Saturday, March 9, 2013

Roadside Aloo Chaat (Dilli 6 style)

Here is a recipe I came up with and it tastes so good that we ate it almost everyday during Navratri. I know I've written a post on aloo chaat before, but this another version of it. Let's say this recipe is not as healthy as the one I wrote before (hehe) but it's super duper yummy. It tastes just like the chaat you could have on the roadside of Chandni Chowk (Delhi 6). For all those who haven't been to Chandni Chowk, it is one of the oldest and busiest markets of Old Delhi and serves some of the tastiest, cheapest roadside food you can find anywhere in Delhi.


5 medium potatoes boiled
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1 green chili (serrano pepper will do)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp chaat masala
2 tbsp mango powder (aamchur)
1 tsp paprika
a pinch of Turmeric (haldi)
Half a lime
Black salt to taste


1. Peel and boil the potatoes.

2. Once they are boiled, cut them into small cubes and deep fry like below.

The reason why we boil them first and then fry them is because they become crispy on the outside and soft and mushy on the inside. It just tastes a lot better.

3. Once all the potatoes are fried and looking crisp on the outside, take a pan, heat some oil in it, put chopped green chili and cumin seeds. 

4. In about 20 seconds, add the fried potatoes and mix with oil, chili and cumin.

5. Now add all the spices (turmeric, chaat masala, mango powder, paprika, black salt) and mix to coat all the potatoes well. 

6. Squeeze the juice of half a lime over it and mix well.

It should look like the picture above. These are simply mouth-watering. You won't be able to stop. Put coriander and tamarind chutney over them before eating or eat as it is. It'll still be yummy. Try it!



  1. looks really yummy will definitely try it and i love the way u put in the pictures. Very descriptive!