Aloo chat is a spicy Indian Potato salad, extremely delicious and not often found commercially! It is healthy, easy to
make, tasty and an oil free starter. It is mainly sold at roadside cafes/stalls, on the train, on the bus and at fairs.
Though not served as a commercial dish at restaurants, it is a very tasty dish and eaten on a regular basis by most
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Potato, boiled and chopped into slices – 500 gm
- Onions, finely chopped – 1 medium
- Tomatoes, finely chopped – 1 large
- Ginger, finely chopped – 1 small piece (20 gm)
- Cucumber, finely chopped – ½ cup (Optional)
- Brown Chick Peas, soaked in water overnight – handful.
- Coriander, freshly chopped – 1 small bunch.
- Red Chilli Powder, dry roasted and grinded – ½ teaspoon or to taste.
- Cumin powder, dry roasted and grinded – 1 teaspoon or to taste.
- Chat Masala – 2 teaspoon
- Lime – 1 tablespoon or to taste.
- Salt – 2 tablespoon or to taste.
- Boil potatoes, peel the skin off and slice them into small pieces of medium thickness. Soak handful of brown chick
- Finely chop onions, tomatoes, ginger, cucumber and fresh coriander.
- Take a large bowl. Add potatoes, all the finely chopped vegetables, the soaked brown chick peas and mix well.
- Add chilli powder, cumin powder, chat masala, lime, salt and mix well.
- Serve cold with a hot cup of coffee or chai.
You can add tamarind pulp or dried mango powder as a substitute of lime juice. You can also add lentil sprouts,
peanuts, fresh coconut pieces and other salad vegetables to the aloo chat. Garnish with crushed crisps on top for a
If you do not add chillie powder, this dish can be given to children as a healthy snack! Remove seeds of tomato to
avoid making the Aloo Chat watery!