Alu chaat is quick and easy chaat made with boiled potato. Poha mixture is layered on the sliced potato along with spicy onion mixture.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Potato Chaat.
Baby Potato 3
Thin Poha 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Roasted Peanuts 15 app.
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Whole Red Chile 1 small
Cinnamon 1/4 inch stick
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cilantro few sprigs
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tsp
Method of preparation:
Grind red chile, cinnamon, clove, coriander seeds into fine powder using a spice blender.
Bring to boil few cups of water, add baby potatoes and salt.
Boil till potatoes are just soft and remove from heat.
Cool them to room temperature and peel the potatoes.
Slice the potatoes into thick slices.
Mix masala powder and salt and rub on each side of the potato slice.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Clean, remove hard stems and finely chop cilantro.
Mix together chopped onion, roasted peanuts, red chile powder, salt, cilantro.
Heat a flat pan on medium heat, add poha.
Fry till poha is crisp. Make sure poha doesn’t change color.
Remove from heat, add oil in the same pan while its still hot, add red chile powder and salt.
Immediately add the poha to the oil and toss well to coat the poha with red chile powder.
On a serving plate, arrange the potato slices.
Layer each potato slice with poha mixture.
And then just before serving, layer with onion mixture and lemon juice.
Serve potato chaat immediately.
Notes: Make sure potatoes are not overcooked.
Suggestions: Adjust the spice with red chile powder. Add chopped green chiles for more spice.
Variations: Check out the previously posted recipes of various chaat here.
Other Names: Potato Chaat, Alu Chaat, Aloo Chaat.