Sweet Potato Chaat | Shakarkandi ki Chaat

Sweet Potato Chaat or Shakarkandi ki Chaat is a super simple recipe and it is great alternative to the popular aloo chaat. If you want to avoid potatoes and looking for alternatives, here comes the sweet potato chaat. For aloo chaat, we usually roast or fry the potatoes and toss it with chaat masala and add in the toppings and serve with the dash of lime juice. It’s as simple as that. But for this sweet potato chaat, I boiled them first and cubed them, then tossed them with spices and pan seared until the caramelized crust is formed, making it a guilt free yummy chaat.

I was contemplating if I should try regular aloo chaat or try the alternative sweet potato chaat.  I already posted aloo tikki, dabeli which has the potato filling and next week I have couple more recipes coming up which are potato based. Hence I went with sweet potatoes.  More or less all chaat recipes call for potatoes in one way or the other. So when there is a recipe where I can replace, potatoes, I didn’t want to miss. But please do not mistake that, I don’t like potatoes. I love potatoes.  ;-)

Ok, lets me stop the potato vs sweet potato thing and get back to the recipe. As usual I microwaved the sweet potatoes and removed the peels and cubed them. Before adding it to the pan, I included all the masalas and then roasted them. Finally drizzled some lemon juice and added some chopped cilantro and sev and called it a chaat.  That’s it. But you can take this simple chaat to further levels.

  • Either you can add the spiced up yogurt like in dahi sev puri and top it up with sev and pomegranate arils.
  • You can add plain yogurt and top it up with both green and sweet chutney and yeah of course with onions, sev and cilantro.

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I can keep adding ideas to this list. But let me stop here and share what I did,

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes – approx 2.5 cups cubed
  • Chaat masala – 1 tsp
  • Jal Jeera Masala – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped Cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • For Garnish
  • Sev or Pomegrante seeds (I used Sev)

Steps:

  • Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly and steam them in your preferred way. I, as usual microwaved them in the potato setting. Let it cool and chop them roughly into cubes.

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  • To these boiled sweet potato cubes, add the chaat masala, jal jeera masala, salt and red chilly powder. Toss them nicely and ensure the masalas are coated nicely.

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  • Now heat a wide pan or wok and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the masala coated sweet potatoes and in medium flame roast them until they turn brown.
  • I charred them nicely like below. 
  • Turn off the heat and transfer to the serving bowl.
  • Now add the lemon juice and garnish it with cilantro and sev.

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That’s it. Super simple yummy sweet potato chaat is ready.

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Notes:

  • Instead of sweet potatoes, aloo or corn can be used too. Steaming them first and roasting helps in less oil consumption.
  • We prefer charred sweet potatoes, so I usually let them roast for longer time. But you can adjust the cooking time as per your preference.
  • You can garnish this with roasted and crushed peanuts, sev, pomegranate arils and also with sweet chutneys.
  • Before serving vaandu, I toss it with ketchup :-)
Sweet Potato Chaat | Shakarkandi ki Chaat
A healthy alternative for fried aloo chaat prepared with sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes are boiled and cubed and tossed with spices and pan seared until the crust is formed. Serve this with as dash of lemon juice and sev.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 sweet potatoes - approx 2.5 cups cubed
  2. Chaat masala - 1 tsp
  3. Jal Jeera Masala - 1 tsp
  4. Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Oil - 1 tbsp
  6. Chopped Cilantro - 1 tbsp
  7. Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  8. Salt - 1 tsp
For Garnish
  1. Sev or Pomegrante seeds (I used Sev)
Instructions
  1. Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly and steam them in your preferred way. I, as usual microwaved them in the potato setting. Let it cool and chop them roughly into cubes.
  2. To these boiled sweet potato cubes, add the chaat masala, jal jeera masala, salt and red chilly powder. Toss them nicely and ensure the masalas are coated nicely.
  3. Now heat a wide pan or wok and add oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the masala coated sweet potatoes and in medium flame roast them until they turn brown.
  5. I charred them nicely like below.
  6. Turn off the heat and transfer to the serving bowl.
  7. Now add the lemon juice and garnish it with cilantro and sev.
  8. That’s it. Super simple yummy sweet potato chaat is ready.
Notes
  1. Instead of sweet potatoes, aloo or corn can be used too. Steaming them first and roasting helps in less oil consumption.
  2. We prefer charred sweet potatoes, so I usually let them roast for longer time. But you can adjust the cooking time as per your preference.
  3. You can garnish this with roasted and crushed peanuts, sev, pomegranate arils and also with sweet chutneys.
  4. Before serving vaandu, I toss it with ketchup :-)
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39 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Chaat | Shakarkandi ki Chaat

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  2. Srivalli Jetti

    I love these sweet potato chat Srividhya, the last time I made, it was with small quantity and it disappeared in no time!..

  3. usha

    Sweet potato chaat is very tempting. I usually boil sweet potato and eat it as is. That’s how we use to eat growing up. This would be a nice variation to that. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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