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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Potato Vathal / Urulaikizhangu Vathal / Potato Vadam / Potato Chips

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Potato Vathal
Large potato-3
Salt -1 & 1/2 tsp
Alum/Alam/Padikaram -1/2tsp
Peel the potato & cut into small thin slices like we cut for making potato chips.
Immerse all the potato slices in water.
Wash the potato twice to remove starch from the potatoes.
Boil some water add salt & alum,add the potato.
In medium flame boil till its 1/2 cooked.
You should be able to tear the slice,then this is the right time to switch off the stove.
Rinse this 1/2 cooked potato in fresh water twice,drain out the water.
Spread these potato slices on a cloth.
Dry these in sun for 2 to 3 days till the potatoes are completely dry & crisp.
Store it in a container & deep fry when needed.
a) Do not over cook the potato.
b) Dry it on a cloth not on a plate or plastic sheet
c) Add salt according to your taste
d) After deep frying sprinkle salt & chilly powder on top & enjoy the potato vathal/chips.

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  1. In ooty they make potato vathals and store. But they dont use alum. Is alum to take out dirts?

  2. Its used for giving the veg. a crispness & as you said to remove dirt & give a nice white colour Shanthi Krishnakumar

  3. useful post..n crispy vathal


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