Chaat means ‘to lick’ in Hindi, Gujarati and several other Indian languages. Chaats are usually salads whose ingredients can vary according to the time of year but usually include seasonal fruit. They are quick and simple to make, especially if you use ready-made chaat masala, which is available in Waitrose, Ocado and Indian shops. Chaat masala always contains amchur (mango powder), ground cumin and black salt.
This seasonal version uses fresh corn and kiwi berries – both of which are at their best in mid and end of September. Kiwi berries have 70% more vitamin C than normal kiwis.
Ingredients (serves 2 people for a lunch, 4 people as a side)
450g potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm dice
½ tsp of turmeric, I like Wunderworkshop as it is ethical and sustainable
1 tsp panch phoran spice mix
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 red pepper, cored and diced
1 cob of corn
Half a red onion, diced
150g baby plum tomatoes, halved
150g kiwi berries, halved - these are from Berryworld
A small handful of coriander (10g), roughly chopped
A handful of mint leaves (10g)
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tsp chaat masala
45ml extra virgin olive oil, I use award winning The Gay Farmer
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