May 192015
Alu Kabli Recipe

Alu Kabli

Alu Kabli Chaat Kolkata Style is a healthy and savoury tea time snack. A popular Bengali street food recipe, spicy aloo chana chaat made with cubed potatoes, boiled chickpeas, black salt, chopped onions, hot chilli rings, tangy tamarind sauce, a handful of coriander leaves and a dash of lime, is an explosion of flavours.

 Alu Kabli Chaat is an incredibly chatpata dish best served in sal leaf bowls and a wooden ice cream spoon to recreate the street food feel. Homemade Bengali Aloo chat is a tasty and easy way to replicate the flavours of this popular street food.

Aloo Chaat is a savory snack sold in food carts by street vendors in India and it’s noisily relished by young and old alike.  

Kolkata Alu Kabli Recipe Step By Step:

Alu Kabli is an easy, filling and delicious dish. So go ahead and excite your taste buds with this Bengali Aloo Kabli recipe.

How to make Bengali Alu Kabli Chaat:

To make potato chana chaat masala, soak the chickpeas overnight, or for a minimum of 8 hours. Boil the chickpeas, drain and keep aside.

Boiled potatoes for alu chaat recipe

Boil potatoes, peel and dice them.

Chopped onions and chillies for aloo kabli chaat recipe

Chop onions, chillies and coriander leaves.

Toss onions, potatoes, chickpeas and chillies for chaat recipe

In a mixing bowl, toss the cubed potatoes, onions, green chillies and boiled chickpeas.

Add chaat seasoning for potato and chickpeas recipe

Add black salt, chilli powder and roasted cumin powder. Mix spicy aloo chaat well.

Add tamarind sauce and lime juice to Aloo Chaat Recipe

Sprinkle lemon juice and combine the potato chickpea chaat well.

Aloo Chana Chaat Recipe

Serve Alu Kabli Chaat Kolkata style topped with coriander leaves and a drizzling of sweet tamarind sauce.

If you are looking for more Indian street food recipes, do try out Pav Bhaji and Ghugni.

Aloo Kabli Bengali Recipe details below:

Alu Kabli Chaat Kolkata
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Aloo Kabli is a spicy and tangy fast food recipe made with boiled and cubed potatoes and boiled chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, sweet tamarind sauce and topped with chopped coriander leaves. This simple and savoury aloo chaat snacks recipe can be put together with ease.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Bengali
Servings: 4
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Potatoes – 2 cups boiled and chopped
  • Black Chickpeas Kala Chana – 1/2 cup, boiled
  • Onions – 2 large chopped
  • Green chillies – 2 slit
  • Coriander leaves – 1 ½ tbsp. chopped
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Sweet tamarind sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Black salt – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  1. For this easy chaat recipe, soak Kala Chana (black chickpeas) overnight. Pressure cook till soft, drain and keep aside.
  2. Boil potatoes; peel and cut them into cubes.
  3. Finely chop onions, green chillies and coriander leaves.
  4. In a mixing bowl toss in the cubed potatoes, chopped onion, green chillies, coriander leaves and boiled chickpeas.
  5. Sprinkle black salt, red chilli powder and roasted cumin powder.
  6. Drizzle lemon juice and toss well.
  7. Serve Alu Kabli Chaat Kolkata style in sal leaf bowls with a sprinkling of coriander leaves and tamarind sauce.


Alu Kabli Recipe – Kolkata Potato Chickpea Snack | Aloo Chana Chaat
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Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

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