Aloo Chana Chaat (Chick pea and Potato Snack)

Aloo Chana Chaat (Chick pea and Potato Snack)
Aloo Chana Chaat (Chick pea & Potato Snack)

Aloo Chana Chaat (Chick pea and Potato Snack)

Shanaz Rafiq
Aloo Chana Chaat is a popular Indian street food where cooked potato and chickpeas are served with spicy and sweet chutney, yogurt and topped with crunchy salad and sev.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Other Preparations Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 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
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 2 cups sweetened and whisked yogurt
  • ½ cup tamarind chutney*
  • ½ 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

For green chutney: grind together

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

For sweet chutney:

  • ½ cup tamarind pulp
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 tbsp grated jaggery
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp black salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper 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.

For sweet chutney:

  • Take a lemon-sized piece of dry tamarind. Soak it in 1cup boiling water for 15 minutes.
  • Squeeze out all the softened pulp into the water and bring the pulp to a boil. 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. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Add water if needed.

To assemble the chat

  • 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.
Keyword Chana, Chat, Potato, Snacks

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