Aloo Chat

    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
    Indians.

    Serves 6:
    Preparation Time: 20 minutes


    Ingredients:
  • 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
  • Lime1 tablespoon or to taste.
  • Salt – 2 tablespoon or to taste.


    Method:
  • Boil potatoes, peel the skin off and slice them into small pieces of medium thickness. Soak handful of brown chick
    peas overnight.

  • 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.


    Variation:
    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
    crunchy variation.


    Tips:
    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!