Potato Snacks Recipe

Potato Snacks Recipe

30 Mins
5-6 People
10 Mins



Ah, potatoes – the versatile tuber that holds a special place in many cuisines around the world. My journey with potato snacks began in my grandmother's kitchen, where she would effortlessly whip up delicious treats using this humble ingredient. One rainy afternoon, as the aroma of frying potatoes filled the air, she handed me a golden, crispy snack. That first bite was a revelation – crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursting with flavor. Since then, I've been on a quest to recreate those childhood memories with my own twist on potato snacks. Let me share with you my take on this classic comfort food, a recipe that promises to delight taste buds and evoke fond memories with every bite.




Chef Ajay Chopra's Potato Snack Recipe




For the Spice Mix:

  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • ½ tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Amchur Powder (Dried Mango Powder)
  • ½ tsp Tatri (Citric Acid)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • ½ tsp Sugar

For Sweet Chilli Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour

For Potato Snack:

  • 4-5 Boiled Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • 1 tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • Oil, for deep frying





1. Prepare the Spice Mix:

  • Heat a pan over medium heat and dry roast coriander seeds, jeera, cloves, and black pepper until fragrant.
  • Transfer roasted spices to a mixer jar and add amchur powder, tatri, red chilli powder, black salt, and sugar.
  • Grind into a fine powder and set aside.

2. Make the Sweet Chilli Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add chilli flakes and sauté for a minute.
  • Pour in vinegar, sugar, water, honey, and salt. Simmer for a minute.
  • Mix cornflour with water to make a slurry and add it to the pan. Cook until thickened.
  • Let the sauce cool and store in an airtight container.

3. Prepare the Potato Snack:

  • Grate boiled potatoes onto a flat plate.
  • Season with black salt, jeera powder, chilli flakes, chopped coriander, and cornflour.
  • Knead into a smooth dough and let it rest for a while.
  • Roll the dough into thin cylindrical shapes.
  • Heat oil for deep frying and fry the potato sticks until golden brown.
  • Drain excess oil and coat the snacks with the prepared spice mix while still warm.

4. Serve:

  • Serve the potato snacks hot with the sweet chilli sauce.




About the Recipe:


Potato Snacks are an irresistible treat that can be enjoyed as a snack or appetizer. Made from humble potatoes, these snacks are versatile and can be customized to suit individual preferences. Whether you prefer them fried, baked, or air-fried, potato snacks are sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a quick bite on the go.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Use starchy potatoes like russet or Yukon Gold for the best texture in potato snacks.
  2. Ensure that the potatoes are cooked until fork-tender before incorporating them into the snack mixture.
  3. Experiment with different seasonings and spices to customize the flavor of your potato snacks.
  4. For a healthier option, try baking or air-frying the potato snacks instead of deep-frying.
  5. Serve potato snacks hot and crispy for the best taste and texture.



Pairing Guide:


Potato snacks pair well with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or sweet chili sauce. They also complement beverages like lemonade, iced tea, or a refreshing mint mojito.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Potato Snacks:


  1. What are potato snacks? Potato snacks are savory treats made from potatoes that are usually fried, baked, or air-fried.

  2. What types of potato snacks can I make? You can make a variety of potato snacks including potato chips, potato wedges, potato croquettes, potato fritters, and more.

  3. Are potato snacks healthy? Potato snacks can be healthy if prepared using minimal oil and baked or air-fried instead of deep-fried.

  4. Can I make potato snacks ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare potato snacks ahead of time and reheat them in the oven or air fryer for serving.

  5. How do I store leftover potato snacks? Store leftover potato snacks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer before serving.

  6. Can I freeze potato snacks? Yes, you can freeze potato snacks before frying or after frying. If freezing before frying, thaw them in the refrigerator before frying.

  7. What are some seasoning options for potato snacks? You can season potato snacks with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, or herbs like rosemary, thyme, or parsley.

  8. Can I make potato snacks without deep-frying? Yes, you can make potato snacks by baking or air-frying them for a healthier option.

  9. What is the best oil for deep-frying potato snacks? The best oil for deep-frying potato snacks is one with a high smoke point such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil.

  10. How do I achieve a crispy texture in potato snacks? To achieve a crispy texture in potato snacks, ensure that the potatoes are cooked until tender before frying, and fry them at the right temperature until golden brown and crispy. Drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil before serving.