Aloo chaat

This article is about an Indian snack. For the Bollywood movie, see Aloo Chaat (film).
Aloo chaat
Type Street food
Place of origin India, Pakistan
Region or state North India, Pakistan, West Bengal, Sylhet
Main ingredients Potatoes, oil, spices, chutney
Cookbook: Aloo chaat  Media: Aloo chaat

Aloo chaat (Hindi: 'आलू चाट', Urdu: آلو چاٹ, Bengali: 'আলু চাট' ) or alu chaat is the name of a street food item made in North India, Pakistan and also in parts of Sylhet and West Bengal. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and chutney.

It can be served as a snack, a side dish or a light meal.[1] It is made from boiled and fried cubed potatoes served with chat masala. It is a versatile dish that has many regional variations.[2] The word “aloo” means potatoes in Hindi and the word “chaat” is derived from Hindi word chatna which means tasting. Thus, aloo chaat means a savory potato snack.


  1. India. Sydney: Murdoch Books. 2010. p. 23. ISBN 1741964385.
  2. Dalal, Tarla (2007). Punjabi khana. Mumbai: Sanjay. p. 107. ISBN 8189491547.
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