These are bite sized, delicious snack or appetizer bites made with sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, peanuts, and sprouts on a crisyp and crunchy flour disc, in a sweet and spicy blend of flavors with the mint cilantro chutney and special hot honey. The peanuts, sprouts and garbanzos add texture and proteins.
If you are bored with your regular chaat, try this. Chaat is usually made with potatoes and garbanzos with a couple fresh cucumbers, tomato, onions with a generous drizzle of mint cilantro chutney and sweet tamarind dates chutney. They make a delicious and filling snack and are always a superhit appetizer.
These sweet potato chaat bites are special because of two reasons. Sweet potatoes and Chatpata Hot Honey! Sweet potatoes are rich in nutrients and are a better alternative to potatoes. And the Chatpata hot honey with its sweet and spicy flavors pair perfectly with the sweet potatoes giving a unique and craveable flavor profile. Though Sweet Potato Chaat is a popular street food during the season of sweet potatoes in India, this sweet potato chaat is quite different. The flavor profile will convince you to make it not just once but often. It is also easy to make.
To make these delicious chaat bites, the following ingredients are required:
Sweet potatoes - Any variety of sweet potato can be used in this recipe.
Garbanzo beans - Canned beans or soaked and cooked garbanzo beans can be used in this recipe. These provide proteins.
Peanuts - Roasted peanuts work great in the recipe. If you have raw peanuts, roast them and use them in this recipe. Peanuts are a cheap and awesome source of proteins and it adds to the crunch factor.
Sprouts - Homemade moong sprouts are used in this recipe.Store bought ones can also be used. These enhance the texture bite as well as protein profile.
Onions - A little goes a long way. Onions enhance the flavor.
Mint - cilantro chutney - This chutney gives the best flavor to the chaat. Store bought or homemade chutney can be used.
Chatpata hot honey - Enhances the flavor multiple folds. This is a quick one to make when compared to traditional sweet, spicy tamarind dates chutney.
Papdi - These are flat deep fried discs made with flour. These are available in Indian groceries.
Salt - Adds flavor
Chaat masala - This spice powder is a special medley of spices along with black salt and gives a unique, piquant, and refreshing flavor.
Sev - thin garbanzo noodles are great to sprinkle on top of the chaat. They add to the crunch factor.
Pomegranates - Fresh pomegranate arils give a fresh sweet tart bite to the chaat. This is optional but I highly recommend it if you have availability in your region.
Cilantro - for garnish
These bites are easy to make. If you have sprouts ready, and have canned beans and the chutneys, this can be done in under 30 minutes. Steam the sweet potatoes, peel them and then mix everything together. To assemble, top the flour discs with the mixture and garnish with sev, pomegranate, cilantro, and chutneys.
For variation, try different varieties of sweet potatoes. The golden ones, white fleshed, or purple sweet potatoes. A medley of these can also be used adding to the nutrition content. In addition to this variation, the base can also be changed. Try using tortilla chips or scoops instead of papdi discs.
These chaat bites can also be made ahead in part. That saves time when you plan to serve this to a huge crowd. The sweet potatoes can be prepped well ahead of time. The sweet potato mixture can be made ahead a day. Just before serving, arrange the papdi on a serving platter, top with the sweet potato mixture, garnishes, and then drizzle with Chatpata hot honey.
When fall season arrives, there is always excitement in the air. The vibrant colors of the trees, different kinds of fresh produce makes everything different. Sweet potatoes are one of the amazing fall produce. Turn them into these cutlets or into a spicy curry. They can also be added to breads and rolls. The sweet potatoes adda vibrant color. These recipes from the blog would be a great alternative to your usual recipes.
Sweet Potato chaat bites
Sweet potato - 220 g, 1 cup, heaped (peeled and diced)
Peanuts - ⅓ cup
Moong sprouts - ⅓ cup
Cooked garbanzo beans - ⅓ cup
Onion - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Mint-cilantro chutney - 2 tbsp
Salt - ¼ tsp
Black salt - ¼ tsp
Chaat masala - ¼ tsp
Hot honey - A few tablespoons (Recipe here)
Papdi - 25
Steam the potatoes for about 12-14 minutes until fork tender. Peel and chop them.
Add the beans, sprouts, sweet potatoes, peanuts to a bowl followed by adding black salt, chaat masala, salt. Combine thoroughly.
To assemble: Place te papi discs on the platter. Scoop out the sweet potato mixture Drizzle with mint-cilantro chutney and hot honey. Garnish with sev, pomegranate, and cilantro.