Aloo Chaat

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Aloo Chaat
Aloo chaat vendor, Connaught Place, New Delhi.jpg
Aloo Chaat Vendor, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Type Street food
Place of origin India
Region or state North India
Main ingredients Potatoes, oil, spices, chutney
Cookbook:Aloo Chaat  Aloo Chaat
This article is about an Indian snack. For the Bollywood movie, see Aloo Chaat (film).

Aloo Chaat (Hindi: 'आलू चाट',Urdu: آلو چاٹ‎) is the name of a street food item made in North India and Pakistan. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and chutney.

It can be served as a snack, a side dish or a light meal.[1] It is made from boiled and fried cubed potatoes served with chat masala. It is a versatile dish that has many regional variations.[2] The word “Aloo” means potatoes in Hindi and the word “Chaat” is derived from Hindi word Chatna which means tasting. Thus, Aloo Chaat means a savory potato snack. It is also spelled as Alu Chaat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ India. Sydney: Murdoch Books. 2010. p. 23. ISBN 1741964385. 
  2. ^ Dalal, Tarla (2007). Punjabi khana. Mumbai: Sanjay. p. 107. ISBN 8189491547.