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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Aloo Chana Chaat (Chick pea & Potato Snack)

Aloo Chana Chat


2 cups boiled and cubed potatoes
2 cups boiled chickpea
1 packet papdi 
1 packet chaat vermicelli (or any bhujiya)
1 large onion chopped
1 big tomato chopped
2 green chilies
1/2 cup chopped coriander
2 cups sweetened and whisked yogurt
1/2 cup tamarind chutney*
1/2 cup green mint chutney*
Salt to taste
1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chaat masala powder


Spicy Chick Pea Masala:
 In a bowl combine together boiled chickpeas, onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, green chilies, cumin powder, red chili powder, salt and chaat masala powder. Mix well and set aside.
Take a single serving plate and start assembling the chaat.
1st  layer- of 5 crushed papdi.
2nd layer- a handful of boiled potatoes.
3rd layer- 3 spoons of chickpea masala
4th layer- 3 tbsp of sweetened yogurt.
5th layer- drizzle 1 tbsp tamarind chutney.
6th layer- drizzle 1 tbsp mint chutney
7th layer- chopped coriander
Finally, cover everything with chaat vermicelli.

Tamarind Chutney: 

  1. Take a lemon sized piece of dry tamarind
  2. Soak it in 1cup boiling water for 15 minutes. 
  3. Squeeze out all the softened pulp into the water and bring the pulp to a boil. 
  4. While it starts to boil, add 4 tbsp crushed jaggery, 1 tsp roasted cumin powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp black salt and 1/2 black pepper powder.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Add water if needed.

For mint chutney: (grind together)


1 tsp grated garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
2 green chilies
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup green coriander
1 slice of bread soaked in water


  1. thank you once again for this lovely recipe.. it was very tasty loved the tamarind chutney too..

  2. Salam, is it necessary to add one slice of bread ? does it make a difference by adding it ? thanks beforehand for your answer