Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet potatoes are basically from potatoes family and it is root vegetables.
This is easily available in markets, grocery store specially in winter season.

There are variety of dishes and recipes which can be prepared with this.  In India it is basically a great food to have during fast. Festivals like navratra where people use to keep fast for nine days, this sweet potatoes are used in meal in many ways. This is starchy roots full with so many nutrition.

This vegetables is little sweet in taste, so this nature gives a unique characteristics to this vegetables. Due to this sweet nature we can't use this potatos directly as vegetables or cook with other vegetables. But you can cook so many recipes using this vegetables with some other way like baking or grill on charcoal, awesome food can be made. When you grill this on charcoal, smoky flavour with sweet taste makes awesome combination. Tikki can be prepared with sweet potato and can be served with curd and chat masala. Tikki and curd combination is a good food for during fast.

I make generally chat using sweet potato and it is very very easy and can be made in few minutes without any hassle. Here I am going to share this sweet potato chat recipe. You can make it any time either in breakfast or in noon snacks or evening snacks or in dinner. I make it in dinner because it is easy to cook and after long working hours in office sometimes what you want is quick meal. So this could be a healthy option for working mom and wife instead of outside food. Even in evening time you can make it accompany with tea. Whatever the time whatever the situation it can be eaten with charm.
Sometimes you must have seen in market hawkers selling this sweet potato chat. Specially in Delhi or NCR region out of the shopping complex, metros, college or in public areas, people are very keen to purchase it from Hawker and eat. This is a very common trend in Delhi and NCR, where people like to eat during shopping or rambling. So many hawkers with their stall sell this sweet potato chat outside of metros and college and complexes during winter.

In my childwood, I remember, my grandmother use to give us sweet potato with warm milk. She used to boil sweet potatoes in pan then made it cool and gave us in a bowl with milk putting some sugar and we used to enjoy that too. Everybody in my home used to eat this sweet potato with milk and liked it specially during fasting period.

So there are many ways and many recipes for use of sweet potatoes. Here I am sharing one of my recipe sweet potato chat. Try this recipe and give your feedback to me.

Ingredients: Serving for two plates

Sweet Potato: 2 big Sized
Chaat masala: 2 tsp
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Black Salt: 1 tsp (White Salt can also be used. I used white salt)
Red Chilli flakes: 1 tsp
Lemon : 1 medium sized

Method of Preparation

  1. Take sweet Potatoes and wash it properly. Take a pressure cooker and put sweet potatoes in it. Put water in pressure cooker untill sweet potatoes are covered with water. Cook it untill 3 to 4 whistles.

2.  When all pressure is released from cooker then open it and take sweet potatoes out and peel it off.
3. Roughly cut it into cubical size from knife.
4. Add chaat masala, cumin powder, black salt, red chilli flakes, lemon juice and saute it.
5. Take it into plates and serve it with toothpicks or forks.


  1. If you wish to steam sweet potatoes instead of cooking in pressure cooker then you can steam it in a pan for 20 mintues. Before that cut sweet potatoes into cubical size pieces.
  2. You can eat this chat duringfast time too. For fast, you add rock salt, cumin seeds powder, red chilli flakes and lemon juice.