Roasted Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Chaat Recipe
Chaat is a category of Indian savory snacks and street food that can be prepared with boiled vegetables, raw fruit, fried dough, or other ingredients, and then sprinkled with a variety of spices and chutneys.
Shakarkandi, or sweet potato, is a popular winter street food cum snack. It is also a vegetable that is allowed during festival fasting. Notwithstanding this, sweet potatoes can be enjoyed any time, as they are not only delicious but have a high nutrient value, too. Learn more about the health benefits of sweet potatoes in this article.
There are numerous ways in which sweet potato can be prepared: as fries, halwa, chips, cutlet, curry, etc. However, chaat prepared with sweet potatoes is probably the most popular preparation. This is a very easy-to-make chaat that everyone will love.
- 500 grams shakarkandi (sweet potatoes)
- 4 tbsp imli (tamarind) chutney
- 2 tbsp pudina (mint) chutney
- 1 tsp or to taste salt
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp roasted jeera (cumin seed) powder
- 1 lemon, for its juice
- 2-3 tsp chopped hara dhania (cilantro)
- Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly. Wet them with water and microwave them until they are just tender but can be pricked a bit resistantly with a fork at the thickest spot. Ensure you do not overcook them. Microwave for 2 minutes at a time and rotate them each time. Our sweet potatoes took about 7 minutes to soften.
- Remove and roast the sweet potatoes on a grill on low-to-medium flame until their skin is charred all over. Keep rotating them at intervals.
- Peel the sweet potatoes when they are cool enough to handle. Then cut them into 1/2-inch thick roundels, slicing the larger roundels into two.
- Sprinkle the spices, salt, both chutneys, 2 tsp cilantro, and lemon juice over the sliced sweet potatoes. Mix thoroughly but gently.
- Garnish with a little tamarind chutney and cilantro, and serve immediately.
Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Chaat Recipe
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