Aloo Chaat Recipe, Crispy Potato Chaat for Fasting

Aloo Chaat Recipe, Crispy Potato Chaat for Fasting

Aloo chaat is mostly loved Navratri recipe at my place. This is a chilled yet hot, sweet yet spicy crispy potato chaat. I love the Navratri season with all the festivities around. The mind is so peaceful with early prayers in the morning and the excitement of eating all the delicious food. My Mom used to prepare both fasting food along with regular food as not everyone fasts at my home. But I always picked the vrat (fasting) food as it not usually prepared and tastes so good.

 

We all used to demand falahari aloo chaat as we don’t eat onion and garlic during Navratris. The crispy potatoes dunked in chilled sweetened curd with a hint of salt and red chilli powder would make anyone fall in love with it.

 

Vrat Wali Aloo Chaat

 

Aloo chaat is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. This also makes for a good evening snack recipe.

 

We usually consume a lot of potato during fasting.

 

Not only during Navratri but this aloo chaat is a super hit and loved recipe at home. My family likes to devour it as a snack or an early dinner on some days. It is relatively healthy but if you are a calorie-conscious you can bake the potatoes till golden crisp and serve it as a healthy snack.

 

Aloo chaat is also famous street food. There are various versions of it. It is prepared differently in different regions. I have learnt this recipe from my sister and prepare it whenever I crave for street style chaat at home.

 

Video Recipe –

 

 

More fasting/Navratri recipes

Sabudana Vada/tikki

Raw Banana Fry

 

Vrat Wali Crispy Aloo Chaat

 

 

More potato recipes that you may like –

Spicy Aloo (Potato) Sandwich Recipe

Vada Pav Recipe, How to Make Vada Pav at Home

Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe

 

How to Prepare –

Wash, peel and cut potatoes. Soak them in enough water along with salt. Rub potatoes between palms. This will help to release starch content of potatoes which helps to make it crispier.

 

How to Make Vrat Wali Crispy Aloo Chaat –

Heat ghee in a pan. Strain water from potatoes and cook in ghee till crisp brown. In a serving plate, add crisp aloo, top it with chilled sweetened curd. Sprinkle some salt, red chilli powder and cumin powder (optional).

 

How to make perfect crispy potatoes –

Heat ghee in a pan. Add potatoes and cook on a low flame till tender. Turn heat to high and cook till potatoes (aloo) are crisp brown. Keep stirring constantly for even cooking and to prevent the burning of potatoes.

 

Step by Step Aloo Chaat Recipe –


For Fried Aloo –

Farali Aloo Chaat

 

• Wash and peel potatoes. Soak them in enough water with salt for 10 – 15 mins. Rub potatoes between palms, this will help to release starch content from them.

 

• Heat ghee in a pan.

 

Vrat wali aloo chaat

 

• Strain excess water from potatoes and cook on a low flame till tender.

 

aloo

 

• Turn heat to high and cook till potatoes (aloo) are crispy and golden brown. Keep stirring continuously. Set aside.

 

Street Food

 

• In a bowl take chilled curd. Add sugar and mix well using a fork till smooth.

 

Assemble –

 Potato Recipe

 

• Take required crispy potatoes in a serving plate. Top it generously with sweetened curd. Sprinkle some rock salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder (optional).

 

 Snack Recipe

 

• Garnish with pomegranate and tulsi or mint leaves.

 

Aloo Recipe

 

• Serve chilled.

 

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Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat is famous street food from India. Aloo chunks are shallow fried and dunked in sweetened curd and spices. There are many different versions of aloo chaat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
0 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • Ghee - 2 Tbsp
  • Potatoes – 4 No.
  • Curd as required
  • Sugar to taste
  • Rock Salt to taste
  • Red chilli Powder
  • Roasted Cumin Jeera Powder (Optional)
  • Pomegranate
  • Tulsi/Mint

Instructions

For Aloo Chaat -

  • Wash and peel potatoes. Soak them in enough water with salt for 10 – 15 mins. Rub potatoes between palms, this will help to release starch content from them.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Strain excess water from potatoes and cook on a low flame till tender.
  • Turn heat to high and cook till potatoes (aloo) are crispy and golden brown. Keep stirring continuously. Set aside.
  • In a bowl take chilled curd. Add sugar and mix well using a fork till smooth.

Assemble -

  • Take required crispy potatoes in a serving plate. Add sweetened curd. Add rock salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder (optional).
  • Garnish with pomegranate and tulsi leaves or mint leaves.
  • Serve chilled.

Video

Notes

• Soak potatoes in water as this will release the starch content and help in making potatoes crispier.
• Serve with chilled curd.
• Add red chilli powder and cumin powder as per taste.
 
• Cook till potatoes are crisp.
 
• Cook on a low flame at first and then switch the flame to high to give it a crispy texture.
 
• You can also bake it instead to make it healthier.


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