aloo chaat

frying potatoes

1. rinse 3 medium sized potatoes (250 grams) and then peel them. chop the potatoes in small bite sized cubes.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

2. heat 4 tablespoons oil in a frying pan or kadai. keep the flame to medium. add the potato cubes. you can fry potatoes in one or two batches depending on the size of the pan or kadai.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

3. begin to fry them.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

4. when one side becomes light golden, turn over and fry the second side. keep on turning the potatoes as required for even frying.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

5. fry till the potatoes turn crisp and golden. make sure to fry well so that the potato cubes are not raw or half cooked from the center.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

6. remove with a slotted spoon.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

7. place the fried potatoes on kitchen paper towels. after frying the first batch of potatoes, you can start frying the second batch.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

making aloo chaat

8. when the potatoes are still hot take all of them in a mixing bowl.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

9. add ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder, ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) and ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder. also add black salt or white salt as per taste. you can adjust spice powders as per your requirements.

potatoes to make aloo chaat recipe

10. next add 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves and 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves. at this step you can also add 1 green chili (finely chopped) – optional. green chilies give pungent and hot notes while eating. add only if you can eat raw green chilies. sometimes i do add them in the aloo chaat i make for myself.

making aloo chaat recipe

11. toss and mix well.

making aloo chaat recipe

12. then add 1 tablespoon sweet tamarind chutney or add as per taste.

making aloo chaat recipe

13. sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice or add as per taste.

making aloo chaat recipe

14. toss and mix everything very well, so that the chutney, spice powders and lemon juice is evenly coated on the fried potatoes. check the taste and if required you can add more of the spice powders, tamarind chutney, lemon juice or salt if required.

aloo chaat recipe

15. place the aloo chaat in a serving bowl. while serving aloo chaat you can garnish with some pomegranate arils. you can also garnish with sev if you want. serve aloo chaat as an evening snack or a starter snack.

aloo chaat recipe


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