May 30, 2022

Aloo Kabli / Alu Kabli - Kolkatta style Alu Chaat

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 Alu Kabli or Aloo Kabli is a classic street side delicacy from the streets of Kolkatta . Unlike other street food which is normally loaded with lot of oil and spices ,Alu Kabli is totally oil free and healthy.  It is more like a potato salad loaded with the goodness of boiled chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers etc .

Alu Kabli infact is also Vegan friendly and if all the ingredients are available handy we can put this together in less than 15 mins.

Alu Kabli can be served as a starter for any parties and will also pair well with drinks just like Peanut Masala  or classic Potato Wedges from Sujata's blog .

There is no hard and fast measurements for making this lipsmacking and refreshing chaat ..we can increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients based on our likes.  Only thing is that potato needs to be the Hero of the recipe as compared to the other ingredients.  Instead of Kabuli channa (boiled chickpeas) we can also use peanuts or cooked white peas as well.

Traditionally only tamarind sauce/chutney is used in the recipe but I have added the Tamarind Dates chutney for the extra punch and flavor .

Preparation Time - 10 min
Cooking Time - Nil 
( assuming we already have boiled potatoes and chickpeas on hand ) 

Complexity - simple
Serves - 2 to 3 

2 medium sized boiled potatoes
1 cup boiled brown chick peas  or yellow peas
1 medium sized tomato finely chopped 
1 small cucumber finely chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped ( I haven't used )
2 - 3 tbsp dates tamarind chutney 
1 small green chilly finely chopped
Fresh corriander chopped 
1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
1/4 tsp kala namak
1/2 tsp chat masala
Salt as needed
Juice from 1/2 lemon


  • Cut the potato into small cubes . 
  • Mix the chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions (if using) along with the potatoes and chickpeas. 
  • Thrown in all the spice powders along with salt,green chillies and the tamarind chutney and give it a gentle mix . Donot be harsh while mixing as the potatoes will turn mushy .
  • Squeeze in the lime juice and garnish with fresh corriander and serve immediately. 
  • Alternatively if you donot have boiled chickpeas you can also add roasted peanuts or even boiled peanuts.

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  1. Such a simple but lip-smackingly delicious chaat! Tangy and sweet and spicy, I'm sure this would be an instant hit at our place. Definitely trying it out soon.

  2. chaat, potato in one sentence means only thing. - we are all up for it ! looks and sounds delish. 4 visits to kolkata and surprisingly I havent eaten this :p but now we can make it at home too - Kalyani

  3. Wow its my most favourite chaat. I can have it anytime. Your looks super tempting. Lovely share.

  4. Wow! Aloo chaat is always loved here and love this oil free version. My kids love this version. A great share!

  5. Priya, love this healthy and chatpata chaat. Like that we don't have to use mustard oil unlike so many of the Bengali recipes. With summer here, am sure it is going to be on my menu soon.

    1. Yes you are right .this chat caught my attention mainly because of the non usage of mustard oil :-)

  6. My kids being teens love chaats and snacks like these. The aloo kabli was a new try for me and we loved it. i loved it for the pure ease of putting it together too.

  7. Priya this Chaat looks super tempting. My family loves Chaat varieties and this is so easy to put together. Best part no mustard oil. Can’t wait to try it once my kitchen is ready. —Preethi

  8. Priya this aloo kabli is such a delicious and easy chat to make. With monsoons here we will love to have some with garam chai. Thanks.


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