Instant Veg Snacks: How To Make Potato Lollipops-Two Ways

Highlights

  • Potatatoes are a very versatile kitchen ingredient
  • Potato lollipop is an interesting, vegetarian take on chicken lollipops
  • It is very easy to make potato lollipops at home

Think instant snacks, and you are bound to think potatoes. Potato’s versatility has inspired countless chefs to come up with a wide range of classic delicacies like chips, fries, tots, namkeen etc. Yet, there’s still so much more that you can do with a handful of potatoes. The tuber never ceases to amaze us! If you are looking for new snack ideas, you can give this potato lollipop a shot. A vegetarian take on the famous chicken lollipop, this snack is so ridiculously easy to make that all you need are less than 20 minutes to put this together! Yes, it is instant, yummy and nothing short of a sensation.

Potato Lollipops Recipe:

All you need to make these potato lollipops are some grated potatoes mixed with chopped onions, chillies, capsicum, cumin powder, red chilly powder, chilli flakes, oregano and corn flour. Take an ice-cream stick or wooden skewer and make the lollipops using your hands by securing the stick in between. Coat the lollipops in freshly, home-made bread crumbs and fry till golden. Your potato lollipops are ready.

(Also Read: This Street-Style Aloo Chaat Is Made Without Using A Single Drop Of Oil (Recipe Inside)

This recipe video by food vlogger and YouTuber Parul also comes with another recipe of potato lollipop, which is sure to be a hit among those who love all things fiery and saucy. For this potato lollipop 2.0, all you need to do is toss these fried lollipops in a secret chilly chutney, the recipe of which is given in the same video.  

(Also Read: Aloo Snack Recipes: 2 Ways You Can Make Tandoori Aloo At Home)

Watch: Here is a step-by-step recipe video of potato lollipops, 2 ways:

Try it at home and let us know how you liked it!

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

Aloo Snack Recipes: 2 Ways You Can Make Tandoori Aloo At Home

Tandoori aloo is perfect for evening snacks.

Highlights

  • Potatoes are the most popular choice for Indian snacks.
  • Make tandoori aloo for a yummy and filling snack.
  • Here are two easy and different recipes of tandoori aloo.

Is aloo chaat your favourite snack? If yes, then you must try tandoori aloo that will take your love for aloo snacks to the next level. Potatoes infused with overwhelming smokiness from a glazing tandoor along with the electrifying flavours from spices are just what you need to enjoy a blissful snacking time. Tandoori snacks are always a hit in the appetisers menu. Baked, grilled or cooked in traditional tandoor, potatoes taste great with a little help from some common spices.

You can make tandoori aloo in two different ways with one common result – over the top deliciousness. One way to go about making tandoori aloo is by simply marinating boiled and pierced potatoes in a mixture of curd and some spices like ginger, garlic, kasoori methi, garam masala and chaat masala; and then baking them. 

You can cook the potatoes in tandoor, oven or OTG, or in your microwave in grill mode. This tandoori aloo snack is so easy to make. You just need to shell out extra half an hour to let the potatoes marinate and absorb the flavours from the curd mix to the fullest. Potatoes alone are enough to give us a mouthfeel without needing any other ingredient like onions or tomatoes,, which usually appear in most of the Indian street foods or chaats.

(Also Read: Bake Your Potatoes To Make Some Yummy And Different Snacks)

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Tandoori aloo make for a perfect evening snack. 

Another way of making tandoori aloo is by making a whole plate of tandoori aloo chaat. In this recipe, you first have to grill or bake boiled potatoes in oven or tandoor or microwave, and then flatten them (not break or crush them), then fry them till they turn crispy brown. Then toss the potatoes with onions, tomatoes, green chillies, spices used in chaats, coriander leaves et al. Top the chaat with some green chutney and sweet chutney, and you have a lip-smacking street-style tandoori aloo chaat in the comfort of your home.

Make your pick out of these two terrific tandoori aloo recipes according to your taste preference, and fix yourself and your family a great snacking fare with your favourite snacking food – aloo.
 

Aloo Popcorn Recipe: A Great Snack To Enjoy While Watching Your Favourite Movie

Potato popcorn is a yummy snack that you must try.

Highlights

  • Feel like eating popcorns but out of corns?
  • Make flavourful aloo popcorn with cheesy filling inside.
  • Here is an easy recipe to help you make it at home.

We can’t go out to watch movies but we can always recreate theatre-like experience at home. With all old and new movies being shown on online streaming apps, we just need our comfy couch and a big bowl of popcorn. You can make popcorns from scratch with corns, or buy pre-mixed instant popcorn packs from the market. But, if you are out of both, we have a solution for this corny situation. Make aloo popcorns, because potatoes are always there in our kitchen.

Aloo popcorns may not be puffy and airy-like corn popcorns, but they’ll give you the same bite-sized crunchy snacking experience. You can just fill your bowl with them and keep popping them in your mouth. Even if you’ll be totally engrossed in your movie, you won’t be able to ignore the deliciousness of this snack. Now, making aloo popcorns may require some time and effort but you wouldn’t regret doing it once you’ll taste these yummy munchies.

(Also Read: Unique Aloo Snacks – Bake Your Potatoes To Make Some Yummy And Different Snacks)

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Boiled potatoes can be used to make various snacks. 

How to make potato popcorn at home:

Ingredients:

1 large or 2 small potatoes

1 onion, chopped

1 green chilli, chopped

1 cheese slice or grated 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Oregano and chilli flakes to taste

Salt to taste

Half cup cornflour

Water as required

1 cup breadcrumbs

Method:

Step 1 – Boil the potato in advance. (Takes around 15 minutes in pressure cooker.)

Step 2 – Mash the potato, add salt, cheese, oregano, chilli flakes and green chilli. Mix thoroughly to make solid dough.

Step 3 – In a separate bowl, mix cornflour in water to make thick batter. Add some salt to it. Place fine bread crumbs in another bowl.

Step 4 – Divide the potato dough into small balls. One by one, dip them in cornflour batter and immediately coat with bread crumbs.

Step 5 – Deep fry or bake or air fry the popcorns to make a crunchy snack.

Pair these flavourful popcorns with sauce or just eat as it is. These aloo popcorns with cheesy filling won’t let you miss your regular popcorns.
 

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