Sweet, tangy and spicy- the infamous Delhi Aloo chaat is loaded with tantalizing flavors that you’re sure to get addicted to. What’s best is the fact that this snack is actually pretty easy to put together.
Scroll down and get a quick look at everything that goes into making it and more.
Ingredients For the Recipe
Some boiled potatoes and a few spices and veggies are all you need to put this delicious chaat together.
- Potatoes (boiled and cubed): 2 cups
- Mustard oil: 1 tbsp
- Red chili powder: 2 tsps
- Pink salt: 1 tsp
- Chaat masala: 1 tbsp
- Onions (sliced): ¼ cup
- Ginger (chopped): 1 tbsp
- Green chilies (chopped): 1 tbsp
- Green coriander mint chutney: 2 tbsps
- Pomegranate seeds: For garnish
- Besan sev: For garnish
How to Make the Delhi Aloo Chaat
Got everything ready? Here’s the process of making the chaat in the air fryer.
Preheat the air fryer to 350F for 5 minutes.
Transfer the cut potatoes into the air fryer and air fry them for 10 minutes at 300F.
Next, take a bowl and add the mustard oil, chili powder, chaat masala, and salt. Mix them.
Add the air fried potatoes and coat them well with the oil mixture.
Next, add in the onions, ginger, green chilies, and green coriander mint chutney.
Garnish with pomegranate seeds and besan sev and serve as a snack.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best part about making the Delhi aloo chaat is the fact that you can tweak the recipe and add in the ingredients of your choice, based on what you prefer taste wise. Here are some good additions to consider.
- Chopped tomatoes
- Chopped cucumber
- Grated radish
- A tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves and some asafoetida.
- Chopped green mango
- Boiled chickpeas
- Chopped spring onions
You don’t necessarily need to air fry the potatoes if you have already boiled them. However, this extra step can add a ton of flavor and deliciousness to the potatoes. Air frying can help crisp up the potatoes and give them a little golden outer coating, enhancing the flavor and texture of the chaat.
Got some leftover aloo chaat? Transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for upto a day. It is best to consume the chaat as soon as you can- storing it for too long can make the potatoes soggy and mushy.
You can also use up the leftovers as a simple filling for your homemade wraps.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Chaat
While putting the aloo chaat together is actually a pretty simple process, you can actually benefit from having these little tips and tricks handy.
- Want the chaat to have a more tangy flavor? Drizzle some tamarind sauce into it and give it a good toss.
- Not too fond of the sourness tamarind adds? You can squeeze a bit of lemon juice on the top as well.
- For some extra flavor and a pop of color, throw in some chopped coriander leaves and/or mint leaves.
- Roasted cumin powder can also make for a wonderful addition to this chaat.
- If you don’t have an air fryer but still want your potatoes to have that crispiness, you can pan fry them in a bit of oil or even deep fry them while they’re still raw.
- To tone down the flavors of the chaat and make it more nutritious and healthy, you can also spoon some whisked yogurt on the top, right before you serve.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
Your tantalizing Delhi aloo chaat can be enjoyed as is or teamed up with some piping hot Indian style masala tea, and served as an evening snack.
Loved how easy it was to recreate this Indian snack? Looking for some more fun recipes worth trying out? Here are a few good ones you might want to check out.
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Air Fryer Delhi Aloo Chaat
- 2 cups Potatoes , (boiled and cubed)
- 1 tablespoon Mustard Oil
- 2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Pink Salt
- 1 tablespoon Chaat Masala
- ¼ cup Onions , (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon Ginger , (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Green chilies , (chopped)
- 2 tablespoon Green Coriander Mint Chutney
- 1 bowl Pomegranate Seeds, (For Garnish)
- 1 bowl Besan Sev, (For Garnish)
- Pre-heat the air fryer to 350F for 5 minutes.
- Transfer the cut potatoes into the air fryer and air fry them for 10 minutes at 300F.
- Next, take a bowl and add the mustard oil, chili powder, chaat masala, and salt. Mix them.
- Add the air fried potatoes and coat them well with the oil mixture.
- Next, add in the onions, ginger, green chilies, and green coriander mint chutney.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds and besan sev and serve as a snack.