Aloo Chana Chat (Potato and Chick Pea Chat)

Chat is a small dish. This Indian street food dish is served hot or cold. It can be considered an appetizer or a side dish. Chats are an amazing addition to any meal or gathering. Topped with a dollop of mint chutney and you have a burst of flavors that make your taste buds dance.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cool Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 274 kcal


  • 1 Can Opener
  • 1 Food Proccesor
  • 1 Saute Pan
  • 1 Bowl


  • 2 Potatoes
  • 15 Oz Chickpeas
  • 1 Tbs Ginger Root
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 Green Chili Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Red Kashmir Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chat Masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Or Ghee if not vegetarian


  • Boil the potatoes until a fork is inserted with ease
  • Set aside to cool
  • Drain and discard the water from a can of chick peas
  • Place the green chili pepper, the onion, lemon juice, and the fresh ginger in the food processor and blend until fine
  • Peel the cooled potatoes and slice into bite sized chunks
  • Place olive oil and or ghee into a frying pan and on medium high heat, add the potatoes and chick peas and sprinkle with the chili powder
  • Stir fry the potatoes and chick peas until they are a golden brown.
  • In a bowl toss the browned potato chick pea mixture with the blended pepper, ginger, onion mixture. Add the Chat Masala and salt to taste.
  • Serve with Mint Chutney on top or can be mixed in.


Mint Chutney is not calculated in the nutritional information, however it only adds 14-16 calories.  See recipe for Vegetarian Mint Chutney or Vegan Mint Chutney
Chat Masala is a blend of spices that can be found in your local International grocery or look up individual spices to blend on your own. 


Calories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 12gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 826mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 4mg
Keyword brunch, Dinner Party, Entertaining, side, Vegetarian
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