Aloo chaat – Spiced Potato Salad, North-Indian recipe [Vegan, Gluten / Dairy / Soy free]

Just made it in time for MBP this time! Thanks to the extended deadline. 🙂 I seem to be missing most of the events and not meeting up deadlines. 🙁

MBP is a unique monthly event started by Coffee of ‘Spice Cafe’ and is a fine way to appreciate fellow bloggers efforts! This month’s edition is being hosted by Sia of ‘Passionate about life ‘n spice’. The theme is ‘Street Food’ – A theme that conjures up the vision of crowded thela waalas or food malls and aromas of yummy dishes wafting from all four directions – heady, isn’t it?

Just delving a little further to appreciate the famous street spots I have seen, heard and eaten at:
1. Pani Puris at Elco Arcade, Linking Road, Mumbai
2. Mix fruit and Pav Bhaji at Khao gali, Marine Lines, Mumbai
3. The thela pizza and sandwich waala at RMR, Thane
4. The Parathewaali gali in Chandni Chowk, Delhi
5. That wonderful place of yummiest chaats and jalebis with malai at Jaipur – Cannot recall the name!
6. All the chaats at Prashant Corner, Thane and Kailash Parbat, Colaba.Do let me know the locations of your favourite street side spots, so that I can visit those places if I am in the neighbourhood. 🙂 I love doing that!My favourite street side khanas are ‘Chhole bhature’, ‘Aloo Tikki Chaat’, all those puris – sev puri, pani puri/golgappas/puchkas, dahi batata puri and aloo chaat!Today’s is a quickie chaat I picked from Vegetarian Food Fiesta – a blog by JRL. The blog has some really yummy recipes, and I do not know why it seems so untouched! Did not want to repeat pani puris and the rest seemed to be taken! The round up is going to be a huge one. 🙂 All the more better as it means more variety. :)I have tinkered a bit with the recipe as I did not want to deep fry the potatoes and topped most portions with only sev. The onions, mint and tamarind chutney went into my plate, and the kids took the shev topped ones. 🙂

Ingredients:
(Source – here)
Aloo (potatoes), peeled- 3
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder- 1 tsp
Chaat masala- 1 tsp
Tamarind Chutney (Only for me)
Mint Chutney (Only for me)
Chopped Coriander Leaves
Optional garnish – chopped onion (Only for me)
Oil – 1/2 tsp.
Thin sev – 2 tbsp.
Ginger and chilli minced – 1/2 tsp with 1/2 chilli (Make it spicier if you like it hot)

Method

Dice aloo (potatoes) into cubes.
Micro high for 2 minutes and stand for 2 minutes. Remove.
Heat a non stick pan, and brush with oil. Add the potatoes and brown them on slow fire.
In a bowl, place the potatoes and toss with red chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala.
Serve, garnished with thin sev and coriander leaves like this

 

OR like the picture on top – mixed with finely chopped onions, mint and tamarind chutney! Either way it tastes great. You may deep fry the diced potatoes and drain them before going on with the rest, but I am afraid it shows up quite quick on my frame. 😉 so I just can’t afford to do that, especially having indulged myself with deep fried potatoes and bhindi for today’s lunch menu!

This works well as an appetizer too, and goes well with tea! I made it for the short break dabba for Jr. H and P, and they love it. 🙂

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  1. Lovely Chat. Chat is my all time favorite.
    Nice pictures

  2. Can u share your name?

  3. That is a beautiful looking chaat and a great entry S, good job!:))

  4. JZ @ Tasty treats

    oh beautiful picture, SSM! its all yellowy and summery! beautiful entry!

  5. Sailaja, yup! Indeed – Harini. Just that I like to think of myself as sunshinemom – I imagine I am:)
    Asha, jz – Thanks!

  6. Just turn your head, i will grab ur bowl 🙂 Beautiful snack & entry too .
    Yes, we don’t have enough time to cover all this events nowadays…..

  7. Gosh, Harini, you really make me miss Bombay. What delicious-looking chaat!

  8. Delicious chaat!! Wonderful entry! 🙂

  9. gr8t recipes you have. nice blog first time i am here.

  10. Something is waiting for u in my blog.

    -Sailaja

  11. Oh wow! It looks delicious!

  12. Cham – Thanks! That says so much:)
    Vaishali – Let me know when you come, and we can hit these spots together:)
    Kalai, Vanamala, Amrutha – Thanks, Glad you like the stuff here:)
    Sailaja – Thanks for putting me on the me-me list:) Will do it sometime soon!

  13. My fav!!!

  14. Who can resist chat? Just discovered your name.

  15. thanks for your comment.. delicious recipe…

  16. Rachel – Great minds think alike;)

    Aparna and Vaidehi – Glad you liked the recipe.

  17. What a lovely chaat.

    I absolutely love Elco’s paani puri and everything in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. Try the pyaaz kachori at ghantewala on your next trip

  18. Thanks Simran – will do that next time:)

  19. YUM. What more is there to say?

  20. I grew up in Matunga and come back every year to all the fav haunts – Subhash’s sandwich opposite Podar college is to die for! and then the bhelpuri and panipuri at the first garden of Five Gardens, Dadar. There used to be a really good dabeli guy in Kings Circle, but couldnt find him this time.

  21. Vegeyum – Thanks!

    Miri – Hey! Thanks for sharing – That’s an area I haven’t been to much! I kept visiting Govt. Law College canteen years after I left law until they eventually found out and forbade me from paying further visits;)

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