These Easy Potato Nuggets Are A Delish Quick-Fix For Your 'Crispy' Cravings

Highlights

  • Potato is a versatile veggie
  • Potato can be used to make range of snacks
  • Potatoes are also very easy to work with

Think crispy, think potatoes. We don’t know about you, but we have lived by this motto so far and not felt disappointed once. The tuber is so versatile that one can churn endless snacks using it – all you need are a combination of different spices and flours, veggies, meat etc. But have you ever used left-over rice with aloo to make a quick snack? Sounds interesting, right? Food vlogger Reshu makes use of the two to make these scrummy potato nuggets.  

(Also Read: 7 Easy Indian Dry Aloo Recipes That You Must Try)

How To Make Potato Nuggets?

For the recipe, take boiled and mashed potatoes in a bowl, take some mashed left-over rice, then some bread crumbs, chilli flakes, oregano, garlic cloves, salt as per taste, butter, black pepper powder. Mix everything well, then add coriander leaves, green chillies, corn flour or arrowroot. Make a thick mixture, and cut rectangular potato nuggets using a knife. If the mixture is sticking to the knife, you can sprinkle some cornflour over it. Now, make a maida slurry, dip the rectangular bits you just cut and fry them until crispy. Your nuggets are ready to serve.  

Watch Recipe Video Of Easy Potato Nuggets:

(Also Read: Move Over Chilli Potato, Try This Spicy Baby Potato Recipe By Veranda Restaurant

Serve it with any chutney or dip of choice. Try it at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.

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5 Iconic Aloo Snacks From All Over India You Can Make At Home Today!

Highlights

  • Potatatoes are a very versatile kitchen ingredient
  • Potato is an intrinsic part of Indian cooking
  • Street food fare of India is dominated by potatoes

Picture this. You wake up one day, walk into your kitchen only to find that you are out of potatoes. Sounds scary right? So many times, we don’t even know what we’d like to cook, but if there are a few potatoes lying around, there isn’t much cause for worry. Potatoes intermixed with Indian masalas always weave magic, and who knows it better than our desi street food vendors who have been using the tuber to make a gamut of delicacies since time immemorial. Here are some legendary potato snacks from around the country that you can make at home today!

1. Aloo Chaat

Love Delhi’s street food fare? Then you must have heard of aloo chaat (if not tried it already.) Small pieces of potatoes are coated in fiery masalas and fried until crisp – these are easy to make, and easier to tuck into.

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

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2. Aloo Tikki

Another crown jewel of Delhi and even North India’s Street food; aloo tikki is basically a crispy, spicy aloo patty, stuffed with… more aloo and spices! Enjoyed with a smattering of tangy and chilli chutneys, aloo tikki is our all-time favourite.  

(Also Read: 11 Best Potato Recipes | Best Aloo Recipes )

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3. Mysore Bonda

This fried dumpling with a golden, crispy flour coating is stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes, onions and green chillies. Pair it with any chutney or have it as is – you are in for a tempting treat!

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4. Vada Pav

We wonder how many of us are not aware of Mumbai’s ubiquitous snack vada pav. The delish treat has found fans across the country and abroad. A wholesome batata vada, prepared in almost the same way as the bonda, slid in between the pillowy pavs. This classic snack has our heart.  

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5. Aloo Chop

Chops and cutlets are Kolkata’s pride. You will find them across many cabins, restaurants and sweet shops. Chops are like croquettes, but a little more loaded. The oh-so crispy aloo chops are made with the goodness of mashed potatoes, bread crumbs and spices. This aloo chop recipe is also packed with the goodness of juicy keema. Does it get any better? We guess not!

These are only some of the many potato snacks that we love to try our hands at time and again. Did we miss out on your favourite? Do let us know in the comments section below! 

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Sweet potato fries recipe: How to make sweet potato fries

Method

Step one

Preheat your oven to 200C.

Step two

Wash and peel your sweet potatoes using a potato peeler.

Cut the potatoes into sticks around 1cm by 1cm wide.

Lay them flat on a baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil.

Toss the sweet potatoes until all the sticks are evenly coated with oil



Potato Soup (Aloo Kadhi) Recipe – A Comforting Meal That Can Be Made In 30 Min

Potato Soup <i>(Aloo Kadhi)</i> Recipe - A Comforting Meal That Can Be Made In Less Than 30 Min

Aloo kadhi or potato soup recipe is a must-try.

Highlights

  • Aloo kadhi or potato soup is made with boiled potatoes.
  • This unique kadhi can be made in under 30 minutes.
  • Watch the recipe video to make it at home.

There are a few recipes in Indian cuisine that have been declared as the perfect accompaniment for plain rice or spiced rice. Rajma, dal, chane and kadhi are immensely enjoyed with rice. Kadhi is one of our favourites – it is a curd-based dish, usually made with fried besan pakoda. Here is another version of kadhi carrying the same sourness of curd gravy but adding in the mushiness of boiled potatoes. Mashed potatoes are added instead of fried pakoda to double it up as a bowl of warm and comforting potato soup.

So, you can pair aloo kadhi with rice or Indian breads or just have it as a soup. Let us share with you that this kadhi goes best with fried pooris with a side of chutney or pickle. Aloo kadhi or potato soup can be made in under 30 minutes with few, simple ingredients.

The recipe video by food vlogger, Manjula Jain, was posted on her YouTube channel ‘Manjula’s Kitchen’. You’ll be surprised to see how easy it is to make this kadhi. Not extra time and effort needed to make kadhi pakodis. Just make a batter of mashed potatoes, curd and spices and add it to the curd gravy, which is flavoured with spices like bay leaves, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and ginger. Also, some all-purpose flour is added to thicken the gravy.

Potato soup is light, mildly flavoured and oh-so-yummy. You must try this unique kadhi recipe with healthier boiled potatoes.

Watch recipe video of Aloo Kadhi here:
 

(Also Read: Watch – How To Make Authentic Punjabi Kadhi At Home)

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Indian Cooking Hacks: How To Peel Boiled Potatoes Easily

Let’s admit it, there are only a few vegetables that are almost as dear to us as potatoes. The tuber is used in our curries, sides, biryani and even desserts! Have you ever seen a veggie impress on so many accounts, so many times a day? We certainly have not. Potatoes are not only an intrinsic part of our daily fare, but also a treasure of nutrients. Believe it or not, potatoes can do wonder for your health. They are replete with dangerous free radical fighting antioxidants, heart-friendly fibres and potassium that keeps our BP in check. Yes, they have been under immense scrutiny for past few years because of their high carb content. But very few nutritionists would actually recommend eliminating the healthy tuber from your diet completely. Yes, you may have to cut back on your consumption of fries, wedges and deep-fried patties, but something as simple and healthy as a boiled potato never harmed anyone. However, there’s a catch.

Boiling potatoes is perhaps one of the easiest tasks we can perform in a kitchen, but when it comes to peeling them, we tend to shudder a bit. If by any chance, you have nails longer than the usual length, you know you are in for a messy ride ahead.  But you would be happy to know that there are a few hacks in which you can peel boiled potatoes that are not only quick but are also hassle-free:

You can run the boiled potato under cold water and with help of your nails and bare hands skin it. This helps the skin come off very easily; however, there could be some traces of potato underneath your nails.

(Also Read: 11 Best Potato Recipes | Best Aloo Recipes )

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Potatoes are a storehouse of nutrition

You can run a paring knife around the circumference of the potato and then put it to boil. Now remember, you only have to make slightly deep marks around the potato, and not actually cut the potato in half. This way, when you take out the boiled potato, you can just hold it in your two palms and with some pressure applied by your thumb, separate the peels in an outward direction. It would be a good idea to run the hot boiled potato in cold water before you start the skinning.

Try these tricks and let us know how you liked them.  

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

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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!

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Watch: Aloo Anardana Recipe – A Chatpata Potato Dish For Your Indian Meal

Watch: <i>Aloo Anardana</i> Recipe - A <i>Chatpata</i>, Yummy Potato Dish For Your Indian Meal

Aloo anardana is a must-try recipe.

Highlights

  • Potatoes are the most popular choice for Indian meals.
  • Aloo anardana is another flavourful dish that you must try.
  • Watch the recipe video to make it at home.

If we’ll ask you to name one vegetable that is most commonly used in Indian cuisine, most of you would say ‘potatoes’. Potatoes are turned into different kinds of dry and gravy sabzis with or without the combination of other veggies. Dry potato dishes like jeera aloo are the simplest of all Indian dishes that can be fixed in a jiffy when you are in a hurry. Just saute the potato cubes with some spices till they turn brown and crispy and that’s it, you get a delicious aloo sabzi for your roti or a side dish for your platter.

Revamping the regular sukhe aloo dish, here’s an exciting new recipe of aloo anardana, which just as quick and simple as all other dry potato dishes but offers a distinct sweet and sour flavour from anardana. For the uninitiated, anardana is a sort of a spice made from mashed and dried pomegranate seeds. Its powdered form is considered an alternative of dry mango powder but with some added sweetness.

Chef Raji Gupta posted this recipe of aloo anardana on her YouTube channel ‘Beyond Dining Co by Chef Raji’. Anardana is mixed with potatoes and flavoured with spices like coriander powder, green chillies and red chilli powder, sauted in butter. The dish is garnished with coriander leaves and served. This chatpata alooanardana sabzi is paired with roti and rice and makes for a unique potato-based dish that your family will instantly fall in love with.

Watch the recipe video of aloo anardana:
 

(Also Read: This Safed Aloo (White Potatoes) Sabzi Can Be Made In Minutes)

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Move Over Chilli Potato, Try This Spicy Baby Potato Recipe By Veranda Restaurant

Move Over Chilli Potato, Try This Spicy Baby Potato Recipe By Veranda Restaurant

Spicy baby potato can make for an interesting and unique dish.

Highlights

  • Spicy baby potato is a delicious chinese-style preparation
  • It is made with a range of spicy chilli sauces
  • Take a look at this delicious and innovative recipe

We have often heard fans of ‘Desi’ Chinese food rave about how good the cuisine is. Whenever we heard the names of dishes such as Manchurian, Chilli Chicken, Chopsuey and so on, we automatically start to drool by just imagining these dishes. Chilli potato is also one such delicious ‘Chinjabi’ preparation which is a hit favourite across age groups. If you love chilli potato, then it’s time you tried an interesting and unique variation to it. The Spicy Baby Potato recipe by Veranda restaurant is a lip-smacking recipe that you’ll absolutely adore.

Watch The Full Recipe Video of Spicy Baby Potato by Veranda Restaurant:

(Also Read: Quick And Easy Method To Make Baby Potato Masala (Recipe Inside))

This recipe is the brainchild of the executive chefs who run the kitchens at Veranda Restaurant. The eatery is known to put an authentic and new spin on traditional dishes by creating their own signature recipes. The Spicy Baby Potato recipe uses some extremely fiery and tangy chutneys to give it a deliciously spicy flavour. If you love spicy food, you can add some extra chutneys to make the recipe even more tantalisingly hot! There are interesting additional ingredients to the Spicy Baby Potato recipe as well, such as chopped chives and microgreens. These give a refreshing crunchy flavour to the dish and make it taste unlike anything you would have ever tasted before!

So, grab hold of the spiciest ingredients in your kitchen and make this Spicy Baby Potato recipe today! You will be left licking your plate clean.

Here Is The Step-by-Step recipe of Spicy Baby Potato:

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 Baby Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Schezwan Chutney
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind Chutney
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of Chives
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • Sprigs of microgreens
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Par boil baby potatoes.
  2. Mash each one slightly with palm.
  3. Lightly coat the potatoes with corn flour and sprinkle with little bit of salt.
  4. Deep fry them until a little crispy.
  5. Heat oil in a pan.
  6. Add red chilli sauce and Schezwan chutney.
  7. Put the fried baby potatoes on the pan and coat it with the sauce.
  8. Put in tamarind chutney.
  9. Stir fry for 1 min.
  10. Plate it with drizzle of tamarind chutney and tandoori mayonnaise.
  11. Sprinkle chives.
  12. Garnish with microgreens.

This Creamy, Jeera Vegetable Recipe Is Here To Amp Up Your Lunch Spread

Highlights

  • Cumin is also known as jeera
  • There are many kinds of quick delicacies you can prepare for lunch
  • A mixed veg is always a good option when you are out of ideas

Isn’t it a tad annoying that you wake up each day and think of putting together a delicious lunch, except when it is time to cook it, you are either out of time or ideas or basic ingredients! We believe that a nice, fulfilling and hearty lunch can set the tone of the day. Even in Ayurveda, lunch has been dubbed as one of the most important meals of the day; therefore, it would not be the best idea to be casual about your lunch or skipping it altogether. There are a plenty of ways in which you can make use of whatever you have in your pantry to make something that is not just quick but also palatable. Take, for instance, this jeera vegetable, which is a step-up from your regular jeera aloo. In addition to aloo or potato, it also packs the goodness of baby carrots and spinach puree. You can give it a decadent spin by garnishing it with fresh cream. 

Jeera Vegetables Recipe:

For making jeera vegetable, all you need to do is heat some oil and butter in a pan, throw in the ever-so-flavourful jeera, onions, ginger-garlic and chilli paste, potatoes, and carrots. If you do not have ginger-garlic and chilli paste, you can also add finely chopped ginger, garlic and chillies. Let the masala cook, you can tell by the colour of onions. Once they are slightly golden-brown and sizzling, that is when your masalas are perfectly done. Next, add some palak puree, which is super easy to make, just tale a blender, add some water and chopped garlic and blend it into a puree.  

(Also Read: 13 Best Winter Vegetarian Recipes for Dinner | Popular Winter Vegetarian Recipes For Dinner)

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Cumin or jeera is an indispensable part of Indian cuisine

After you have cooked palak puree with masala , add some salt, pepper and coriander. Mix well. Now, add some salt, coriander and pepper. Throw in some butter, cream and lime juice-and give your simple mixed vegetable dish a delicious upgrade.  

Here is the full recipe of the luscious jeera vegetables. 

Pair it with rice or roti 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.