Delicious Aloo bhujia makes coffee or tea a bliss
Nowadays I am not making fried snacks as much I used to do. Yes with two kids it is always a daunting task. They will run into the kitchen and want to play there. My son only wants to sit with me. Also my hubby’s sugar level (A1C) is creeping up. I bought a packet of instant mashed potato a month ago thinking of making Aloo bhujia one day. Finally yesterday I was able to make it.
These days boasting about achievements has become part of blogging; how many followers have you got? Then there is a food photography competition ? How many recipes have you written in one year? If you see me I am a lazy goose in this regard. I will post only as much as I can. Blogging is a hobby for me rather than a competition. I know even if I don’t blog, billions of people around the world will still be cooking and eating. My mom used to say to me “Nothing stops and waits for you”. You are only a little thing, so flow with the wind.
Since I have instant potato flakes, Aloo Bhujia is really easy to make. Actually this dish is gluten free. It has only besan/ chickpea flour and mashed potato and some spices. When I checked the recipe in Google there are tons of variation. I used the spices which I normally use in this kind of snack along with chat masala. It is a taste that I acquired during childhood, for tea there will always be some snacks available. Mom did not make these kinds of snacks unless during the festivals, so dad would buy it from the store. However in Indian stores, the snacks available are not fresh, made somewhere on last year with never-ending expiry dates.
For this recipe you need a mold to make thin noodles, I have one from India, which my dad had bought for me. Just mix all the flour and spices and you don’t need to add any extra water. As when you dehydrate the potato flakes the water is is enough for making the dough for the noodles. Once you have made the noodles, you fry it in hot oil. Within few minutes your tasty snack is ready. If you don’t have instant potato flakes use a boiled potato and mash it.
Here comes the recipe when you looking for an easy snack idea try this one.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.