Alu chat

Alu chat (also spelled as alu chaat, aloo chat, or aloo chaat) is a street food originating from the Indian subcontinent, it is popular in North India, West Bengal in Eastern India, Pakistan, parts of Sylhet Division of Bangladesh and Trinidad and Tobago. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and chutney. It can also be prepared with unfried boiled potatoes and also adding fruits along with spices, lime juice and chutney.

Alu chat
A bowl of alu chat
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Region or stateNorth India, West Bengal, Sylhet
Associated cuisineIndia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago
Main ingredientsPotatoes, oil, spices, chutney

Alu chat is mainly a street food. 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 alu means potatoes in Hindi and the word chat is derived from Hindi word chatna which means tasting. Thus, alu chat means a savory potato snack.


  1. India. Sydney: Murdoch Books. 2010. p. 23. ISBN 978-1741964387.
  2. Dalal, Tarla (2007). Punjabi khana. Mumbai: Sanjay. p. 107. ISBN 978-8189491543.
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