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Potato chips

Potato chips add the crunch when having simple meal like lentils & rice.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: banana chips, dehydrated, fried, homemade potato chips, Potato fries
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 kg large potatoes
  • 1 tbsp sea salt/rock salt if eating during fasting period
  • 1 small piece of phitkari/alum
  • 2-3 litre of water

Instructions

  • Using mandolin slicer,thinly slice potatoes.
  • Heat a pot with water,salt and alum
  • Add the potato slices to water and boil them for 5 mins.
  • Remove them from the water, transfer to a pot to cold water for few minutes
  • Drain the excess water
  • Spread them evenly in a dehydrator or spread it out in the Sun
  • Dehydrate for 4-7 hours till crisp or 1-2 days in the sun.
  • Store in a dry air-tight jar.
  • Fry in hot oil whenever you wish to eat.

Notes

Note: You may use fitkari alum if you want the chips bleached white.
There is no change in taste even if you do not add alum while soaking.
If you are making this specially for fasting: use rock salt and pepper instead of normal salt and red chilly powder.
If you do not have dehydrator dry the chips in hot sun on a plastic sheet in balcony as done in the olden days.
As explained in the article, choice of potato is important to get the bright white colored chips.