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.
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.
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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!
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.
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!
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.