Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vrat ka Khana | Fasting Foods: Aloo aur Sakarkandi ki Chaat | Potato & Sweet Potato Savoury

This recipe is another favourite of festival times, especially in the Northern parts of India. Its very simple to put together and guaranteed to please. If you are the kind of person who enjoys a sweet-spicy-tang, this Aloo aur Sakarkandi Chaat is for you!

2 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, cubed
2 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, cubed
Oil, for frying
Chaat Masala to taste
1 lemon, halved
2 tbsp cilantro, washed, and chopped fine
1 green chili, minced

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Reduce heat to a medium.
  2. Add half the cubed potatoes and sweet potatoes.
  3. Allow to fry on low to medium heat until crisp on one side.
  4. Turn over and fry, repeat until all sides are crisp. 
  5. Remove into a large bowl. Save in a warm oven to to maintain temperature.
  6. Fry the remaining potato and sweet potato cubes.
  7. Remove into a large bowl. 
  8. Squeeze lemon liberally onto the fried vegetables. 
  9. Sprinkle with chaat masala to taste.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and chilies.
  11. Serve immediately. The chaat is best enjoyed fresh when the vegetables are warm.
As this is a perfect bite-sized treat for the festive season, I am sending a big bowl of this out to Suma @ Veggie Platter who is hosting CFK: Festive Foods for this month. CFK is a kid-friendly cooking monthly started by Sharmi @ Neivedyam.

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    1. This is so new to me.But I am sure it must taste awesome!

    2. Very interesting and new dish for me..

    3. Thanks for this bowl of healthy salad. We don't need to wait for any festivals to try this out. :)
      You reminded my childhood days when we used to eat boiled sweetpotatoes.

    4. @ PJ, Priya, notyet100, Suma: This is a recipe from my childhood. Its a typically Delhi winter snack!!


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