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We're making chip chaat! This Indian street food often features crispy fried things topped with all kinds of amazing garnishes. It's by far one of the most delicious foods in the world. So, I decided to try that same approach with potato chips, and I love how this came out.


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins

As a tragically jaded food professional, who's seen, and eaten it all, it's not often I'm shocked by a new type of food, but that's the perfect word to describe my experience the first time having chaat. We were trying a new Indian restaurant in San Francisco, and as I looked over the menu trying to find familiar favorites, the server mentioned that they had a special "Chaat" menu that evening. Oh, great. What's that again?

He explained it was a type of Indian street food, and described a few offerings, but finished by admitting that to understand it, we really needed to try it. Unsure if this was just a clever sales pitch, or sincere advice, we took a shot and ordered a few of his recommendations. They arrived at our table a few minutes later, and a few minutes after that our minds were blown. Completely and utterly blown.

One dish was "Pani Puri," featuring small, round, crispy puffs that we filled with diced potatoes and pourable, herbaceous green chutney. It was beyond amazing, and I wanted 50 more. The other was "Muri Makha;" a salad of crispy, puffed rice, fruit, and vegetables, dressed with various chutneys. It was a masterpiece of tastes and textures, and one of more thrilling things I'd ever eaten. That experience inspired this "potato chip salad." I'm very proud of this, and hope you try it, but as I said in the video, I really hope it inspires you to go out and find the real stuff soon. 


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For the Yogurt Sauce:
For the Salad:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine yogurt, lime juice, tamarind paste, garam masala, cumin, hot sauce, and sugar in a bowl with a whisk until combined. Taste and adjust as needed; mix in water as needed to reach desired consistency.

  • Layer chips, jalapeno, bell pepper, red and green onions, potatoes, mint, cilantro, and yogurt sauce as desired for individual portions, or this can be served salad bar-style and everyone can make their own plate. Squeeze lime juice from halves over top.

Chef's Note:

You can use curry powder instead of garam masala.

Nutrition Facts

585 calories; fat 37.8g; cholesterol 8.4mg; sodium 534.7mg; carbohydrates 57.5g; protein 9.5g. Full Nutrition