Aloo Chaat / Bengali cuisine
Written by Jayashree
Published on March 2, 2020

Aloo Chaat is a delectable dish ideal to serve as a starter or evening snack. The goodness of potato with spices as a snack is made in different ways, this is from Bengali cuisine.

When potatoes and chaat combine, it has to be something nice, isn’t it?  A toast to all the potato lovers, I join your bandwagon in this, potatoes are versatile and handy. They can be made into tasty snacks as Aloo 65 or a stir fry to serve with roti as Aloo Matar. Veg Jadoh is flavoursome and Aloo Matar Paratha is everyone’s favourite.

About the West Bengal Cuisine:

The Bengali cuisine is flavoursome and has a huge spread of confectionaries and desserts. The main course  uses some rare spices that add a taste to the dish. Panch phoran is one such mix that is used in many dishes.

The Bengali cuisine has four varied type of dishes, charbya (food that is chewed), chosya (food that is sucked), lehya (food that is licked) and peya ( liquid ones). The wide range of milk based sweets, delicious snacks such as golgappa and the various lip smacking dishes from both the vegetarian and non vegetarian, makes it one of the most sought cuisine. Ghugni chaat is a popular and filling snack from this cuisine. The rice kheer from Bengali cuisine is utterly delicious and ideal for any festival.

About the Shhhh Cooking Secretly group

Well, Shhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge group has reached the last state and it has been a great experience cooking and learning many new culinary skills. It’s a group where we have visited one state each month, partners are assigned and we exchange two ingredients and prepare a dish. Later the members of the group, try to guess them. For this month, I was paired with Sujata Roy of www.batterupwithsujata.com She has a wonderful collection of bengali dishes on her blog, do check them out. The secret ingredients  given to me are  tamarind pulp and bengal gram  and I have prepared this lip smacking delicious aloo chaat. I gave Sujata, mustard and kalonji and she prepared  a tasty curry, Chanar Shorshe Jhal

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Ingredients:
  • 4 potato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 tablespoon bengal gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind puree
  • lemon juice
  • coriander for garnishing
Method:
  1. Soak the chana dal for sometime.
  2. Cook the chana dal and potatoes together al dente.
  3. Cut the onion finely.
  4. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
  5. Let the pressure release by itself. Peel the skin and cut them into cubes.
  6. Put the cubes in a bowl.
  7. Add onion pieces.
  8. Put chaat masala, coriander  powder, cumin powder, salt and chilli powder.
  9. Put the tamarind pulp.
  10. Mix all the ingredients together.
  11. Finally add tomato and garnish with coriander and lemon juice.
  12. Serve immediately.
Take a tip:

Put chana dal and potato in  separate containers, wash the potatoes and cook them whole. Put chana dal with little water in another pan. Cook them for one whistle. Let the pressure release by itself. 

Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat is a lip smacking delicious chaat

Ingredients

  • 4 potato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 to mato
  • 1 tablespoon bengal gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind puree
  • lemon juice
  • coriander for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Soak the chana dal for sometime. Cook the chana dal and potatoes together in a pressure cooker al dente.

  2. Cut the onion finely.
  3. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
  4. Let the pressure release by itself. Peel the skin and cut them into cubes.
  5. Put the cubes in a bowl.
  6. Add onion pieces.
  7. Put chaat masala, coriander  powder, cumin powder, salt and chilli powder.
  8. Put the tamarind pulp.
  9. Mix all the ingredients together.
  10. Finally add tomato and garnish with coriander and lemon juice.
  11. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Put chana dal and potato in  separate containers, wash the potatoes and cook them whole. Put chana dal with little water in another pan. Cook them for one whistle. Let the pressure release by itself. 

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6 Comments

  1. The Girl Next Door

    Such a lip-smackingly delicious dish! I love chaat in all its different forms, and this one looks right up my alley. Thank you so much for the detailed recipe. I’ll surely be trying this out. 🙂

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  2. Batter Up With Sujata

    Aloo chaat looks lipsmackingly delicious. What a mouthwatering look. And beautiful click. Loved your well explained recipe. Glad to know each other this month.

    Reply
  3. shobhakeshwani

    Yummy chaat ..who can resist this delicious snack with all the chatpata ingredients gone into it.

    Reply
  4. Vasusvegkitchen

    Yummy and tasty chaat looks amazing. As a aloo lover surely i am going to try it soon. Using tamarind and masalas made this chaat fabulous 🙂

    Reply
  5. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    That is a simple yet delicious aloo chat that would come together in no time, for a quick chai snack… Looks delicious…

    Reply
  6. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Wow aloo chaat now that is a treat. I love aloo in all forms and this looks delicious . also good to assemble when you have sudden guest.

    Reply

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