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The iconic street food of Delhi is chaat, a variety of snacks that are meant to deliver a rave of tastes and sensations to the tongue, from crunchy to soft, tart to hot and sweet. The word is derived from the verb to lick. In Delhi, you can find nearly a dozen different kinds of chaat on the streets and they all involve something fried and starchy just like the recipe offered here.
- Chop the boiled potatoes into cubes. Deep-fry the potatoes in oil in a wok or dutch oven until golden brown and well cooked. Drain potatoes on a paper towel.
- In a frying pan heated to sizzling, quickly saute the cumin powder, chaat masala and cayenne powder for 30 seconds. Place the spices in a large bowl and add the the fried potatoes, along with the salt, and mix thoroughly.
- Add tamarind chutney and mint chutney and combine throughly. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.