This is my take on Aloo Chaat, a very popular street food snack from North India and a super easy one to recreate at home. “Matar” means peas in Hindi, which I’ve added because peas and potatoes are a match made in heaven for summery salads. This is a perfect BBQ side dish or picnic addition.
Chaat Masala is lively spice blend that is the go-to seasoning to pep up Indian snacks. The word “chaat” is from the Hindi verb “chaatna” which means to lick. True to form, chaat is finger licking good food and has a lot to thank this spice mix for. Characterised by its distinctive sulphurous aroma and sour flavour, it is spicy, hot, sweet and tangy all at the same time, making this a perfectly piquant and interesting salad.
Aloo Chaat is typically made with potatoes that have been par boiled and then shallow fried. I’ve skipped the frying stage as it makes things easier and gives a fresher taste. he fried version does work really well however as a side to grilled meats…think steak and chips!