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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sweet Potato Chat / Shakarkand ki Chat - North Indian Street Food Recipe


Sweet Potato chat or Shakarkand ki Chat is a very healthy snacks recipe. Healthy because it is oil free and also as it is made from one of the healthiest plant food - Sweet Potato. It is a very common street food in Delhi, specially in Winter season.

 A lip smacking and irresistible snacks which can be made very easily at home. You can either bake or boil the sweet Potatoes to make this chat. The chat gets tangy flavor from the lemon juice and the chat masala and the sweetness from the sweet Potatoes . Addition of Pomegranate seeds make the chat colorful and also gives nice crunchy bite. Have added a tangy and spicy Mint chutney to this chat as well. If making for fast (Vrat)  do not put Chat Masala and Black Salt.


Sweet Potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch. They have got over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A in one medium spud, as well as loads of fiber and potassium. they have got more grams of natural sugars than regular potato but more overall nutrients with fewer calories.
source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/281438.php

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 Sweet Potatoes
  • Hand full of fresh Mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of Chat masala
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1/2 inch piece of Ginger
  • Rock Salt to taste ( Sendha Namak)
  • Black Salt to taste (Kala Namak)
  • 2-3 tbsp of Pomegranate seeds
  Method:
  1.  Wash the sweet Potatoes well in running water to remove all the dirt. Now boil them in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. The Sweet Potatoes should not be over cooked as they will become mushy. If baking, poke the Sweet Potatoes with fork from all sides, this is to allow the steam to escape and avoid the tuber from exploding. Bake them at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Pass a toothpick in the centre of the tuber to check for the doneness.   

    2.  Peel the tuber on cooling down and roughly chop into bite size chunks.


   3.  For the Mint chutney, grind the Mint leaves, green Chili, Ginger and 1 tbsp lemon juice to paste in a grinder.


  4. Take the Sweet Potato Chunks in a mixing bowl and drizzle the Mint chutney over it followed by the remaining 1 tbsp Lemon juice.



   5. Sprinkle Chat Masala, Rock salt and Black salt and toss well or mix with a spoon, taking care not to mash the pieces.



   6. lastly arrange in the individual serving bowls and garnish with Pomegranate seeds and enjoy !

 

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