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Potato Skins / Potato Bowl Chaat

Potato skins are boiled potatoes filled with spicy chickpeas. This is a mouthwatering snack, that looks great and tastes yummy. It is a delicious and healthy appetizer for the people who don’t like to have oily food.

Recipe will serve 4.

Potato Skins / Potato Bowl ChaatIngredients:

  • 4 medium size red potatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chili adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For Garnish


  • Wash the potatoes and slice them into halves.
  • Boil approximately 3 cups of water in a pan over medium high heat; add salt, oil and potatoes.
  • Cover and cook potatoes till they are tender, which will take approximately 20 minutes. Remove them from the water.
  • Once the potatoes are cool to touch, scoop out the insides from the center leaving ¼ inch thickness to outside of the potato. Red potato works best for this recipe because they hold their shape nicely.
  • Set potatoes aside.


  1. Soak chickpeas for at least 8 hours in 3 cups of water or more.
  2. Boil the chickpeas in 1 ½ cup of water in a pressure cooker over medium high heat. As the pressure cooker begins to steam, lower    the heat to medium and cook for 6 minutes.
  3. Add all the spices, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes over low heat.
  4. Spicy chickpeas should be a thick gravy-like consistency, not dry. As chickpeas cool they will absorb the water. Set aside.

Assembling Potato Skin

  1. Take each potato bowl and coat the inside with one teaspoon of Hari Cilantro Chutney.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of spiced chickpeas into the chutney coated bowl. Drizzle the top with tamarind chutney.
  3. Serve warmed up or at room temperature.

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21 thoughts on “Potato Skins / Potato Bowl Chaat

  1. Namastey Manjula Aunty,
    First of all, thank u so much for sharing ur mouth watering recipes with us! I really love them!
    Secondly, i have a question- I tried this potato bowl chaat recipe which was very tasty but the only thing I noticed was that the potato ‘bowl’ didn’t absorb the taste of chutney’s so it was tasting just plain potato without salt under the yummy chola chaat…
    What can I do so that the potato also absorb flavours? Should I first ‘Marinate’ it for 30mins before putting chole on it? Pls reply ASAP as I’m planning to serve this for a forthcoming party. Thanks a lot! Love u, Aunty! U r very sweet!

    1. Kamini, she explains how to do it in the written recipe (under Method). It should be easy to do. Hold the potato in the palm of one hand and put the spoon in the other hand to gently scoop out the potato,

  2. Hello Aunty, your recipes are wonderful. I will try them , since they looks simpler. One request : I have a 8 months old baby, please suggest some healthy food habits for her. I do not know what should I feed her. Thank you much.

  3. Dear Madam,

    Good Day!! i want to tell you that i am a mother of 02 years old baby boy and i dont have much ideas about how to cook for baby..if you could help me to learn me the basic for how to cook and keep to take care of for the baby it will be really gratefull.. pls do the needfull. i am working lady.

  4. My Dear Manjula – you are such a joy to me. I like your new hair style, but you were quite perfect as you were.

    My granddaughter is a vegetarian and she loves Indian food. You have given me so many wonderful ideas of things to cook for her.

    You are a wonderful moment in my day. Thank you. C.W.

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