Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Aloo Chaat – Sherzaad Style





Sherzaad – the first restaurant I had been to in Saudi Arabia. The appetizer went with a Aloo chaat I had the same aloo chaat in my mind but when the first dollop was in my mouth I tasted the tangy cool chaat.
As I don’t eat chicken, fish and paneer is my last preference in starters so I chose this. I must say it was really yummmm. I hadn’t tasted this chaat before.
It happened last week to go again to the same restaurant again nd have the same aloo chaat. When I was having I just murmured Guru how about me trying this at home will it taste the same? And he replied ‘Y not but same taste donno’ Tak here I decided to prepare the same chaat and it had to taste the same. Last nyt I prepared this and Boy it tasted the same. Happy was my dearest hubby :D.
He he he next time I need not go to sherzaad to eat this aloo chaat.

Here is what’s needed:
For sweet chutney-
Dates-10
Red chili powder-1tsp
Tamarind – a lemon sized piece
Jaggery- a lemon sized piece
Salt to taste
Soak dates in warm water for half n hour then unseed them. Grind all these ingredients into smooth paste ( thick paste).

For the green chutney:
Mint leaves -10
Coriander leaves – few strands
Green chilly – 1 small
Salt a pinch or two
Grind all these ingredients into fine paste by adding very little water (keep it thick)

For chaat:
Potatoes -3 big sized ( boiled peeled and cut into ¾” cubes)
Finely chopped capsicum – 4tbsp
Finely chopped onions – ½ cup
Finely chopped tomatoes – ½ cup
Salt to taste
Few drops of lime juice:
Now to the chaat method:
In a bowl add all the Ingredients – for chaat, then add 1 tbsp of green chutney and 10 tbsp of sweet chutney, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
Make sure that each piece of potato has sheltered with chutney.
Now just tang the chaat in ur mouth.
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