I grew up having a variety of street foods of India, specially living in Delhi, which is famous for the various chaat varieties (a savory snack, typically served as a hors d’oeuvre at road-side tracks from stalls or food carts in India). After moving to New York, I found many restaurant menu’s have some or the other version of chaat but nothing compared to the original taste. I started making those at home to get the authentic taste, since once you have had the real thing…you just don’t make compromises. Life was good and then the weight gain and health issues started, forcing me to think about what I was eating and like most people trying to adapt healthy eating habits, cutting down on deep fried foods started. but how do I leave chaat 🙂 I decided I don’t have to leave it and then started my journey to give healthy twist to the Indian street foods and my favorite chaat varieties. Today I am sharing one such simple yet very delicious recipe. Let me know if you try the recipe and like it…or if you have tried to give a healthy twist to another recipe, I would love to hear your experience too.
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Air Fried Aloo (potato) Chaat
A healthy twist to the typically deep fried, potato based, Indian street food, in this air fried version of the spicy Aloo (potato) chaat. Great for appetizer.
- Boiled Potatoes – 3 (peeled and cubed)
- Dates or Tamrind dip / chutney – 1 tsp.
- Mint & Cilantro dip / chutney – 1 Tsp.
- Red chilli powder
- Oil – 1 Tbsp.
- Mango Powder – 1/2 Tsp.
- Mint Leaves for Garnish
Take the boiled, peeled and cubed potatoes in a bowl, add salt and oil and mix lightly.
Recipe Tip : boil potatoes after peeling along with salt in the water, for the salt to get absorbed in potatoes for better taste.
Preheat air fryer to 350F. I use the Black Decker Air-fryer. Get it here.
Air fry the potatoes for 12 – 15 minutes or till golden brown, occasionally turning in-between for even cooking.
Mix the air fried potatoes, both chutneys, red chilli powder and mango powder. Garnish with a mint spring.
Serve piping hot and enjoy the Healthy version of the Indian street food – aloo chaat.