March 10, 2022

Potato Chips | Aloo Wafers

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Potato chips / Potato Wafers needs no introduction . Children to adults, there would hardly be anyone who dislikes these paper thin crispy potato chips .

Finally this post is seeing the light of the day after being on my drafts for close to 1 year .I make chips frequently at home but  each time I would miss clicking the pics and this post which is very dear to me never made it to the blog..So this time I made sure I click and publish the post without fail.

A  bowl of potato chips makes up for a perfect company when we are on long drives,  outings, catching up on late night movies,nail biting cricket match or a quite evening with friends over a drink

Would you believe me if I said making potato chips at home was easy ? You  can make potato chips just like the ones we get at the fresh chips outlets where we can see the potato slices sizzling in hot oil before they turn crunchy and crispy.

 It indeed is easy..nonetheless it requires a little pre preparation, but the end result is just perfect to make us forget all the effort that has gone into the making of these crunchy delights .

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Potatoes - as many as you want
Oil for deep frying
1 tsp salt 
1 tsp red chilli powder 


  • Wash and peel the potatoes.Soak the potatoes in water until you are ready to slice them.This step will prevent the potatoes from turning black. 
  • Using a slicer make thin slices of the potatoes and soak them in cold water for 15 mins. This helps in removing the starch from the potatoes and chips will be crisp and not turn brown while frying. 
  • Heat the oil in a pan and simultaneously take some potato slices out of water and dry them on a kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, drop the potato slices into the oil and fry until the oil stops hissing and the chips are crisp. 
  • Drain on an absorbent paper .
  • In a mixing bowl ,add these fried chips ,sprinkle some salt and chilli powder and give a lightly toss to mix it evenly. Store in a dry air tight container once the chips have cooled down.

  1. Washing the potato slices and soaking it in water is a very essential step . Do not Miss It . 
  2. If there is starch present in the potato, the chips will turn black very soon and will not get fried properly giving a weird taste.
  3. Ensure that after the slices are dropped in oil, reduce the flame to medium after 1-2 mins and keep stirring the fries occasionally to prevent sticking and even frying.
  4. Patience is the key to getting the perfect crisps . Do not increase the flame for quicker results, the potatoes take time to get crispier. Hastening will make the outer portion crisp while the inner will remain soft and you will end up with soggy fries. Fry only in medium flame and drain them after the sizzling sound stops completely.


  1. I'm sure these homemade chips will be way better than anything in a bag. I'm sure they will be great if I adapt it with my Air Fryer also.

  2. Home made chips are any day better than the packed ones. It has been ages since I made these as I used to make when my kids were small. They are simply irresistible.


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