Aloo Khasta Chaat – Crunchy Potato Patties with Assorted Chutneys

Posted: July 10, 2012 in Chaat, North Indian
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Love for potatoes have always been a weak point of mine. Potatoes make me happy. They are a versatile food. They can be baked, fried, mashed, boiled, dehydrated, sauteed & pureed. They can be served cold or hot. Chaat is a word which always made my mouth water and combo of these two is so tempting. The word Khasta means flaky and crispy. And crispiness comes by deep frying the potato patties in oil. Here I have ignored the deep frying due to the amount of calories involved. This dish is jhatpat (fast)to make and chatpata (tangy) to taste.

Ingredients :-

Potatoes 4 boiled and mashed
Mint leaves a bunch
Cilantro leaves few chopped
Black salt/salt to taste
Chaat Masala 1-2 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
Cornflour 2 teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Green chutney 1/2 cup
Sweet tamarind chutney 4-5 tablespoon
Nylon sev 1/2 cup
Oil 1/4 cup

Method:-

  • In a large vessel combine mashed potatoes, mint leaves, cilantro leaves, black salt, chaat masala and lemon juice.
  • Divide the mixture into equal balls, spread slightly, place 1 teaspoon of green chutney on the center. Fold the sides and flatten it. Similarly prepare the other balls.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a griddle or pan and shallow fry till golden brown. You can also deep fry the patties.
  • Place the fried potatoes in individual plates, drizzle tamarind chutney and leftover green chutney.
  • Sprinkle sev, roasted cumin powder and chaat masala on the top of it. Serve hot and enjoy it on rainy day.

Note:-

You can get green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney from any Indian or Asian store. You can also make the two chutneys in home. Recipes for these two chutneys will soon follow.

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