Aloo Chaat is an Indian dish of spiced potatoes; traditionally sold by street vendors across Northern India and Pakistan.
Although usually deep fried this is a healthier alternative. It can be served as a snack, a side dish or a light meal.
Knife Skills (Bridge & Claw); Using measuring spoons; Using the hob (under adult supervision only); Fine chopping of herbs; Mashing; Seasoning to taste.
Knife, Chopping Board, Bowl, Spoon.
Ingredients (serves 4, or 8 as a taster):
- 16 pre-boiled baby new potatoes
- 1 small red onion
- 1 small tomato
- 1.5 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp chaat masala or masala powder
- 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- Peel the onion and cut into small pieces.
- Cut the tomato into small pieces.
- Cut each cooked potato in half.
- Combine the onion, tomato and potatoes in a bowl and combine well.
- Add the lemon juice, masala and coriander and mix well.
So thinking about aloo chaat ...
Potatoes are very nutritious and low in calories. If eaten with the skin on they are high in complex carbohydrates (giving us energy to run around!) and fibre. They are also a good source of vitamin C and B6, as well as a range of minerals.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|-||Energy||526kJ / 124kcal||6%|
per 180g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 292kJ / 69kcal
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