Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat

July 9, 2021mayurisjikoni


Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat is a lip smacking, bursting with different flavors, and healthy snack made with spicy roasted potatoes topped with brown chickpeas, onions, yogurt and chutneys. Aloo Chaat is a famous street food from the Indian Sub Continent. The potatoes are either boiled or deep fried and served with chutneys.

There are so many different variations of Aloo Chaat. Each state, each vendor will have a slightly different recipe. What I love about this recipe that it is a versatile recipe. Add ingredients you wish like boiled chickpeas, sprouts, pomegranate, boiled peanuts, chopped vegetables or fruits, etc. Serve with chutneys of your choice from green chutney to tamarind to garlic chutneys.

My Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat

Sometime back when I made gunpowder (Idli Podi), I roasted some baby potatoes and added the powder. The potatoes were delish and hubby and I enjoyed them as a starter dish. During the extremely hot season, I wanted to make a filling dish but one that didn’t require standing in front of the stove for too long. That is when I thought of Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat. 

Adding boiled chickpeas, chopped onions, tomatoes, pomegranate and yogurt along with the chutneys made it a healthy and yet filling dish. Hubby and I enjoyed it thoroughly as a light dinner meal.

A bit about the group

After completing ingredients A-Z with English names, we’ve entered season 2 with the theme still being A-Z ingredients but this time round the ingredient should be in Hindi.. confused?? Well, take this recipe, my star ingredient is ALOO. Aloo is the Hindi name for potatoes. So for the coming months we will be brushing up our Hindi Ingredients vocabulary.. but just like in English, there will some letters where we may not have Hindi names of any of the food ingredients. 

Anyway, let’s see how far this challenge takes me. As for the English version I’m proud to say I didn’t miss any, only missed letters like X as there weren’t suitable ingredients beginning with that letter.


Some Potatoes (Aloo) Recipes That You Might Find Interesting:


Ingredients Required For Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat

  • Baby Potatoes – if you don’t get baby potatoes then use normal potatoes. Just cut them into chunks after boiling the potatoes. Boil the baby potatoes in water till done.
  • Oil – for pan roasting potatoes
  • Gunpowder Spice Mixture – can buy ready made or click here for the how to make it at home.
  • Date Tamarind Chutney – click here for the recipe
  • Green Chutney – I have used mango chutney – click here for the recipe.
  • Boiled Brown or White Chickpeas- buy canned ones or soak them overnight and cook them in the pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
  • Tomato – finely chopped
  • Onion – finely chopped
  • Chaat Masala – I used ready made
  • Red Chilli Powder – add according to your taste
  • Cumin Powder – 
  • Salt – add according to your taste – I like to add rock salt
  • Sugar – to add to the yogurt
  • Pomegranate Arils – or can use finely chopped raw mango or grapes.
  • Chopped Fresh Coriander or Mint for garnishing


4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack, Starter, Street Food
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 500 g baby potatoes boiled
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp gunpowder spice mixture idli podi
  • tsp salt
  • ½ cup date tamarind chutney
  • ½ cup green chutney
  • 2 cups plain yogurt thick
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ cup chickpeas cooked
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander or mint chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 tsp cumin powder



  • Boil the potatoes in enough water till done.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool down completely.
  • Slice them into halves, lengthwise.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • Arrange the potato halves with cut side down. Allow the potatoes to become light golden in colour.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp salt and the gunpowder spice mixture. Mix well.
  • Allow the potatoes to cook for one minute and then remove the pan from the fire.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool down a bit.


  • Add ¼ tsp salt and sugar. Mix well.


  • Mix chopped tomato, onion, chopped coriander or mint, boiled chickpeas and pomegranate in a bowl.


  • Divide the potatoes into 4 parts. Layer the potatoes in 4 wide plates.
  • Top the potato layer with the salad.
  • Drizzle yogurt over the salad.
  • Add both the chutneys.
  • Sprinkle with some cumin powder, chilli powder and chaat masala.
  • Garnish with some chopped coriander and any remianing pomegranate and serve.


  • For the salad mixture can use sprouted moong, raw mango finely chopped, chopped cucumber, etc. 
  • Can also use tomato chutney or garlic chutney.
  • Adjust spices according to your taste.
  • Make the potatoes a bit crispy.
  • Can roast the potatoes in the oven if you like.
  • Can serve it without the yogurt.
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  • Shobha Keshwani

    July 12, 2021 at 2:21 am

    5 stars
    Wow. What a lovely chaat made with potatoes and my favourite gun powder. Brilliant idea. I love such spicy treats and will soon make it .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 16, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha, please do try it.

  • Hem lata srivastava

    July 12, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    4 stars
    Have heard about gunpowder but never tasted it. aloo chat looks super tempting would surely love to try it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 16, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      Hem Lata, gunpowder is idli podi and it tastes really good. Try it out, you’ll get hooked to it.

  • Preethicuisine

    July 18, 2021 at 6:08 am

    5 stars
    Very innovative and brilliant Chaat recipe. Gun powder Aloo Dahi Chaat is just too tempting. I can’t wait to try this delicious recipe. Beautiful clicks.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 20, 2021 at 3:46 am

      Thank you so much Preethi. And please do try out the recipe.

  • Seema Sriram

    July 19, 2021 at 9:59 am

    5 stars
    You made the South Indian in me so happy. I always liked gunpowder with aloo, you took it to the next level and roped in my kids too with this chaat recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 20, 2021 at 3:41 am

      Thank you so much Seema, go on make it for your family.

  • Neha

    July 19, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    5 stars
    This is quite an innovative chaat with a medley of interesting flavours and spices. How can one miss trying out this gunpowder chaat. Will surely try out for a change. Gunpowder, pomegranate, the chutneys …. It is bound to be an all time hit recipe. Good one!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 20, 2021 at 3:40 am

      Neha, it definitely was a burst of flavours, I too was amazed! Try it am sure you’ll love it.

  • Poonam Bachhav

    July 19, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a unique chaat with boiled baby potatoes, flavorful and aromatic gun powder, beaten curd and chaat chutneys !
    I can happily swap this chat with any of my meals.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 20, 2021 at 3:39 am

      Thank you so much Poonam, and go ahead swap it with your main meal, it is filling.

  • Jolly

    July 23, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Very innovative and brilliant idea to use gun powder in aloo chaat recipe. This looks so tempting and I am drooling over here by seeing your beautiful clicks. tempting. I can’t wait to try this yummy recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 24, 2021 at 2:34 am

      Thank you so much Jolly. Please do try out the recipe and give me a feedback.

  • Sasmita Sahoo

    August 9, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Gun powder Aloo Dahi Chaat !!! sounds amazing and looks absolutely tempting
    The use of gunpowder in the chat is totally an awesome choice, must be adding a nice flavor to the chat overall.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 10, 2021 at 2:40 am

      Thank you so much Sasmita, it definitely adds a unique flavour.

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