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Chatpata batata | masala aloo recipe | how to make crispy aloo snacks

Chatpata batata is an easy and tasty aloo snack recipe that can be prepared within minutes without much hassle. They are deep-fried potato cubes that are topped with regular spices. It is usually served hot with tomato ketchup and your favorite dip.  I share two methods to make masala aloo which is easy and loved by all kinds of age groups. Do try this!

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Chatpata batata | masala aloo recipe | how to make crispy aloo snacks

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


For crispy potato cubes

  • 500 g or 4 medium size potatoes
  • 4-5 cup Ice cold water
  • 3 tbsp corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying

For masala potatoes

  • Fried potato cubes
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala

For spicy potatoes

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • Salt to taste
  • Fried potato cubes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Some coriander leaves


Making crispy potatoes

  • Peel potato skin and keep it in water.
  • Now cut potatoes into thick slices or to the size required. After that cut slices into small cubes.
  • Wash potato cubes with ice-cold water and keep them in water for 25 minutes. this helps to get rid of excess starch from potatoes and makes cubes crispy.
  • Drain off the water from the potato cubes and slightly dry it.
  • Take out potatoes into a bowl, and coat potato cubes with corn flour.
  • Deep fry potato cubes in medium hot oil till they become crispy and slightly golden brown.
  • Drain the potato cubes into wire racks once they are golden brown.
  • Crispy potato cubes are ready

Making masala potato

  • In a bowl, add fried potatoes, black salt, red chilli powder and chaat masala. Coat masala properly with potato cubes.
  • Masala potatoes are ready, serve with tomato ketchup.

Making spicy potatoes

  • In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil, chopped garlic and chopped green chilli. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then lower the flame, and in a bowl add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, soya sauce, tomato ketchup and salt to taste. mix well.
  • Add sauce mixture into the pan and cook for a minute.
  • Then add fried potato cubes and mix well.
  • Switch off the gas and add lemon juice and some coriander leaves. mix well and serve.


  • wash and rest potato cubes in ice-cold water to remove excess starch on their upper surface.
  • coat potato cubes with cornflour to make them super crisp.
  • fry potato cubes on medium heat till it is crisp and slightly brown in color.
  • add masala on cubes, when it is slightly hot.
  • mix gently and coat potato cubes evenly with the sauce mix.
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