Friday, May 28, 2010

School Friends, Memories and Aloo Chaat!

Friends! The word brings a smile on our face :-) What would our lives be without them? Can you remember your first friend, or, your best school friend?

When I started School, I had a group of friends, and we would always be together, we would sit together during the classes, play together, have lunch together and of course study together (but not so often!). Slowly and gradually the group grew bigger, the fun doubled and life and the universe revolved around us. We were happy being with each other...

There are so many fond memories...the silly little fights, quick patch-ups, copying home-work, sharing tiffin. I remember, we used to enjoy each others' tiffin and one of the favourites was this aloo chaat. We used to wait for lunch time at school, and before lunch we always knew who had what in their tiffin - and of course, the aloo chaaat was the first one to be attacked. This was a patent recipe of a friend's mom and we would finish the aloo chaat in a nano second and then crib, "why cant you get more?" :-) The taste of that delicious aloo chaat still lingers on my taste buds.

Today's recipe is dedicated to my long lost friend and her mom...I've tried to make it as good as she did, and hope I came close.



Ingredients

1/3 cup - coriander chutney (I also added some mint leaves to the chutney)
25 gram - jaggery (gud), grated (more or less)
2 tbsp - tamarind pulp (more or less)
5-6 - potatoes medium size, boiled and cut into slices
1/2 tsp - rock salt
2 tbsp - chaat masala
1/4 tsp - red chilli powder
1/2 tsp - cumin powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves to garnish

Method
  1. Add everything in a bowl and mix lightly. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


Enjoy and have a great weekend!

59 comments:

  1. school days were so much fun no? looks so yummy..drooling here..

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  2. School days were filled with so much fun, excitement and surely lot of anxiety too. Sharing lunch box was one such exciting thing. The chaat looks so good.

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  3. Sounds so muc fun and this is absolutely delicious gurl!!!!

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  4. I will surely try this out...I make this way only but instead of jaggery I add sweet curd ...will see how jagerry turns out:)


    as usual i can not forget to mention that pic is fab fab fab!!!

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  5. Yummy... as usual...
    mouth watering... as usual...
    nice pic... as usual...
    will try... as usual...

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  6. Oh boy this looks so good!
    How I miss school and spending 6 days a week with my friends, I wish i could go back in time :)

    Rose

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  7. Aloo chat is my all time favourite and I used have during school days and college days almost everyday. Looks beautiful, delicious and mouth watering.

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  8. My favourite and mouthwatering. Looks delicious

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  9. I love chaats..I remember how I used to eat them at roadside stalls in the schools with my friends..what days!!
    thanks for taking me back to those lovely days:)

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  10. What a sweet tribute to your friend! I hope she somehow stumbles upon this so you can get reconnected.

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  11. I think i best alu chat till date was on the streets of Delhi ,
    P.S do you have the recipe for khova roti? its kinda hard and thick you have bite it hard while eating

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  12. Drooling here! :D

    Looks so good. Yeah! Can never bring back those wonderful carefree childhood memories even if we meet now, sad but true.

    Hope you meet your friend again and her mom too.

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  13. School was fun I guess sharing lunch box and all. Simple n yumm aloo chaat.

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  14. u jst taken me back 2 those wonderful and memorable days :)

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  15. School days were best....Aloo chat looks mouth watering and delicious

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Those sweet memories still lingers in our mind....simple and yummy chaat....

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  17. WOW...that looks heavenly delicious...no other words...thanks for sharing this Rachana...have a nice weekend..tk care!

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  18. Wow thats sooooooooooooo yummy I can have anytime of the day...

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  19. Oh Wow this is one easy aloo chat..i was expecting some frying and all but this is so healthy...!!! will try it and let you know how it turned out..!!

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  20. Dear Rachana, Sure some memories are very fond and sweet.You have made this aloo chat with your memories and love it sure must have tasted perfectly delicious.Tempting pic.

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  21. Lovely aloo chat. true, friends and meaningful relationships enrich our lives. Happy weekend!

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  22. Wow....Rachana, the picture looks so good!

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  23. This looks so delicious! My next potato dish!

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  24. Rachana,

    Aloo chat looks really yummy.

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  25. School days were really so much fun.. droolworthy aloo chaat..
    have a nice weekend..

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  26. I really miss those carefree moments with friends...wish I could go back to that stage again...btw the aloo chaat looks wonderfully appealing and mouth-watering:)

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  27. School days are so beautiful and memorable...even i miss those days a lot, no tensions at all..wish i could go back ....ah such wonderful days were and was nice reading abt your school going days as well...and aloo chaat looks too delicious rachana...lovely clicks

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  28. I really miss School..All the wonderful moments spent there can never be got back...Lovely chaat and beautiful click..

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  29. wow ...mooh mein pani aagaya

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  30. Simple and lovely aloo chat..delicious..me drooling ..a great tribute to friendship.
    school days are so much fun..sweet childhood memories..

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  31. yup, aloo chat does bring back old memories:-) I want to go back to Delhi, South Extension chat shop and have chat right now!!

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  32. Your post has made me feel so nostalgic... school days and friends are the best! I miss sharing tiffin dhabas with my friends, the chit chatting and all the drama of growing up! Nice recipe.. I love chats of all kinds!

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  33. Indian food is great! I want some now! :) I have recently found a box of old pictures and have been reminiscing myself. :)

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  34. This looks awesome, and what great photos!

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  35. wonderful photos....dilectable...i almost bit into my screen! yikes...

    and i like that you speak of your memories...

    everything is tied back to food, right!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  36. Such a nostalgic post :-) chat looks awesome

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  37. This looks terrific! What a nice tribute to your friend!

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  38. This looks so delicious! Mmmm!!!, Aaaaaahh!! and what beautiful photos!

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  39. looks so tasty and sicy ! wonderfull !

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  40. Yummy aloo chat..reminds me of Delhi....tempting click dear

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  41. Wow!! that looks fantastic

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  42. Aloo chaat looks irresistible..lovely school days na..missing it much..

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  43. Lovely post :-) and, yum yum, aloo chaat looks delicious. The pictures are so tempting!

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  44. Theis looks so yummy! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  45. delisious and yummy.... dear...

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  46. delicious n yummy dear...awesome click as usual!

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  47. oh wow, what a wonderful writeup.. makes me nostalgic. the aloo chat is just fantastic!

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  48. yummy...looks wonderful...!!!!!!!

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  49. I love the combo of potatoes and coriander chutney; this recipe is a winner in my book!

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  50. Oh .. who doesn't miss school, Lovely snap too !

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  51. Mmmmmh, an exotic potato salad. I fancy eating this together with my BFF from old times!

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  52. Wow....looks absolutely delicious, mouthwatering recipe. Beautiful click.

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  53. Hey thats true dear....mmmm i agree with you..those memories are alwys missed by everyone...and im one among them....
    Nice post and that chaat is awesome....and that too with thse memories its too good now....

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  54. Mmmm that looks good! I've never had it before but will sure try it.

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  55. Yeh school was Fun!!! nd memories ever cherishable.... even i have loadsa experience.... ne kinda chat is my love

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  56. The other day i was drooling over the memories of aloo kabli and trying to describe it to A, who for some reason did not try the calcutta aloo kabli as much inspite of growing up in the city. Delish!!

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  57. i love childhood memories!
    chaat looks so yummy!

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