Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shakkargandi ki Chaat

BM # 15  Day 3

Shakkargandhi, is sweet potato…and this is a chaat which is very famous in North India.Sweet Potatoes are roasted on coal and peeled, chopped and after adding spices drizzled with lemon juice.Its simple to prepare this , once the roasting is done.These can be baked as well as boiled ..One patta / plate of this chaat and you are done!.The masala that these vendors sprinkle varies, but the basic taste does not change.

This is a recipe where you have to decide on the spices, so I will just give you the ingredients .

Sweet potato..roasted / boiled / baked
Red chilly pwd
Chaat masala
Black salt
Yellow chilly pwd(optional)
Salt to taste
Lemon juice

Peel the sweet potato.
Cut into cubes.
Add spices, lemon juice.
Toss .
Enjoy.


a Delhi vendor selling corn and sweet potato chaat





This chaat was served in the Awadhi Thaali


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21 comments:

  1. Can imagine the nice aromatic smell of this salad. Looks awesome.

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  2. I never know sweet potato chat...delicious healthy snack....awesome clicks!

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  3. very delicious chaat..looks absolutely yumm

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  4. That's really a new one..we normally eat it as such..this sounds very interesting!

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  5. i was drooling at the name itself..it seems like a must try, will do it now when the summer vacation has begum

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  6. love the street photos...chaat sounds delicious!

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  7. Your post brings back the memory of eating it this outside palika bazaar. I love eating it with the citrous kamrakh (star fruit)slices.

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  8. reminds me of Delhi totally.. esp near CP / Janpath... yummy chaat.. I make this, although with the skin on :)


    Kalyani
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  9. Thats a super quick and delicious chaat..

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  10. we use to eat it as such after boiling it in water!!! Adding those masala's will make it more irresistible!!!!

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  11. Yummy chaat and the platter looks irresistible :)

    Vardhini
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  12. Oh, your post brought memories of eating this. My mom would just boil it with a pinch of salt and it would taste so good. I like the ones she used to roast on charcoal.

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  13. My mom reminds us every time about the charcoal roasted sweet potatoes we used to have as kids! Awesome! Love it!!

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  14. I've never had coal roasted sweet potatoes... I want to try this so badly...

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  15. sounds new to me. Chaat looks awesome

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  16. Nice pictures, these show how the dish is enjoyed best, right :)?

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  17. My mom used to boil them and sprinkle with salt for evening salt.
    I have seen these spicy version chats online. Must be yummy.

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  18. What a super chaat!Loved the clicks Vaishali...

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