Recipe: Meethe aalo ka chaat

Nothing beats cooking in a steamer
Nothing beats cooking in a steamer

All my life, I’ve stayed away from sweet potatoes, which ¬†the rest of the family savors as a fasting delicacy. Mitha Aloo Ki Chat is one appetizer that makes me pick the vegetarian selection on-board Singapore Airlines¬†to Mumbai. Although I haven’t figured the exact recipe yet, this one works well in the interim, while¬†my experiments continue. In the next iteration, I’m going to add some tamarind chutney.¬†If someone has a recipe already, please do share it.¬†Point to note is that¬† I’ve seen exceptional results when using the steamer (my wife got for preparing¬†momos) as against boiling in a pressure¬†cooker.


The end-result - sweet & sour
The end-result – sweet & sour
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tsp chat masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Finely chopped Coriander
  • Rock salt, to taste


  • Steam the sweet potatoes, peel the cover & dice¬†them
  • Mix all the other ingredients together