How to make Shakarkand Chiwda - Crisply fried sweet potato snack with nuts and raisins.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Sweet Potatoes (शक्करकंद), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Shakarkand Chiwda Recipe Card

Shakarkand Chiwda

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


For more recipes related to Shakarkand Chiwda checkout Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Shakkarkandi aur Kiwi Chaat, Mishti Alurpuli, Shakkarkand Seviyaan Diyan Tikkiyan . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Masala Vadai, Rotli Pizza, Baked Kachori, Paneer Bhurji in Papad Cones.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Shakarkand Chiwda Recipe

  • Sweet Potatoes grated 4 medium

  • Cashewnuts to deep fry

  • Cashewnuts broken 15

  • Almonds sliced 15

  • Green chillies cut into thin strips, seeded 3-4

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Dates seeded and chopped 5-6

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Powdered sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak the grated sweet potatoes in sufficient water for half an hour changing the water once. Drain and pat dry thoroughly on a towel. Heat sufficient oil in kadai.

Step 2

Drop handful of sweet potatoes in hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Fry remaining sweet potatoes in same way. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

In the same oil deep-fry one after the other cashewnuts, almonds, green chillies and drain onto an absorbent paper. Set aside to cool. Combine all the fried ingredients in a bowl.

Step 4

Add raisins, dates, amchur, garam masala powder, powdered sugar, salt and mix well. When completely cooled, store in an airtight container.