Sweet Potato and Star Fruit Chaat

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 star fruit, sliced

1 to 3 jalapenos or other green chile peppers (depending on desired heat), finely chopped with seeds

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 teaspoon chaat masala spice mix

1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cumin (or 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground)

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Kosher salt

Tamarind and/or mint-cilantro chutney, chopped fresh cilantro and pomegranate seeds, for topping


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the star fruit, jalapenos, lemon juice, chaat masala, cumin, chili powder and a pinch of salt and mix until combined. Drizzle with chutney and top with cilantro and pomegranate seeds. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook’s Note

Chaat is traditionally a snack, so this recipe makes a small portion; you might want to double it for a crowd.

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