Roasted Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Chaat Recipe

Updated on January 20, 2020
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Shakarkandi Chaat
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Chaat is a type of Indian savory snacks and street food that is 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 snack. It is also a vegetable that is allowed during festival fasting. Of course, sweet potatoes can be enjoyed any time and they are not only delicious but have a high nutrient value, too. Learn more about the health benefits of sweet potatoes via this link.

There are numerous ways in which sweet potato can be prepared: as fries, halwa, chips, cutlets, 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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: two servings


  • 500 grams shakarkandi (sweet potatoes)
  • 4 tablespoons imli (tamarind) chutney
  • 2 tablespoons pudina (mint) chutney
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted jeera (cumin seed) powder
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 teaspoons chopped hara dhania (cilantro)


  1. Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly. While they're still wet, microwave them just until they can be pricked with a fork at the thickest spot. Microwave for 2 minutes at a time and rotate them each time. Ensure you do not overcook them. Our sweet potatoes took about 7 minutes to soften.
  2. Roast the sweet potatoes on a grill over low-to-medium flame until their skins are charred all over. Keep rotating them at intervals.
  3. When they are cool enough to handle, peel the sweet potatoes and then cut them into 1/2-inch thick rounds, slicing the larger roundels into two.
  4. Sprinkle the spices, salt, chutneys, 2 teaspoons of the cilantro, and the lemon juice over the sliced sweet potatoes. Mix thoroughly but gently.
  5. Garnish with a little tamarind chutney and the remaining cilantro and serve immediately.

Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Chaat Recipe

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      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        18 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        No idea if Indian restaurants offer this on their winter food menu. It would be great if they do.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        18 months ago

        How wonderful it would be to see this offered as street food here in our area. Looks so delicious!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        19 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Not very hot manatita. it is a chaat after all. You wil like it. Thank you.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        19 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        We love it this way - sweet and a bit hot. Thank you for the visit, Peggy.

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        19 months ago from london

        Chilli pepper in sweet potatoes? Interesting! A bitter-sweet mouth. Hey he. One of my favourite foods and as you say, healthy too. Peace, Bro.

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        Peggy Woods 

        19 months ago from Houston, Texas

        Sweet potatoes are indeed healthy and I have eaten them in many ways but this preparation would be new to me. It sounds good. Thanks for your recipe.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        19 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        I hope you do try this one. Thank you, Bill.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        19 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        You are welcome, Rinita. I am glad the recipe is useful.

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        Bill Holland 

        19 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I've eaten many sweet potato fries, but no other way. Maybe it is about time for me to broaden my experience. :)

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        Rinita Sen 

        19 months ago

        Just the recipe I was looking for. Thanks Rajan.


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