Navratri Vrat Sweet Potato Recipe

Navratri Vrat Sweet Potato Recipe

What is Chat?

What is Chat? India’s most famous snack and street food is Chat. In India, “chat” is not just a set of snacks: It’s a cuisine art in itself. Additionally, it has all the ingredients that make food tempting; sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and crunchy. Navratri Vrat Sweet Potato Recipe is eaten during Vrat. At the same time, Chat is timeless and can be relished anytime.

Background of Chat

Subsequently, the origin of the word chat undoubtedly stems from the taste and sensation of the word chatpatta which stands for anything salty, sweet and tangy in savoury snacks and foods. But I believe stems from word “chatna”, meaning to lick. Chat tickles the palate on all sides and the burst of flavours hits the sides of the tongue.

Origins of Sweet Potato Chat

Different chats were created in different parts of India. Specifically, Aloo or Potato Chat is a modest street food in Delhi and almost all of northern India. Even  Accordingly, Sweet potato or Shakarkandi chat too must have originated here. It consists of fried pieces of parboiled sweet potato mixed with a generous amount of spices and lemon.

Different varieties of Chat

There are different types of chat and, and the right methods of eating each. But at the root, every chat dish has a base, crunch and sauces or chutneys which bestows a unique and addictive flavour.

Certainly, this Navratri Vrat Sweet Potato Recipe is specially made to spice up the Navratri Vrat or fasting days. I am licking my fingers and having more.

Check out my other Vrat recipes; Banana Lassi, Banana Cutlets and Lauki ki Kheer., Sabudana ki khichdi

Navratri Vrat Sweet Potato Chat or Shakarkandi Chat
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Navratri Vrat Sweet Potato Chat or Shakarkandi Chat
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  1. Boil and peel the sweet potato. Once it's boiled cut it into bite sized chunks.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the sweet potato chunks. Fry them till light golden brown.
  3. In a bowl, add the coriander, red chilli powder and chat masala and mix.
  4. Then add the rock salt and mix well
  5. Add the sweet potato and toss it well to combine the ingredients.
  6. Squeeze the lime and mix to make a tangy Sweet Potato Chat.
  7. Add some pomegranate pearls, roasted peanuts, fresh coriander, chat masala, mint leaves and serve.
  8. Finally, add the mint and tamarind chutney and give it a good mix.
Recipe Notes

While boiling the sweet potato, do not overboil it or it will not fry properly.

I like it parboiled as I like it with a bite in it and not soggy.


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