Aloo Bhujia/Potato Sev

Back to hostel food for kids is the theme I chose for the final week of Blogging Marathon #25.As theme is kids based I wanted to share some kid's friendly snacks which has a longer shelf life.
Aloo bhujia is a crunchy snack which is almost like the omapodi(thin sev) in which cooked and mashed potato is added to the besan flour and deep fried.I also added some fried peanuts and cashews for extra rich taste and mint juice for added flavor.Here goes the recipe for crunchy aloo bhujia..................................

Ingredients

IngredientQuantity
Potato2nos.(medium size)
Besan/split chickpea flour/kadalamaavu2cups
Red chilly powder11/4tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi 1/2tsp
Garam masala powder 1/8tsp
Mint leaves(optional)10-15 leaves
Peanuts/verkadalai2tbs
Cashews2tbs
Saltto taste
Oilfor frying




Method 
  • Pressure cook the potato for 2 whistles,mash or grate the potato and set it aside. 
  • Crush the mint leaves with a tsp of water in a mortar and squeeze the juice and keep it aside. Heat the oil in a pan and keep it in a medium flame. 
  • In a wide mouth bowl take the besan,to this add the mashed potato,mint juice,salt,chilly powder,turmeric powder and a tbs of hot oil.
  • Knead it well without adding any water,the moisture in the potato will be enough to make a soft dough. 
  • Fill the murukku press with the dough with the sev blade and squeeze it in the hot oil in a circular motion. 
  • Cook it in a medium flame till both sides get crisp.Continue for the rest of the dough. 
  • Then fry the peanuts and cashews separately in the hot oil and keep it aside,to this sprinkle a pinch of salt,chilly powder and garam masaal powder,mix it well. 
  • Now crumble all the sev to one inch piece and add the nuts,mix it well. 
  • Store it in an air tight container. 

Enjoy...................................... 
  • The bhujia tastes very well on the next day as all the flavors get incorporated well. 
  • Do not add water while mixing the flour otherwise it will become watery. 
  • Grease your palms with little oil if the dough is sticky if needed grease the murukku press also.
  • If the potato is mashed properly grind it in the blender to a fine paste.

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26 comments:

Wow... Yummy bhujia.... Always loved it.... Thanks for sharing... Bookmarking it...

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LOVE alu bhujiya. Wonderful idea to pack out for hostel goers. I've never made this at home though

Looks delicious and perfect Nalini...

Love this all time...
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That looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful snaps Nalini...

Crispy & super tempting!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats corner

Oh what a snack for any day and time.

Perfectly made Nalini.Super yummy snack.Will call u this week.

never made this at home but love to have it (store bought)....

Aloo bhujia is m fav. I am great fan of it and often buy haldiram's one. Now a days found it too salty and stopped eating it. Bookmarking your recipe nalini. It came out good for you.

Love it! I always get Haldiram's Alu bhujia but now I think I will try making it at home :)

look absolutely tempting !! Gorgeous

One of my favorite snacks, has come out very perfectly.

Yummy one. I love it for the chaats.

My H's fav snack...you have made it so perfectly, would love to try this...thanks for sharing!

I have never made Aloo Bhujia before! Adding potatoes should make it melt in your mouth. Bookmarking the recipe :)

Nice click and yummy looking aloo bhujia. My kids love it.

Awesome looking aloo bhujias. Bookmarked!!!

Usually we get a packet from Haldiram's,dunno y i never tried them at home, will make it soon,thanks for sharing Nalini.

What a great choice! This will give Haldiram's a run for money :)

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