Aloo Chaat Street Food for the Soul

Aloo Chaat  Street Food for the Soul

Aloo Chaat  Street Food for the Soul

Aloo Chaat

Spices for Aloo Chaat

Spices for Aloo Chaat

Ingredients:

  • About 4 cups cubed potatoes, firmly boiled, peeled and cut into bite size
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Spice mix:

  • 1 tablespoon roasted cumin seed powder (bhuna jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoons black salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida powder (or an even mixture of garlic and onion powder)
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder (saunth)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Method:

  1. Mix all of the spices together well to create the aromatic spice mix and set aside.
  2. Heat a heavy flat frying pan on a medium high heat and add in the oil. Place the cubed potatoes into the frying pan and sprinkle the salt over. Stir fry the potatoes, turning them occasionally until all sides are golden brown. This process should take 8-10 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and sprinkle ginger, cilantro, green chillies, lemon juice and about 1-1/2 tablespoons of spice mix. Mix it well, making sure all the pieces of potatoes are coated.
  4. Taste one of the potatoes and add more spice mix and salt/pepper if needed according to your taste.