Imli wale Aaloo ki Chaat

Imli wale Aaloo ki Chat is a tangy , spicy and crunchy chaat with potatoes and onions. The highlight of the chaat is imli or tamarind , which makes it absolutely irresistible .

The alphabet ‘ I ‘ has always been tough , tangy tamarind has always come to my rescue . Imli is the Hindi word used for tamarind . I have made a Imli ki Kulfi for ‘I ‘in one of the previous marathons and today it is Imli wale Aloo ki Chaat .

Imli Wale Aaloo ki Chaat takes me back to my childhood . I really can’t remember much , but I remember I ate this chaat in Jaipur . We were visiting some family and I had cousins who took me out . The chaat left a imprint ! Yes it was very peculiar , there was crushed ice over these spiced tangy potatoes . Fortunately I  am still in contact with that distant cousin and got the recipe from her . Sad that the vendor has passed away and the chaat is no more available .

It was due to the ice that this chaat had etched my memory , and I had always wondered why ice was added in a chaat ! now that I made this chaat I realised It chilled the potatoes and diluted the tamarind water to create a nice chilled , spicy and tangy chaat .

Seriously it is hard for me to express the flavours , but I simply loved the chaat , it is very quick to assemble and tastes absolutely amazing , lip smacking . I loved the sauce and after finishing the potatoes , relished the sauce , literally licked off the bowl ! He! he ! !

Imli wale Aaloo ki Chaat is my Day 3 post for the A to Z series under the theme Pick One State and Make Three . This month I have picked Rajasthan and we worked with G , H and I alphabets .

Imli wale Aaloo ki Chaat

Imli wale Aaloo ki Chaat

Ingredients

4 potatoes , boiled
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp coarse red chilly powder
1/4 tsp chat masala
1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
Black salt
Salt to taste
2 tbsp tamarind pulp
Coriander leaves
Mint leaves
Crushed ice

Method

Chop the boiled potatoes into cubes .
Put them in a bowl .
Add chopped onions .
Sprinkle red chilly powder , chat masala , cumin powder , and salts .
Toss gently .
Dilute the tamarind pulp with 3-4 tbsp of water and drizzle over the potatoes .
Add finely crushed ice and garnish with coriander and mint leaves .
Serve immediately .
Imli wale Aaloo ki Chaat
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A – Z  Pick One Indian State and Make Three Dishes
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Imli wale Aloo ki Chat
Imli wale Aaloo ki Chat is a tangy , spicy and crunchy chaat with potatoes and onions. The highlight of the chaat is imli or tamarind , which makes it absolutely irresistible .
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Chop the boiled potatoes into cubes .
  2. Put them in a bowl .
  3. Add chopped onions .
  4. Sprinkle red chilly powder , chat masala , cumin powder , and salts .
  5. Toss gently .
  6. Dilute the tamarind pulp with 3-4 tbsp of water and drizzle over the potatoes .
  7. Add finely crushed ice and garnish with coriander and mint leaves .
  8. Serve immediately .
Recipe Notes

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4 thoughts on “Imli wale Aaloo ki Chaat”

  1. WOW, that is such an interesting way to make chaat. Adding crushed ice sounds like a great idea, especially when serving in warm weather – refreshing and delicious.

  2. Wow the crushed ice on it sounds mindblowing! what a fantastic chat Vaishali, and yes Imli always comes to our rescue..:) enjoyed all the dishes this month from Rajasthan Vaishali, can’t wait to see what next

  3. The aloo chat looks totally delicious… Love that idea of adding ice cubes. Very interesting….

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